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Experiences

Quality STE(A)M experiences for curious young people

Giving YOUNG PEOPLE opportunities to explore and experience STEM in a unique and virtual way. 

We offer experiences designed to raise awareness, and inform young people how STEM is relevant, interesting and leads to a rewarding career. Throughout the experiences, young people have the opportunity to work on hands-on challenges, work towards the nationally recognised Industrial Cadets accreditation whilst interacting with STEM professionals and educators.

Young people will be inspired and...

  • gain insight into all things STEM

  • progress with making choices  and follow a pathway to their dream career

  • achieve an Industrial Cadets accreditation

Teachers can be assured...

  •  that our full range of experiences meet the Gatsby benchmarks

  • that our experiences fully support and enhance the career programme in school

Engineering Class

CALLING ALL STEM EMPLOYERS

SPONSOR AN EXPERIENCE

 that meets your CSR objectives

Partners/Employers- get involved...

  • strengthen skills within your team through mentor training and continued professional development.

  • raise your community profile and build links with schools and colleges

  • inspire young people and contribute towards creating a talent pipeline for your business

  • improve social mobility by delivering quality experiences to potential employees of the future

With industry and partner support, we aim to create a proficient future workforce, by delivering quality programmes, helping to develop skills and raise awareness of STEM careers

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WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCES

"I learnt loads and had loads of fun learning how to code robots "

— Student

Experiences for under 13 year olds

 

When does it run?

AEROSPACE
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Industrial Cadets Challenger

The aerospace industry is huge, spanning the planes that take us away on holiday, the rockets and spacecraft that are pioneering space travel, and satellites that allow us to stay connected. Working creatively and collaboratively your students will bring their ideas to life combining the fundamentals of STEM with their own imagination and aerospace knowledge provided by EDT.  Interactive and hands on design activities are combined with careers sessions from leading aerospace companies, encouraging students to question their own ideas and interests and consider what the future of space exploration could look like for them and the rest of the world.

When does it run?

Throughout the year

Duration

These activities are designed to be flexible and fit into the school day.  Teachers can choose their own timeframes and access activities when it suits them.

When does it run?

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

Industrial Cadets Challenger

When does it run?

Throughout the year

Duration

These activities are designed to be flexible and fit into the school day.  Teachers can choose their own timeframes and access activities when it suits them.

When does it run?

DIGITAL

Industrial Cadets Challenger

Take a dive into the exciting world of digital technology. STEM professionals all over the world are revolutionising their communities by developing solutions to global problems, utilising technology to make our lives easier and safer. In this introduction to the ever-expanding digital world, students will take part in a variety of hands-on activities inspired by these pioneers, all of which are backed up by interactive sessions with role models from a wide range of STEM industries.

When does it run?

Throughout the year

Duration

These activities are designed to be flexible and fit into the school day.  Teachers can choose their own timeframes and access activities when it suits them.

When does it run?

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
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Industrial Cadets Challenger

Artificial Intelligence is all around us, from keeping us safe on social media, predicting our next search on Google and protecting our bank accounts from fraud. In this programme, students will learn to think critically about technology, asking questions about how artificial intelligence can improve our everyday lives and be used to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. This is all reinforced further by sessions with STEM industry experts, bringing the topic to life through interactions with real world role models.

When does it run?

Throughout the year

Duration

These activities are designed to be flexible and fit into the school day.  Teachers can choose their own timeframes and access activities when it suits them.

Experiences for 13-16 year olds

 
ROUTES INTO STEM

Here is an exciting opportunity to explore the various routes you can take towards your STEM career. This course is designed to give insight into pathways following GCSE's including study routes via colleges, & university and direct apprenticeship routes through industry.  This inspiring course is run during half terms and young people will be able to tour a variety of institutions virtually and also have access to live career sessions and mentor panels with STEM employers.

When does it run?

Duration

February, May, October 2021

20 hours to be completed over 2 weeks inclusive of half term.

Industrial Cadets  Bronze

Cost

£60 towards the cost of administration and the Industrial Cadets Silver award.  Bursary places are available.

Experiences for over 16 year olds

 

Insight into University is a comprehensive on-line course allowing students to experience STEM studies at university and the career opportunities that these subjects lead to.  It will provide access to information on student life, STEM projects and activities set by leading UK universities and global STEM companies, first year undergraduate lectures, live interactive sessions with academics, admissions tutors, employers and current students. Read more

UNIVERSITY 

Industrial Cadets  Silver

previously known as Headstart & Inspire 

When does it run?

Mid June – Mid August 2021

Duration 

30 hours to be completed during 8 weeks in the summer

Cost

£50 towards the cost of administration and the Industrial Cadets Silver award.  Bursary places are available.

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