What is STEM?
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
In 2009, the CBI Education and Skills survey reported that:
- 9 out of 10 businesses want STEM skilled graduates.
- Starting salaries in the STEM sector average £23,000 a year, against a £19,000 average for graduates across all sectors.
The government has identified STEM as a national priority, to increase students’ STEM skills in order to:
- provide employers with the skills they need in their workforce;
- help to maintain the UK’s global competitiveness;
- make the UK a world-leader in science-based research and development.
If you are thinking about your future, getting into STEM could be the best choice you could make at school.