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Projects

Projects designed to accelerate young peoples interest in STE(A)M and prepare them for the real working world.

Young people will have the opportunity to engage first hand with mentors from industry  and solve a real life challenges faced by industry.

Our projects take place throughout the academic year and are led by industry experts to help young people develop important life skills and gain a better understanding of STEM.  Our projects are applied for by the teacher and were previously known as Engineering Education Scheme (EES) and Go4SET.

Students will engage and develop the following vital skills:

  • technical

  • team working

  • project management

  • time management

  • presentation

  • communication

  • data management

  • report writing

  • sustainability

  • deciphering and understanding of business needs.

Students will participate in careers webinars, online STEM activities and masterclasses and conduct research to complete their project.  They will have the opportunity to tour the workplaces of industry partners and ask questions direct through inspiring sessions with STEM professionals, virtually or on site. These fantastic and uniquely created projects are designed to accelerate young peoples personal growth and preparing them for the real  working world.

Hear what our students say about project (previously known as Go4SET)

Industrial Cadets Accreditation

The work and outcomes produced from the project will contribute to the students achieving an Industrial Cadets  award.  This nationally recognised award demonstrates a unique insight into industry, a quality experience and progression. Students can build their Industrial Cadets portfolio with the various levels and showcase their achievements to educators and potential employers. Find out more

Teachers can be assured that...

  • our virtual projects sessions will be held in a safe online environment

  • the structure of the project meets the Gatsby benchmarks and fully support and enhance the career programme in school

  • their students will receive support from a mentor,

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STEM EMPLOYERS

WHY NOT SPONSOR A PROJECT?

Employers/Partners - Get involved!

  • You will have a flexible delivery option and the ability to customise the project brief to your company.

  • By collaborating with us, companies  will get a real sense of young people’s views on some of the key challenges for the future 

  • With our virtual projects; as well as the 6 students whom you will be mentoring, you will have access and outreach to hundreds of students across the UK taking part.  

  • It's a great way to 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

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WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT OUR PROJECTS

Learning more about the STEM Industry itself, the larger companies which I had never heard about prior now seem like potential career opportunities

— Student

Our Industrial Cadets Projects

 

Bronze Project

Your students will have the opportunity to gain key skills for learning, life and work, working as a team on a set STEM project.  Students will learn about their future career paths and the exciting STEM opportunities available to them, through their partner company and a variety of webinars from STEM Professionals and Universities.  Aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence and the Gatsby Careers Benchmarks, it enhances the work students complete in their academic education. At the end of the scheme, students graduate as Bronze-level Industrial Cadets, a nationally recognised award that students can use as evidence of their experience and take forward to complement their future applications and career journeys.

 

We listened to our stakeholders feedback and so the 2021/22 Industrial Cadets Bronze Project incorporates and retains the best of the previous model (Go4SET).

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Age group

England - Year 8-9  / Scotland S2

Structure

12 weeks in school project supported by an industry mentor

Class/ Individual/Team?

Team project

Who applies

School representative e.g. teacher, STEM co-ordinator, careers advisor.

Teacher involvement?

Teacher required to support the team in a weekly meeting  

Gold Project

Give your students the opportunity to work on a real-life STEM project set by a Company!

You will help them to develop key work ready skills, technical skills and show them what opportunities are available to them in Industry, to include apprenticeship and graduate routes.  Students will spend 20 weeks partnered with a company to complete their real life project, which will incorporate University workshops and webinars from a host of STEM professionals and organisations.  At the end of the Scheme, students graduate as Gold-level Industrial Cadets, a nationally recognised award that students can use as evidence of their experience and take forward to complement their future applications and career journeys.  

 

We listened to our stakeholders feedback so the 2021/22 Industrial Cadets Gold Project incorporates and retains the best of the previous model (Engineering Education Scheme).

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Age group

England Year 12  / Scotland - S5-S6

Structure

20 weeks in school project supported by an industry mentor  

Class/ Individual/Team?

Team project

Who applies

School representative e.g. teacher, STEM co-ordinator, careers advisor.

Teacher involvement?

Teacher required to support the team in a weekly meeting