Welcome to our careers page at STEM East.  Whether you are a teacher, employer or student, we hope you find some resources of use.

2018 Apprentice Intake- EDF Energy/Torness

The advert for the 2018 intake of apprentices for Torness Power station is now live. This can be accessed on www.edf-energy.com/careers/early-careers  The advert opened on the 1st November 2017 and will run to 15th January 2018.

Please can you pass this information on to any interested students.

We are also running 2 information days. This Saturday 11th November 2017 and again Sunday 10th December 2017. There are 4 sessions each day 0930,1100,1300 and 1430.  To book on to one of these sessions interested persons should email myself gillian.farquhar@edf-energy.com

Get your career off to a fantastic start with our 10 week paid internships in Customer Solutions.

You’ll gain real insight into the world of commercial banking, and be well placed to join our graduate programme the following year.

Customer Solutions - Commercial Banking


Summer Internship Programme



Date posted


Closing date



About the programme

Within the Customer Solutions pathway, we have two distinct internship options. You can apply to either our Commercial Banking or our Structured Finance programme.

Both of these 10 week summer internships have been crafted specifically to give you first hand experience of the work we do in our Commercial Banking business. You’ll learn about our values and goals, the products and services we provide, and how we work together to deliver outstanding service for our customers.

The Commercial Banking internship covers a diverse range of customer relationships, while our Structured Finance internship focuses more specifically on larger clients, with complex financing needs. You can read in more detail about the individual internships in the listings below.

On both programmes, you’ll be rewarded with a salary of £18,900 pro rata, depending on location.

Both internships offer a great opportunity to:

Develop your skills, and build some new ones

Meet new people and grow your professional network

Deepen your understanding of commercial banking

Experience our team culture and values

Get stuck into a real life project and add value to our business

Gain valuable career experience, which will inspire your future career choices

For us, it’s also about finding and engaging with talented and passionate people, who’ll make a difference to our business in the long term. That’s why if you complete the internship successfully, and enjoy your experience, there could be a place available for you on our 2019 Customer Solutions graduate programme.

What you'll do

The internship starts with an induction. You’ll then begin a 10 week placement, where you’ll attend training workshops, get involved with our day to day work, and take part in a business improvement project with your fellow interns.

In the last week you’ll be assessed against what you’ve learnt, where you’ll have the chance to reflect on and demonstrate this.

For the full 10 weeks, you’ll be paired with a ‘buddy’ and a line manager. Your buddy will be a current graduate, who’ll help you get settled and share their experience. Your line manager will provide guidance and support throughout the programme, discuss career options, and help you grow your professional network.

Click HERE for more information 

Apprenticeships opening in September 2017- Leonardo 

Each year, Leonardo seeks to attract enthusiastic people to join one of their highly regarded apprenticeships.   They are a large employer of engineering, business and cyber apprentices in the UK, with over 400 graduates and apprentices in training at different facilities across the UK

For more information about the Apprenticeships at Leonardo, click here

Check out the brand new careers resource from Tomorrow's Engineers.      

It explores how to get jobs in 12 different areas of engineering 


Are you a school or teacher looking for STEM related support for a careers event at your school.  Could STEM Ambassadors help?  STEM Ambassadors are a free of charge resource, covered for insurance and PVG Disclosure.   Get in touch if you would like to know more http://www.stemeast.org.uk/contact-us

For more information about Your Life's resources including the STEM Careers and World of Work, please visit http://www.yourlife.org.uk/

Make a difference – be an engineer

This new, interactive presentation introduces 11-14 year olds to engineering, inspiring them to think about a career in engineering. Developed in collaboration with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Physics, Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, along with input from teachers and volunteers, it covers the diversity of engineering with the central message that engineers can improve people's lives and solve problems around the world.

**NOTE: We strongly recommend that you read the Presenter guidelines before delivering this presentation. You can download these using the button below or find out more by reading the 'Presenter guidelines' section below.

Download presenter guidelines

Download the presentation

The presentation covers:

- What engineering is 
- What engineers do
- How engineers impact on our everyday lives
- The range of jobs engineers are involved in through real life examples
- The different routes you can take to a career in engineering
- Where the jobs will be in the future

It has 13 examples of real engineers to explore with children along with videos of them at work, ideas for short activities you can do and discussion points to get them and keep them engaged.

Presenter guidelines

To help you understand how to use the slides we have developed a set of Presenter Guidelines which walk you through slide by slide so you can feel confident when you deliver the presentation to young people. 


For more information please visit Tomorrow's  engineers careers page, click here

To celebrate Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, we have created a set of posters for schools that illustrate the amazing breadth and depth of engineering, and inspire pupils to consider careers in the field. (preview of posters below)

To order a free set of A1 posters for your school, please email your school address to the education team.


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With so much on offer, visit Apprenticeships in Scotland. Updated daily with the latest apprenticeship vacancies in Scotland across a wide range of subject areas. Also great Apprenticeships in Scotland magazine, with case studies. 

Visit www.apprenticeshipsinscotland.com

New poster from IET to celebrate International Women's Day.   For a PDF copy, please get in touch 

Some useful resource points of contact :- 

National STEM Directories www.stemdirectories.org.uk

Arkwright Scholarship Trust www.arkwright.org.uk

Energy Institute www.energyinst.org.uk

Engineering Development Trust (EDT) www.etrust.org.uk

Enginuity www.enginuity.org.uk

Find School Workshops www.findschoolworkshops.co.uk

Further Mathematics Network www.fmnetwork.org.uk

Industrial Trust www.industrialtrust.org.uk

Institution of Engineering Designers www.ied.org.uk

Institution of Nuclear Engineers www.inuce.org.uk

Institute of Physics www.iop.org

Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine www.ipem.ac.uk

Maths Careers www.mathscareers.org.uk

Maths Inspiration www.mathsin

National Science Learning Centre www.sciencelearningcentres.org.uk

National Skills Academy for railway Engineering www.nsare.org

Primary Engineer www.primaryengineer.com

Royal Academy of Engineering www.raeng.org.uk

Royal Aeronautical Society www.raes.org.uk

Specialist Schools & Academies Trust www.specialistschools.org.uk

The Chartered Institute of Building www.ciob.org.uk

The Diploma in Engineering www.engineeringdiploma.com

The Institution of Chemical Engineers www.icheme.org

The Institution of Civil Engineers www.ice.org.uk

The Institution of Engineering & Technology www.theiet.org

The Institution of Marine, Engineering & Tech www.imarest.org

The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining www.iom3.org

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers www.imeche.org

The Institution of Structural Engineers www.istructe.org

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects www.rina.org.uk

Universities & Colleges Admissions Service www.ucas.ac.uk

UK Resource centre for Women in STEM www.setwomenresource.org.uk

Women into Science & Engineering & Construction www.wisecampaign.org.uk

Women’s Engineering Society www.wes.org.uk

Young Engineers www.youngeng.org

The Welding Institute www.twi.co.uk

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