STEM students complete internshipsPosted: 26th July 2019
Students attending our business focused school have put all they have learnt into practise in the working world.
Year 10 students at BMAT STEM Academy spent a week taking part in work experience.
The internships gave students an opportunity to sample the industries they are keen to work in in the future.
The school’s business partnerships opened up doors to students who were able to spend the week with them, including Princess Alexandra Hospital and Gratnells.
Others worked with Harlow Group sheet metal fabricators and Renault F1 team in Reading, as well as with IT support, structural engineering and financial services companies.
A spokespersom for Princess Alexandra Hospital said: “We have been delighted to welcome six BMAT STEM students to take on exciting work experience placements in different areas across the hospital.
“The students presented their service improvement ideas to round up the week. Well done all!”
Assistant headteacher Dave Ramsey said: “It’s great to see lots of our students experiencing roles within STEM industries.
“The idea was for students to experience the real world, to spend time implementing the skills they have learnt and finding out exactly which area of STEM they would like to go into.
“They will also have learnt some work-ready skills and built relationships with employers, which will all be of huge benefit in the future.
“Our partnerships with various companies gave students access to organisations they would not normally be able to get close to in that way. You would not get some of these opportunities in a mainstream school.”