STEMM Employers and Networks 2015

Representatives of the following employers and networks attended WOTF15 to give careers information and advice.

Connect-Education-and-Business-150 Connect Education and Business – Connect Education and Business brings young people into direct contact with employers for work related learning and work experience opportunities.  This enables young people to gain valuable first-hand experience of the working environment and to evaluate future career opportunities. By working with us as Career or STEM Ambassadors and mentors, employers are able to help inspire and shape their future workforce. ConnectEB is the delivery partner for the STEM Ambassadors programme across the region and co-ordinate the network of over 1,000 STEM Ambassadors active across Suffolk and Norfolk. Every year, we support over 13,000 young people gain more understanding of the world of work and consider future career opportunities. We work with more than3,000 employers across the region. We have a network of 1000 STEM Ambassadors, and we work with over 800 Schools and regional FE Colleges.


Print Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. More information about Dow can be found at


EDGE_web EDGE is an industry-led scheme that aims to educate, develop, grow and employ young people in the food & farming industry. An important part of the EDGE project is educating young people about where their food comes from and the hundreds of careers available within the industry. EDGE have over 100 dedicated ambassadors visiting schools and attending events to promote the food & farming sectors.



intel_rgb_3000_1 copy INTEL – Back in 1968, two scientists, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, founded Intel with a vision for semiconductor memory products. By 1971, they had introduced the world’s first microprocessor. Since then, Intel has established a heritage of innovation that continues to expand the reach and promise of computing while advancing the ways people work and live worldwide. Our mission: Utilize the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on earth. Our vision: If it is smart and connected, it is best with Intel.




Hethel Innovation (Based at Hethel Engineering Centre) provides innovation based business support to SMEs across East Anglia with a focus on engineering, manufacturing and emerging technologies. This includes start-up and incubation assistance at Hethel Engineering Centre, support on funding bids, collaborations, new product development and networking. HIL also provides innovation training to academic institutions, businesses and public sector organisations


JIC-logo-150 The John Innes Centre – Our mission is to generate knowledge of plants and microbes through innovative research, to apply our knowledge of nature’s diversity to benefit agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, to train scientists for the future and to  engage with policy makers and the public. The research we do makes use of a wide range of disciplines in biological and chemical sciences, including microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, molecular biology, computational and mathematical biology. We receive funding from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for four research areas that directly address BBSRC strategic objectives in food security, human health and industrial biotechnology


lab_land_150 Land Rover Jaguar – Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturing business, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-terrain vehicles and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques. Under the ownership of Tata Motors Limited, Jaguar Land Rover is transforming its business to realise the full potential of its brands and deliver profitable results. Driving the business is a world-class team of 32,000 people globally. In addition we support more than 210,000 UK jobs through the supply chain, dealer network and wider economy. All of our cars are engineered and designed in Britain and while we have ambitious plans for global growth, the heart of the business remains in the UK. We have invested billions of pounds in our state-of-the-art production, research and development facilities. In fact, Jaguar Land Rover is the biggest UK investor in R&D in the manufacturing sector – ahead of British Aerospace and Rolls-Royce – and in the global top 100 for R&D spend. This investment, along with our on-going support of local communities and encouragement to get young people to seek jobs in engineering has led to Jaguar Land Rover winning the Responsible Business of the Year Award – an accolade we take great pride in achieving.



Mason_Trust The Mason Trust –The Mason Trust is a charitable organisation which was set up to help young people living in Norfolk and Suffolk aged 12-25 by raising their aspirations and helping them achieve their dreams. We achieve this from two areas of activity:• We can provide grant funding support towards projects, vocational or global experiences which will broaden horizons and empower young people to make a difference to their own lives and to others.• We aim to help forge closer links between education and industry to empower young people to make more informed choices about their future careers.  This is achieved by taking industry people into schools to talk about the opportunities available within their sector,  we fund contextualised learning sessions in schools throughout Norfolk and Suffolk, we host an event called Fit for your Future which gives young people the chance to interact directly with future employers and we are currently developing a website which will show the growth industries in our region and the opportunities that are on offer.



PBL-LOGO-150 PBL – PBL manages and invests in the protection and development of emerging technology across the life sciences and particularly in the plant, food and microbial sciences. PBL handles technology for many public research sources worldwide, invests in building intellectual property protection and technology development, and commercialises by licensing onwards to a wide variety of industry sectors, and where appropriate, by forming new ventures.  PBL was formed in 1994, by the John Innes Centre (JIC) and the  Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the who both wanted to see the results of their public- and charity- funded research professionally managed through proactive commercialization for ultimate public benefit.  The Company is now jointly and equally owned by The John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory, and – since 2004 – the BBSRC – the UK government’s principal funding agency for the biological sciences.



ResNet_newlogo_150 ResNet is a contact and information network promoting gender equality at the UEA and Norwich Bioscience Institutes. ResNet is for ALL women in research and those supporting research activities, including PhD and MSc students, contract research staff, postdoctoral researchers, research fellows, administrators, technicians, research assistants, University faculty and institute project leaders.



seb-logo-80 The Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences. The Society represents a diverse membership of individuals, learned societies and other organisations. Individual members include practising scientists, students at all levels, professionals in academia, industry and education, and non-professionals with an interest in biology. Our vision is of a world that understands the true value of biology and how it can contribute to improving life for all. Our mission is to be the unifying voice for biology, to facilitate the promotion of new discoveries in biological science for national and international benefit, and to engage the wider public with our work.


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