Event Invitation: Join us - STEM Careers in the Spotlight on Monday 8th March
28 Jan 2021

Join us in celebrating British Science Week & International Women's Day on the 8th March at our free virtual career inspiration webinar for educators and secondary students.

F4S presents STEM Careers in the Spotlight as part of the Futures4Students career inspiration webinar series that focus on future careers for young people in secondary education. Join us to celebrate British Science Week and International Women’s Day 2021 on Monday 8th March 2021.

We’re holding a day-long series of virtual sessions in line with this year’s Science Week theme of Innovating for the Future. These sessions can be attended as a one off or as a series of events and are designed for students and educators, and we also welcome any parents who wish to join the student sessions.

For this event we bring together industry professionals from a range of sectors: Environment & Energy, Food & Drink, Financial Services, Engineering & Manufacturing and Science & Tech to share insights with students about what it takes to have a fulfilling and successful career in these industries. F4S has partnered with 100 Women in Finance to present these events.

Who is the event for?

The events are designed for secondary school students across the UK and educators including support staff, SMT, subject teachers and Career Leads. Parents may join should they wish to accompany their children.

Book a place for your class to help them gain insight into what can be a rewarding career path for many.


CAREERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT: MONDAY MARCH 8, 2021

09:45 - 10:15 Spotlight: Maths4Girls - where can maths take you?

Hear from our inspiring role-models from business and industry whose careers use the M in STEM.

10:30 - 11:00 Spotlight: Sustainability 4 energy and the environment

Hear from our industry experts who will showcase their careers in sustainability, with a focus on energy and the environment, and how they link to the Sustainable Development Goals.

11:15 - 11:45 Spotlight: Sustainability 4 food and drink

Hear from our industry experts who will showcase their careers in sustainability, with a focus on the food and drink industry, and how they link to the Sustainable Development Goals.

12:00 - 12:30 Spotlight: Arts and creativity 4 STEM

Inspire students with the career story of our role-models who combine creativity, art and STEM in their careers.

12:45 - 13:15 ** Educator session** Relatable Role Models & Unconscious Bias

We are putting a spotlight on the importance of relatable role-models for young people and how to avoid unconscious bias in your classroom and careers education.

13:30 - 14:00 Spotlight: Engineering & Manufacturing 4 the future

Hear from our industry-leading role-models and discover more about careers in manufacturing and engineering, including cutting edge and careers of the future, and how they link to the Sustainable Development Goals.

14:15 - 14:45 Spotlight: Science & Tech

Hear from our industry-leading role-models and discover more about careers in science and technology, including cutting edge and careers of the future, and how they link to the Sustainable Development Goals.

16:00-16:30 ** Educator session ** Skills needed 4 careers in science and technology

Gain insight into this rapidly expanding industry area. Be able to inspire your students with up-to-date careers insights, and support them with the skills they need to start a career in these fields.


Why is this event important?

F4S will share positive, authentic and motivational stories about careers in STEM and showcase the range of careers it can offer. The demand for STEM based jobs is increasing, with new and exciting jobs being created alongside the traditional ones. These sessions are opportunities for students to learn from role models, help to combat common myths and misconceptions and to allow young people to understand the diverse range of careers STEM subjects offer them.

These events will provide essential support for young people in considering and pursuing their career choices and inspire them to take better informed decisions about their future.

How does it work?

Educators and students are invited to attend the sessions in the programme below. Booking will take place on Eventbrite. Educators and students will then log in to the webinar on the date and time of the event (either remotely or in class). Sessions will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel for those not able to attend in person.