North East companies and academics working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are being urged to help inspire the next generation of researchers by providing a work placement to a student this summer.
Nuffield Research Placements give six form students hands-on experience of a professional research environment through a four to six week placement in their summer holidays.
We are coordinating placements in the North East on behalf of the Nuffield Foundation. Director Claire Willis said: “It’s no secret that the UK is desperately in need of more scientists and engineers and Nuffield Research Placements provide a perfect opportunity to showcase these careers to enthusiastic young people from our region.
“When we’re 17 we all rely on experiences and individuals to motivate us and we encourage anyone in a position to give some support to a student to cast their mind back to what helped them to get to where they are today. By providing a placement to a young person, organisations provide life-changing opportunities that go on to shape our future scientists and workforce.”
Students are typically aged 17, studying at a local school or college and they will have been through a thorough selection process. They work on a research project during the summer with the supervision of their host organisation. Fusion STEM are particularly keen this year to hear from biochemistry, medical and or pharmaceutical-based organisations as well as those working in cancer research. There is no cost to the project provider.
For more information on hosting a placement get in touch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0191 252 1036.