The encouragement of study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects in education, and towards reducing skills shortages in industry sectors such as ours has been of great interest to BCGA members for several years.

As the industry body, it is BCGA’s responsibility to take a leading role in promoting the skills agenda and communicating the attractiveness of the industry to younger people.

BCGA works closely with several organisations involved in STEM, including:

Since 2005, Primary Engineer have created an engineering curriculum that spans Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Further Education institutions. Its core aims include;

  • the development of children and young people through engagement with engineering
  • the promotion of engineering careers for pupils through inspiring programmes and competitions
  • the development of engineering skills for teachers and practitioners as a sustainable model
  • working to address the gender imbalance in science and engineering

The 93% Club is a national social mobility network dedicated to levelling the playing field for students who were educated at state schools.

WISE is a Community Interest Company which provides Business to Business (B2B) services to get more women into all levels of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) roles. Gender balance in STEM benefits the individual, company performance and the economy.