STFC is also leading on a campus-wide initiative to get more people from the campus companies signed up to work as STEM Ambassadors in local schools and colleges. This is to help both students and teachers get a better insight on the range of potential career options in science and technology, and the education and training pathways that could help them get there.
STFC additionally runs a renowned work experience programme at the Daresbury Laboratory, which allows students from the local area to gain hands on industry experience within the different science and technology businesses located at Sci-Tech Daresbury.
Work experience offers students the opportunity to gain the skills and contacts necessary to excel in their future careers. The campus is seeing an increasing number of work experience students returning from university to establish their full-time careers within Sci-Tech Daresbury’s laboratories and neighbouring businesses.
The barriers that marginalised groups have too often had to face to develop rewarding STEM careers have meant our most advanced sectors have also failed to take advantage of benefits that diversity of thought can contribute towards tackling some of the world’s biggest problems.
For this important reason, the partnership between Sci-Tech Daresbury and STFC will remain dedicated to its journey towards ensuring that the next generation of talent has access to the correct experiences in life that will help them to make informed choices about their future careers. This will simultaneously allow innovative businesses access the best of the next generation of talent – regardless of their background.
As a result, Sci-Tech Daresbury will continue to offer a working environment in which its talent can flourish, collaborate and develop together in order to improve the world around us, one idea at a time.