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1 STEM Year 12 Careers Follow up to the STEM Memory Game

2 What is STEM? STEM groups together the following subjects – Science Science Technology Technology Engineering Engineering Maths. Maths.

3 STEM Related Subjects Chemistry Chemistry Biology Biology Physics Physics Maths Maths T.D. T.D. Engineering Engineering ICT ICT Geology Geology Construction Construction Agriculture Agriculture Environmental Science Environmental Science Psychology Psychology Food Science and Technology Food Science and Technology Health Sciences Health Sciences Manufacturing Manufacturing

4 Why all the Fuss about STEM? The Government has identified STEM as a national priority. The Government has identified STEM as a national priority. Industry and research need EXPERTS in STEM. Industry and research need EXPERTS in STEM. The UK is facing more competition from countries like India and China who are already ahead of the UK in STEM development. The UK is facing more competition from countries like India and China who are already ahead of the UK in STEM development.

5 Did you know ? 75% of the fastest growing occupations need STEM skills. 75% of the fastest growing occupations need STEM skills. STEM graduates are and will be in high demand. STEM graduates are and will be in high demand.

6 Studying STEM subjects lead to - Excellent job prospects. Excellent job prospects. High earning potential. High earning potential. Variety and challenge. Variety and challenge. Opportunities to travel Opportunities to travel The chance to make a difference to a sustainable future. The chance to make a difference to a sustainable future.

7 STEM subjects, combined with a literary subject or a language at A Level can develop an excellent variety of skills valued by employers. STEM subjects, combined with a literary subject or a language at A Level can develop an excellent variety of skills valued by employers.

8 The Matrix Report This examined employment opportunities over the next 10 years. This examined employment opportunities over the next 10 years. It predicts growth in - It predicts growth in -

9 Agri-food Agri-food Renewable energy Renewable energy Creative industries Creative industries ICT and electronics ICT and electronics Life and health sciences Life and health sciences Engineering Engineering Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals

10 Possible Agri-food related Higher Education courses Food Technology (at CAFRE) Food Technology (at CAFRE) Food Design and Nutrition (CAFRE) Food Design and Nutrition (CAFRE) Food Management and Marketing (CAFRE) Food Management and Marketing (CAFRE) Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition (QUB) Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition (QUB) Agricultural Technology (CAFRE/QUB or Harper Adams) Agricultural Technology (CAFRE/QUB or Harper Adams)

11 Possible Renewable Energy related Higher Education courses Energy and Building Services Engineering (at UUJ) Energy and Building Services Engineering (at UUJ) Clean Technology (UUJ) Clean Technology (UUJ) Environmental and Civil Engineering (QUB) Environmental and Civil Engineering (QUB) HND in Renewable Technology (Wind Turbine Technology) at SW College HND in Renewable Technology (Wind Turbine Technology) at SW College Mechanical Engineering (QUB and UUJ) Mechanical Engineering (QUB and UUJ)

12 Possible Creative Technology Higher Education Courses Creative Multimedia (QUB) Creative Multimedia (QUB) Computer Games Development (QUB and UU) Computer Games Development (QUB and UU) Creative Media Production (SW College) Creative Media Production (SW College) Product Design and Development (QUB) Product Design and Development (QUB) Music Technology and Sonic Arts (QUB) Music Technology and Sonic Arts (QUB) Creative Technologies (UU) Creative Technologies (UU) Interactive Multimedia Design (UU) Interactive Multimedia Design (UU)

13 Possible ICT/Electronics Higher Education Courses Computer Science (QUB and UU) Computer Science (QUB and UU) Electronics and Computer Systems (UU) Electronics and Computer Systems (UU) Software Engineering (UU) Software Engineering (UU) Electrical and Electronic Engineering QUB and UU) Electrical and Electronic Engineering QUB and UU) Web Technology and e-commerce (QUB) Web Technology and e-commerce (QUB)

14 Possible Life and Health Sciences Higher Education Courses Dentistry (QUB) Dentistry (QUB) Pharmacy (QUB and UUJ) Pharmacy (QUB and UUJ) Medicine (QUB) Medicine (QUB) Biomedical Sciences (QUB and UUC) Biomedical Sciences (QUB and UUC) Nursing (QUB and UU) Nursing (QUB and UU) Pharmacology Pharmacology Physiotherapy (UUJ) Physiotherapy (UUJ) Dietetics (UUC) Dietetics (UUC)

15 Biomedical Engineering (UUC) Biomedical Engineering (UUC) Occupational Therapy (UUJ) Occupational Therapy (UUJ) Speech and Language Therapy (UUJ) Speech and Language Therapy (UUJ) Optometry (UUC) Optometry (UUC) Radiography (UUJ) Radiography (UUJ) Social Work (QUB and UU) Social Work (QUB and UU) Sport and Exercise Sciences (UUJ) Sport and Exercise Sciences (UUJ)

16 Possible Engineering Higher Education Courses Chemical Engineering (QUB) Chemical Engineering (QUB) Civil Engineering (QUB, UUJ, SW College) Civil Engineering (QUB, UUJ, SW College) Agricultural Engineering (Harper Adams) Agricultural Engineering (Harper Adams) Aerospace Engineering (QUB) Aerospace Engineering (QUB) Manufacturing Engineering (QUB) Manufacturing Engineering (QUB) Mechanical Engineering (QUB and UUJ) Mechanical Engineering (QUB and UUJ) Building Engineering and Materials (UUJ) Building Engineering and Materials (UUJ)

17 Construction Engineering and Management (UUJ) Construction Engineering and Management (UUJ) Electronic and Electrical Engineering (QUB and UUJ) Electronic and Electrical Engineering (QUB and UUJ) Marine Engineering Marine Engineering Environmental Engineering (QUB) Environmental Engineering (QUB) Software Engineering (QUB and UU) Software Engineering (QUB and UU) Food Engineering (Harper Adams) Food Engineering (Harper Adams)

