This summer the University of Central Lancashire will be launching an exciting new project ‘Future Engineers (Lancashire)’, which has been funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious scheme. This project will see us running STEM clubs in community settings with the opportunity for engineers to engage with young people about their area of research or work. There are opportunities for engineers and community organisations to get involved along with a job opportunity for delivering these clubs. Please see below for more details:
Job Opportunity – Outreach Assistant
We are looking for a creative and engaging individual to help develop and deliver our STEM clubs. The ideal candidate will have a background in STEM (ideally Engineering) and an enthusiasm for engaging young people with engineering.
The role will equate to an average of 16 hours per week and be paid at £21,585pa (pro rata).
Opportunities for Engineers to take part in the project
As part of this project engineers can take part in training that will help develop your own ‘WOW’ pitch – with input from a leading STEM Educationalist, and to learn more about how to distil what you do all day into a short, catchy and inspirational session.
In the coming 18 months there will be STEM Clubs, Youth Group sessions and industrial visits that you can support – but you do not need to commit to the whole programme.
Training will include:
- How you engage an audience – breaking through the jargon 2. How you create memorable engagement 3. How you make high-level content relevant to the age range.
- Activity showcase
- Development of Ambassadors ‘WOW’ pitch.
We hope this session will be of value to engineers generally, and allow time to think and create ‘your story’ into a memorable, inspirational and fun experience for students.
The training will take place at the UCLan and Ri Young Scientist Centre in Preston on 17 July 2018 – 4.00pm – 6:30pm. Refreshments will be provided.
Places are limited so please BOOK now!
If you are a community organisation working with young people and would like us to run a club with your group, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.