STEM Careers

There are a huge number of jobs open to people interested in any scientific or technical discipline.  Good websites to research your options are listed below under Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Computing.  You may also like to consider one of the many excellent STEM courses offered by organisations such as the Smallpeice Trust, Headstart, or the National Centre for Cyber Security. Have a look at the Work Experience and Gap Years pages for more ideas as well.

General STEM websites:

www.futuremorph.org -  this site has a wide range of resources and information about work experience etc as well

www.wherestemcantakeyou.co.uk - a digital toolkit for students and teachers

www.sciencecareerpathways.com

Engineering

Engineering is a broad term covering jobs designing and manufacturing technical products from vehicles to robots, buildings and factories; keeping systems in working order and harnessing energy to keep modern society functioning.

www.tomorrowsengineers.org – one of the best sites for finding out about the varied careers in Engineering, with information about the many routes to becoming an engineer

www.i-want-to-study-engineering.org is a great resource for anyone aiming to study at a top university and includes problems and games to try that give you an idea of the problem solving skills you will need to succeed

www.whynotchemeng.com – find out about working as a Chemical Engineer

www.theengineer.co.uk - there is a student section on this site with CV advice and a wide range of other resources

www.wisecampaign.org.uk – for advice about Women in Engineering, including courses of interest

www.careersinaerospace.com

www.aerosociety.com – the Royal Aeronautical Society

www.theimi.org.uk – the Institute of the Motor Industry

www.imeche.org – the Institute of Mechanical Engineers

www.theiet.org – the Institute for Engineering and Technology

www.epsrc.ac.uk – the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

www.iagre.org – the Institution of Agricultural Engineers

www.myoilandgascareer.com

www.nsan.co.uk -the National Skills Academy for Nuclear

www.nuclearinst.com – the Nuclear Institute

www.imarest.org – the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

www.iomet.org.uk – the Institute of Operations Management

Physics

www.iop.org – the Institute of Physics

www.ioa.org – the Institute of Acoustics

www.ras.org.uk – the Royal Astronomical Society

Chemistry

www.abpi.org.uk – the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Society

www.rpharms.com - for careers information from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

www.bps.ac.uk – British Pharmacological Society

www.iom3.org – the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

www.csofs.org – Forensic Science Society

www.rcuk.ac.uk - for insight into life as a researcher from the Research Councils UK website

www.whynotchemeng.com – find out about working as a Chemical Engineer

www.forensic-science-society.org.uk - the Chartered Society of Forensic Scientists

Biology

www.biochemistry.org – the Biochemical Society

www.asab.org – the Society for the study of Animal Behaviour

www.bbsrc.ac.uk – the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

www.bsbi.org.uk – the Botanical Society of the British Isles

www.britishecologicalsociety.org

www.genetics.org.uk – the Genetics Society

www.ibms.org – the Institute of Biomedical Science

www.mba.ac.uk – the Marine Biological Association

www.mcsuk.org – the Marine Conservation Society

www.microbiology.org – Society for General Microbiology

Mathematics

www.mathscareers.org.uk - an excellent resource for general information

www.ima.org.uk – the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

www.ons.gov.uk – the Office for National Statistics

www.operational-research.gov.uk – for information about careers that involve using maths and modelling to inform complex decisions

www.rss.org.uk – the Royal Statistical Society

Computer Science

www.csd.org.uk – the Chartered Society of Designers

www.iap.org.uk – the Institution of Analysts and Programmers

www.thetechpartnership.com

For anyone interested in finding out more about Computer Science at university, Harvard's free online course CS50, provides an excellent introduction.  The course assumes you have not studied Computer Science before and will give you a good insight into the self-motivation needed to excel at this subject at university.