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STEM Ambassadors

As a STEM ambassador, your role will involve meeting young people and helping them build a picture of what it’s like to work in your industry.

If you are passionate about inspiring the next generation of engineers by sharing your experiences with young people, you might be interested in becoming a STEM ambassador. 

STEM ambassadors are volunteers from science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) related jobs or fields. 

As a STEM ambassador your role could range from speaking to young people 5-18 years old and conducting an experiment or activity, to judging a school STEM competition or helping at a careers’ fair.

This volunteering opportunity is provided by STEM Learning, a national charity that delivers programmes creating opportunities for young people through STEM initiatives. We work extremely closely with STEM Learning to raise awareness of the programme. This means that even more engineers have the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for engineering with young people.

How it works

Register as a STEM Ambassador 

Registration is free, quick an easy. 

Registration is through STEM Learning.  Through STEM Learning you will be given a free induction course as well as gain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, a legal requirement for working with schools and young people

Download further information and full details on how to register.


  • Once registered as an IMechE STEM Ambassador you will be able to request education materials using the online order form
  • Other resources, power point presentations and activities can be found on the Tomorrow’s Engineers and STEM Learning webpages. 

Grants and Funding

We provide a range of opportunities for funding education related projects. There may be an opportunity that your project will qualify to apply.



Available to support projects or activities in schools and clubs which promote mechanical engineering to children in primary and secondary education. Members can apply for a grant up to £2,000 for expenses to support a project or activity. Please click here for more information and to apply.


Available as support for member groups attending an event/ activity

Activities your group could be doing include: 
Attending a conference, taking part in a competition, event, or activity. Your group must have no more than eight members. Please click here for more information and to apply.



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