Examples of work Ambassadors undertake
Apprentice Ambassadors, free of charge, will work with schools to provide young people with insights into careers in construction and engineering. Our experiences have shown that students in schools find it easier to relate to young adults when talking about careers as they can visualise what being an apprentice would actually be like for themselves in for example 5 years’ time.
Through their enthusiasm and commitment Apprentice Ambassadors:
- inspire and engage young people about the value of STEM in their daily lives;
- show young people how STEM qualifications open doors and lead to exciting career opportunities;
- break down gender stereotyping, motivating girls as well as boys to pursue careers in key industries that are crucial to the success of the UK economy.
Supported by a PROCareer STEM Advisor, Ambassadors can work with teachers in primary and secondary schools to:
- deliver presentations e.g. at careers evenings;
- participate in informal talks with students e.g. question and answer sessions during a tutorial or careers day, a session with Post-16 Study Programme students;
- facilitate hands on activities e.g. how to fabricate metal key rings or get to grips with Raspberry Pi programming as part of a school industry day;
- support students when they visit the PROCAT campus;
- contribute to STEM clubs.