Careers in STEM

Skills in science, technology, engineering and maths are in demand both regionally in the North East and nationally. These skill sets offer sustainable, long term career prospects for individuals looking to solve some of the world's most complex problems.

The majority of today's organisations rely on employees with STEM qualifications- from technology skills to run IT systems to math skills to manage accounts. Most industries offer opportunities at all qualification levels from technicians to PHD level graduates.

Many people find it surprising just how many different careers are based on STEM skills. There are jobs to suit all personalities and skill levels and are opportunities to work in a vast range of environments including aerospace and transport, construction, energy and the environment, food and agriculture, health and manufacturing.

STEM careers lead to good salaries later in life. Graduates earn £160,000 more than non-graduates n their working life time, and STEM graduates tend to earn nearly £250,000 more (1) Chemistry and Physics graduates will earn on average over 30% more during their working lifetimes than other A Level holders.

Wherever you are on the career ladder, Northern Skills Group can provide specialist apprenticeship and training programmes to help you progress to the next level.

Surprising STEM Facts

  • 59% of employers expect to find difficulty recruiting enough people with STEM qualifications in the next 3 years
  • STEM graduates tend to earn nearly £250,000 more than non-graduates in their working life time
  • Between 2008-2014 the UK will need 2.4 million more people working in science and technology based jobs

If you'd like to know how The STEM Centre can help with your individual career progression or you'd like to develop your workforce, browse our range of available training courses and register your interest.

(1) Engineering UK Report 2011