Ever wondered what your child will be when they grow up – a teacher, a computer whizz? What about a theme park ride designer, a sound engineer at the world’s biggest music events or a climate researcher travelling the globe?
The world around us is changing and we need more people trained in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in the near future. But studying science and maths is not a one track road to a life in a laboratory. The skills that your children will learn from these subjects are extremely valuable to employees and will help them to keep their options open for rewarding, prosperous careers.
In fact, research from the UKCES report shows us that by the year 2017, 58% of new jobs will be in the field of STEM, which is why it is increasingly important to make sure that your children are aware of the range and variety of well paid jobs available in this area.
Undertaking work experience is a great way of opening your child’s eyes to a host of career opportunities. And with lots of big companies pledging to open up work experience opportunities as part of government’s social mobility initiative, quality STEM placements are within reach for all children with an interest in the world around them.
From witnessing the science behind the best roller coasters Alton Towers to experiencing the off-road prowess of Land Rover latest SUV’s, these experience days will show just how exciting and hugely rewarding careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths can be.
Young people aged 11-16 can register to take part in any of the four top experiences by visiting Facebook.com/thebigbang4u or www.thebigbangfair.co.uk. Parents and teachers can also put their children forward. Entry closes on Friday 2 March 2012.
For more details visit www.thebigbangfair.co.uk