Careers Inspiration in Schools – Develop link Tata Steel with Kingswood Academy, Corby

On the 25 January 2018, Tata Steel hosted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) day for 25 year 9 & 10 students from Kingswood Academy. This activity was designed by teachers from Kingswood Academy and Tata Steel employees, as part of the Careers Inspiration in Schools programme supported by Develop.

Develop was instrumental in organising the initial consultations between Tata Steel and Kingswood Academy and working together designed the activity day with a STEM focus, giving the students the opportunity to experience a real life working environment with a large employer in their area.

The school was keen to show the students inside a manufacturing plant to help them understand the careers that are available locally and how STEM subjects relate to the work place. Students were given a brief overview of Tata Steel and its place within the local community and globally. The day started with a tour of the plant to see the actual application of STEM within daily working life. Then two employees from Tata Steel gave the students a presentation on how their academic paths had led to working at Tata Steel and what career paths are open to students within the manufacturing industry and the skills that they will require.
Students were then given background information on what is involved in Tata Steels recruitment process, including their use of assessment centres.
Futures, The National Careers Service and Develop are working collaboratively on the Careers Inspiration in Schools Programme. The programme has been designed to enable schools to forge a link with a local employer and embed employability skills into the school curriculum.
Develop are interested in linking more employers with local schools to help enrich the curriculum. If you are interested then please contact Jo Campion at Develop on 01525 408086 or email

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