E3R supports Get up to Speed’s first ever week-long virtual event
Get up to Speed with STEM, Yorkshire’s largest annual employer-inspired science, technology, engineering, manufacturing (STEM), and construction careers event is going online this year, and being a specialist recruiter across these industries, E3R is proud to be supporting this virtual event.
Historically, the daylong event has been held at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham, but this year the young people will have the opportunity to learn about the STEM industries and careers available to them virtually from their classroom, or at home over five days, running from 22nd – 26th March 2021.
This is the fourth year E3R has supported the event, working closely with a number of the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing companies, so is well placed to offer guidance to young people considering careers in these industries.
E3R Director Andrew Joseph commented: “It’s important that Get up to Speed 2021 goes ahead online and continues to promote the STEM subjects and introduces young people to the opportunities and careers within the engineering and manufacturing industry we recruit for.
“The past year has been challenging for young people who have missed school, exams and experiences which help shape their futures. By this event going ahead online, it means young people can be reached with this important message and as a result, the industry will continue to have a pipeline of individuals wanting to join it, ensuring its future success and growth.”
Sponsors of Get up to Speed include Sheffield’s Liberty Speciality Steels, Chesterfield’s CBE+ and Rotherham’s AESSEAL plc. During the event participants will experience virtual tours of the exhibiting companies, as well as live exhibitor demonstrations, ask the expert Q&A’s, competitions and presentations, plus panel discussions from businesses, inventors, apprentices and educational providers within the industry.
All schools and young people taking part in Get up to Speed 2021 will be required to register in advance. By doing so they will be allocated a unique code that will provide access to all planned events, as well as an activity workbook for each attendee. All workshops, tours and seminars will then be available to access for four weeks following the event so each attendee can complete the activities. For more details and to register please visit www.getuptospeed.org.uk.