Science Industry Partnership

05 Feb 2021

Raising aspirations through a new mentoring programme

The STEM Ambassador programme, in partnership with Brightside, is launching a national online mentoring scheme to support young people aged 16-18 who are interested in STEM.

Available from end of February to May 2021, mentoring will take place over a 10 week period. Over 400 ambassadors have already expressed an interest in mentoring, ready to support up to 2,000 young people in exploring STEM career options, helping them make informed decisions, overcome challenges and feel more confident about their future. Mentoring will take place over Brightside's secure online platform through a moderated messaging system and all of our STEM Ambassadors are DBS or PVG checked as standard.

Young people taking part will receive:

  • training on how to use Brightside’s secure messaging system
  • one to one support and inspiration from a STEM Ambassador
  • support and resources to help them make informed decisions about their future

Young people can register for the mentoring programme here, and STEM Ambassadors can sign up as mentors through their STEM Ambassador account.