BMAT STEM Academy: New industry sponsor for STEM school

BMAT STEM Academy / Fri 12th Feb 2021 at 09:17am

A CONSTRUCTION firm has become the latest industry specialist to partner with a business-focused school to inspire young people.

BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, provides students from Year 10 onwards with a curriculum focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.

The school has a host of industry sponsors – including Princess Alexandra Hospital, Gratnells, GlaxoSmithKline, Raytheon and Pearson Education – which provide students with insider knowledge, work experience and career prospects.

Morgan Sindall Construction, a UK contactor, is the latest company to partner with the school.

The company, which takes on more than 300 apprentices each year, is celebrating the start of the relationship by offering all students an opportunity to take part in a week of virtual work experience.

Students will work together on a project, receiving a brief, meeting virtually with project experts, conduct a virtual tour, complete workshops on CV writing and interview techniques and present their project to the Morgan Sindall Construction team.

Mikaela Pinnock, careers advisor at BMAT STEM, said: “This is another fantastic opportunity for our students to demonstrate their commitment to their studies and their futures and will look great on their CVs.

“We have lots of budding engineers, architects and construction workers, so this partnership is a wonderful addition to what we offer students interested in a career in industry.

“Morgan Sindall Construction is giving us access to amazing people who will be able to inspire our students with details of their career pathways, whether that be via university or an apprenticeship.”

Helen Clements, social value manager at Morgan Sindall Construction, said:

“We are really proud to have launched a Morgan Sindall schools partnership with BMAT STEM Academy.

“We will support BMAT STEM towards achieving their Gatsby Benchmarks by arranging work experience placements and site visits where students will have the opportunity to meet with people working in the industry and learn more about the sector.

“We see this as a great platform for students interested in pursuing a career in construction and becoming part of our future talent pipeline.”

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