18 Possible Pharmaceutical Related Higher Education Courses Chemical Engineering (QUB) Chemical Engineering (QUB) Pharmacy (QUB and UUJ) Pharmacy (QUB and UUJ) Pharmacology Pharmacology Biochemistry (QUB) Biochemistry (QUB) Chemistry (QUB) Chemistry (QUB) Chemistry with Forensic Analysis (QUB) Chemistry with Forensic Analysis (QUB)

19 But remember – the top employers will be looking for the best graduates in these disciplines i.e. those with 1 st class honours or 2:1 degrees. But remember – the top employers will be looking for the best graduates in these disciplines i.e. those with 1 st class honours or 2:1 degrees. They are not looking not looking for also rans. They are not looking not looking for also rans.

20 Why STEM Why Now? 5.5% decline in UCAS applications for STEM courses from 2005/06 to % decline in UCAS applications for STEM courses from 2005/06 to % fall in students taking A-Level Maths, Physics and Chemistry. 31% fall in students taking A-Level Maths, Physics and Chemistry. 80% of foreign investment in N.Ireland in 2008 was in ICT, Business and Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and the Engineering sectors. 80% of foreign investment in N.Ireland in 2008 was in ICT, Business and Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and the Engineering sectors.

21 In the Republic of Ireland - the Irish Government drive to promote and incentivise the R&D sector in the pharmaceutical, green-energy and IT industries the Irish Government drive to promote and incentivise the R&D sector in the pharmaceutical, green-energy and IT industries Cork is the world's second greatest centre of pharmaceutical operations after Switzerland Cork is the world's second greatest centre of pharmaceutical operations after SwitzerlandSwitzerland

22 N.I Workforce Development Targets To increase the number of students studying STEM degrees by 25% by To increase the number of students studying STEM degrees by 25% by To grow the Creative Industries sector by 15% by 2011 (e.g. multi-media and music technology). To grow the Creative Industries sector by 15% by 2011 (e.g. multi-media and music technology). To ensure 12% of our electricity is generated from local renewable sources by To ensure 12% of our electricity is generated from local renewable sources by 2012.

23 Careers in Green Energy

24 The drive to shift the source of Britains energy needs away from dirty coal and imported gas to low-carbon technologies is increasing. The drive to shift the source of Britains energy needs away from dirty coal and imported gas to low-carbon technologies is increasing. As a result 200,000 new engineers will be needed over the next 5 years. As a result 200,000 new engineers will be needed over the next 5 years. Companies may have problems finding workers with the necessary skills and qualifications. Companies may have problems finding workers with the necessary skills and qualifications.

25 60,000 new recruits needed in next 10 years in wind and marine energy industries. 60,000 new recruits needed in next 10 years in wind and marine energy industries. British Govt. and the EU have pledged to cut carbon emissions and encourage low-carbon industries. British Govt. and the EU have pledged to cut carbon emissions and encourage low-carbon industries. Too few students enrolling for degrees required to enter this industry. Too few students enrolling for degrees required to enter this industry.

26 clean-tech industries offer huge opportunities. clean-tech industries offer huge opportunities. Search is on for everyone from maintenance technicians and machinists to mechanical, electrical, civil and chemical engineers as well as mathematicians and physicists. Search is on for everyone from maintenance technicians and machinists to mechanical, electrical, civil and chemical engineers as well as mathematicians and physicists. Also need people capable of managing and dealing with the financial aspects of these growing companies. Also need people capable of managing and dealing with the financial aspects of these growing companies.

27 4 of the top 10 graduate salaries are in engineering disciplines. 4 of the top 10 graduate salaries are in engineering disciplines. Starting salary around £28,000. Starting salary around £28,000. Competition from China and India who are both creating more engineering graduates than the UK. Competition from China and India who are both creating more engineering graduates than the UK.

28 Shortage of graduates in STEM subjects in the UK. Shortage of graduates in STEM subjects in the UK. Also encouraging nuclear power. Therefore opportunities for people with degrees in physics and maths. Also encouraging nuclear power. Therefore opportunities for people with degrees in physics and maths. Nuclear power cheaper than other types of renewable energy. Nuclear power cheaper than other types of renewable energy.

29 70% of current employees in nuclear power industry due to retire by % of current employees in nuclear power industry due to retire by Nuclear power industry will need 1,000 graduates each year until Nuclear power industry will need 1,000 graduates each year until Needs people with STEM qualifications as well as project managers and general managers. Needs people with STEM qualifications as well as project managers and general managers.

30 More than 80% of workers in the nuclear power industry are men – therefore there is a huge opportunity for women to gain employment in this and ALL types of engineering. More than 80% of workers in the nuclear power industry are men – therefore there is a huge opportunity for women to gain employment in this and ALL types of engineering.

31 Case Study: David McKee (Technical Director of B9 Organic Energy, Larne)

32 Graduate in Chemical Engineering from QUB. Graduate in Chemical Engineering from QUB. Currently helping to develop a carbon neutral engine for a new generation of cargo ships designed to bring biomass fuel from renewable sources like forestry, from the Baltic States to the UK. Currently helping to develop a carbon neutral engine for a new generation of cargo ships designed to bring biomass fuel from renewable sources like forestry, from the Baltic States to the UK.

33 Working on a methane powered engine that would be used to supplement sails to power the fleet of cargo vessels. Working on a methane powered engine that would be used to supplement sails to power the fleet of cargo vessels.

34 Support Functions Support staff also needed in– Support staff also needed in– Accounts, Human Resources, IT, Marketing.

35 The Future of Engineering

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