About us

Who we are
West Yorkshire STEM is the organisation within West Yorkshire that manages the STEM Ambassadors and school support programme on behalf of STEM Learning nationally.

What is a STEM Ambassador?
STEM Ambassadors are leading industry professionals who volunteer a few hours of their time each year helping encourage children in local schools to take up science, technology, engineering and maths subjects. These talented individuals help inspire the next generation of young scientists, mathematicians and engineers by providing educative and fun activities and talks in schools throughout the region.

What do STEM Ambassadors do?
STEM Ambassadors lead exciting and informative activities with school children and young people to break common misconceptions about science and technology subjects. Subjects which are often thought of as being “difficult” or “hard to pass exams in.” They show young people that these can be fascinating and enjoyable subjects with great career prospects. STEM Ambassadors play a vital role in supporting schools and teachers by providing opportunities to enhance the curriculum, act as role models and provide guidance and inspiration to thousands of students across West Yorkshire.

Why become a STEM Ambassador?
Through becoming a STEM ambassador, you can:

tick  Inspire the next generation of STEM professionals and make a real difference to their learning.

tick  Be of any age (17 or over), background or career – you just need to be enthusiastic about STEM!

tick  Commit as much or as little time as you have – we only ask for a minimum of one activity per year!

tick  Improve transferable skills, such as presentation, planning and communication.

tick  Contribute to corporate social responsibility.

It’s a very simple process to become a STEM Ambassador
All you need to do is register as a STEM Ambassador, complete an online DBS and attend an induction session, where we take you through the programme and give you training and tips for working as a volunteer within schools. Guidance for how to complete these forms can be found here, and induction information can be found on our events calendar.