Doncaster based Agemaspark have signed up to exhibit at Get up to Speed with STEM, Yorkshire’s largest annual employer-inspired science, technology, engineering, manufacturing (STEM) and construction showcase for young people with over 4,500 booked to attend so far.
Taking place at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham on Thursday 29th March, the event gives young people the chance to see some of the UK’s most exciting STEM innovations and meet the people who design, build and operate them. Pupils can also speak to a wide variety of businesses, inventors, apprentices and education providers about future career opportunities. For the first time, the main Magna visitor attraction will also be open to visitors to explore.
Get up to Speed with STEM also gives companies taking part the opportunity to showcase their expertise, highlight career opportunities and current vacancies and meet with other businesses, whilst helping to address the skills gaps across the sectors.
John Barber, CEO of The Work-wise Foundation (organisers of the event) said: “This year’s event will be our 11th and largest live event to date. We have a huge variety of businesses exhibiting who will be demonstrating the wide range of jobs and careers from more traditional sectors to new advanced technologies and innovations. This event truly showcases the depth and range of exciting opportunities open to our young people.
Paul Stockhill, Managing Director of Agemaspark said “An important part of Agemaspark’s development has been investment in apprenticeships, training the next generation of engineers and attracting further future generations is an important part of sustaining our business with 80% of our workforce coming to me from school including my senior managers and toolmakers. We exhibited at Get up to Speed with STEM last year and were pleased with the level of interest shown by students, teachers and parents. The event also provided good networking opportunities with other businesses in the industry which led to new business with potential to become a long-term working partnership.”
For more details and to book your FREE place to attend please visit the website at https://www.getuptospeed.org.uk/