Chemistry at Work

Today Susanna Perkins apprentice ambassador from Superior Seals presented “Chemistry at Work” at Bournemouth and Poole College.  She presented to groups of year eight students from various schools around the area.  The session presented by Susanna was about polymer science but there was a wide variety of sessions from making ice-cream to bath bombs.  The feedback from students and teachers has been really positive, the event was a big success!!

The Second Big Bang!

Today Superior Seals attended the second Big Bang event hosted by Bournemouth and Poole College (STEM Centre).  The event encouraged employers to promote science, technology, engineering and maths to school children in short ‘hands on’ sessions.  Superior Seals took Lego Mindstorm Robots, this allowed the children to learn basic programming and expand their thinking; all the children successfully completed a “mini” course and won a trophy!  The event was very popular and hopefully inspired some young engineers of the future.      

Women in Engineering

Today two Ambassadors, Susanna Perkins and Ashleigh Baker from Superior Seals attended the women in engineering conference at Bournemouth and Poole College.  The afternoon was very successful in highlighting the importance of engineering in today’s society and the need to encourage young women into technical based careers.  The attendees comprised of local female teachers, STEM ambassadors and business representatives; all who attended were extremely enthusiastic and keen to support future women in engineering. Whilst at the conference Susanna and Ashleigh discussed their apprenticeship scheme and what benefits and opportunities it’s offered them.

Post 16 Conference For Head Teachers

Today ambassadors from Sunseeker, Superior and Cobham presented to Head Teachers from various Dorset Schools at Kingston Maurward College.  The event was highly productive and was based around the importance of teaching STEM subjects in schools.

The First Big Bang!

Today three Ambassadors attended the Big Bang event hosted by Bournemouth and Poole College (STEM Centre).  Susanna Perkins from Superior, Ben Judge from Sunseeker and Joe Manning also from Sunseeker presented information on Polymer Science at work and a detailed account of their apprenticeship programme. The event was aimed at Year 8 students who have an interest in STEM subjects.  The College thanked the young Ambassadors for their participation in what was a very successful event.

Launch of Apprentices Mean Business

“Apprentices Mean Business” was launched today (National Apprenticeship Week) at the STEM Centre (Bournemouth & Poole College). The Apprentice Ambassador Network “Apprentices Mean Business” was introduced to the “Employers Forum” where local employers and schools attend. Each Apprentice Ambassador spoke briefly about their experiences and demonstrated their enthusiasm and passion for spreading the message about apprenticeships. Our aim was clear: “Increase awareness of apprenticeships and create more career opportunities in Dorset”