Ambassadors are an important link between employers and schools. There are approximately 1400 Ambassadors currently engaged with the programme, representing over 600 employers. Sharing their knowledge of working in the construction industry, Ambassadors ensure young people are inspired and informed on their choice of career opportunities.
The service has been transferred from CITB to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning, as the UK’s largest provider of education and careers support in STEM. With over 30,000 Ambassadors and 19 STEM Hubs across the UK, this move will enable the programme to benefit from a wide range of opportunities and support.
This collaboration means the programme for construction can be further developed using STEM’s digital platform as the one-stop shop for all events, feedback and resources. Not only will CITB be able to gain access to events held across all UK secondary schools, but this will enable CITB to better equip Ambassadors with the right resources, making sure the industry is promoted fully and consistently.
To become a STEM Ambassador, you need to register here and select to participate in the ‘Construction and the built environment’ scheme. For guidance on how to register or manage your STEM profile, please visit Go Construct.
To commit to the scheme as an employer, please register here.
FIS would really like to see Ambassadors dedicated to the finishes and interiors sector join the STEM offer, so we have wide approach that our educational partners can easily access encouraging young people into the sector. Being a STEM Ambassador is about engaging and enthusing young people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Ambassadors will help encourage students to consider progression into related careers, inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals.
It offers the chance to give something back to education and the wider community, whilst giving individuals the chance to develop their own skills and improve themselves.
“Being a STEM Ambassador is probably the most satisfying aspect of my career. Inspiring kids for the future is the pinnacle of what’s possible and it’s tremendous fun too!” – Derek Langley, Product Manager at Thales.