Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Our amazing team is working dynamically with our stakeholders to find creative solutions to ensure young people still benefit from their experience with us and our partners.

We are finding innovative ways to develop and deliver programmes and help young people receive their Industrial Cadets Awards.

Latest Information

Updated: 20th May 2020

With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, information and advice from Government can change quickly.  We at EDT take the health, safety and wellbeing of all our stakeholders seriously, including our staff, the young people on our programmes and all who we interact with.  We are monitoring the situation closely and will be following the official guidance from the relevant Government/ Public bodies.  In close liaison and consultation with our stakeholders we are working to find ways to ensure young people still benefit from their experience with us and our partners.


For all the latest Government information on COVID-19 and the measures the Government, and Devolved Governments, are taking, please visit the UK Government website, the Scottish Government website, the Welsh Government website or the Northern Irish Government website.


Based on the current guidelines, where possible our events will continue as planned, if this is not possible we are working with schools, colleges, universities and partners to find alternative solutions for young people to complete their projects and programmes, and receive their Industrial Cadets awards.  Our teams are in regular liaison with our stakeholders about this, and we aim to respond as soon as we can to all incoming enquiries.


Routes into STEM

The Routes into STEM team are pleased to announce we have successfully deferred all the May half term courses to be delivered later in the year. Whilst working with our partners to ensure when delivering the courses we are continuing to abide by the government guidelines. We will carry on sending out offers; please act quickly to the offer email to secure your place by making payment and returning your consent form. 

Headstart and Inspire

Headstart and Inspire courses which were due to take place this summer have unfortunately been cancelled. This decision was not taken lightly, but in these exceptional times our primary aim is to safeguard students’ safety and welfare.  If your child was due to attend a course, you will have received a direct communication from us detailing an alternative offer of an online experience and information regarding refunds. Please note the online university course is available to Headstart and Inspire students only. If you have any queries, please email

Year in Industry

The Year in Industry team are still working on placements for the academic year 2020/21. Student applications to the scheme are still open and our partner companies wherever possible are offering candidates virtual interviews. The team are still responding to email enquiries.


We are keen to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) by reminding everyone of the public health advice, and resources can be found here.

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