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What we do

The world is an increasingly tough place for young people, with new challenges emerging every day. STEM education and training can help support them in their career aspirations and to lead a socially mobile life.

The best way to inspire pupils with STEM subjects is to show them how engaging, dynamic and varied they can be in practice. That’s where the British Army and the STEM Accelerators come in.

The accelerators will help your pupils become more mentally dynamic, ready to:

Make fast decisions...

Under pressure...

In changing environments...

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The STEM Accelerator Project has been created by military and education professionals, collaborating to make a series of free resources which will help teachers make STEM accessible for all.

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Opportunities

The STEM Accelerators Project is designed to ignite a passion for STEM and is specifically created to help young people from all backgrounds, experience the benefits of education and training using STEM within their secondary education.

The STEM Accelerators are designed for all but specifically to support and broaden the opportunities for those traditionally under-represented in this field:

Girls

“As a Captain in the Royal Signals, I have to use STEM skills each and every day to help the British Army stay connected. There are thousands of women in roles just like mine, using STEM to save lives and make a real difference and the challenge is to keep this going. I think the key is understanding how peoples’ varied skills can be combined to get the job done. In today’s Army, it’s your skills, attributes and attitude that matter, not your gender.”

BAME (BLACK, ASIAN AND MINORITY ETHNIC)

“Everyone in the Army needs to work together to make the great things we do possible. It’s come a long way in terms of diversity and inclusion and I think we’re leading the way. At the end of the day we’re all soldiers. Whatever our race or background, we live, travel and work together as one team. I’ve made friends for life here and diversity matters.”

Social Mobility

“STEM skills have helped me get to where I want to be in life. As a Physical Training Instructor, I use it for everything from nutrition planning through to fitness improvement strategies. Many people are surprised that STEM skills are needed in physical training but I couldn’t do the job I love without them.”

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"I’d like to say a big thank you for taking your time to come and work with our pupils today and for all the effort you went to in preparing the workshop you delivered. I appreciate so much your willingness to help. "
Technology Teacher, Year 7.
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REGISTER TODAY

Let's get started! As soon as you register, you will have immediate access to the free, downloadable resources and will be able to request a free workshop for your school.

Our partners

The British Army has established strategic partnerships with STEM Learning and Tomorrow’s Engineers and a number of other partners. They have been carefully selected for their STEM expertise and knowledge of how important STEM skills are in education, training and social mobility. Click below to find out more about the significant role each of them plays in STEM.

BE THE BEST

Through BASE, the British Army supports education with school based workshops, a wide range of resources, work experience and careers advice. Click below to find out more.