STEM careers - what can you do with science and maths?

Where could STEM careers take you?

Science. Technology. Engineering. Maths. This STEM stuff is for everyone, and STEM needs young people like you. Here's what you could get out of it:

  • Well-paid jobs
  • Chance to travel
  • Technology at your fingertips
  • Variety every day in lots of job areas, from energy and construction to the movies
  • Lots of support on your journey - employers and organisations want to help
  • Find life interesting is all you need to get started. Maths degrees are optional!

DID YOU KNOW? There's currently a skills shortage in the UK. To make sure young people have real influence in tomorrow's world of tech, it's so important to get informed about STEM careers and possibilities. After all, STEM careers have lots of opportunities for great salaries, exciting career progression and job satisfaction.

Why should you miss out on all of that, if the sciences interest you?

Whoever you want to be, whatever you want to do, take life into your own hands. Explore career ideas, pick up tips from other young people in the STEM jobs you might want, and find out more about people who can help you in your next steps. Engineer your future.

young people in STEM careers

Look around this page to read their stories. Then build your own.

A galaxy of STEM Career Worlds to explore

Take a look below - you'll find all kinds of science and tech careers along with employers who want to support you in your mission. You'll also discover the stories of young people in the STEM jobs you want, plus tips, videos and so much more.

Welcoming the latest bright stars to our career worlds galaxy...

A Better Connected Future

Transport is all about connecting people and places. Think you'd enjoy designing landscapes for a living one day? Or imagining what would make train journeys perfect for customers? Or maybe you'd like to map the future with 3D computer design? You could work anywhere in the UK - think city or countryside, huge companies or smaller ones. Forget everything you thought you knew about transport careers. When you join the dots, you'll see the BIG picture.

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Changing Horizons

What happens when geography or history mix with maths, science and an interest in what people need from the land they use - from stadiums to town spaces? It sounds a bit like Minecraft, but it’s all part of the amazing world of surveying. DID YOU KNOW: Surveying is even used in the film industry! BONUS FACT: You could get to work with the latest tech like flying drones and 3D computer design, too. Find out more...


Want to get the world moving? BP provides fuel for transport, energy for heat and light and the petrochemicals used to create everything from paint and clothing to packaging. Discover BP careers.

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Love engineering? Dream of building skyscrapers and wind farms? Discover job descriptions for civil engineers, planners, apprentices, project managers, site managers, quantity surveyors, designers, bid editors and more.

EDF Energy

At the EDF Energy Careers World you'll discover all kinds of next-step career options, apprenticeships, graduate schemes and much more. Step into a bright new future with EDF Energy.


The sky's the limit when it comes to airport careers. From apprenticeships to management, Heathrow Airport Career World could be your passport to success. Let your career (and your imagination) take flight.


Are you interested in creating real change? Using technology to put the passenger in control? More than just a railway, HS2 is about unlocking potential, and making better connections between people and places.

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Always dreamt of being a doctor, nurse or dentist? Having a career in the NHS stretches to a whole lot more. Learn about all the different roles you could be doing working for the NHS here.


Combine your curiosity to explore, your intelligence to question and your vision to create at Thales across Aerospace, Space, Transportation, Defence and Security. It's time to build the future right here, right now.

Your Life with Science and Maths

It's Your Life! Keeping on maths and science at school opens you up to a whole new world - and not just your typical science careers.

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Communication is in BT's DNA. They bring technology to life and have a ‘go anywhere, do anything’. See how you can get involved as a graduate apprentice.


They say money makes the world go around – and the Bankers, Accountants, Risk Analysts, Auditors and Financial Advisors at Barclays certainly help! Discover all kinds of exciting career options at Barclays, together with the skills and qualifications you'll need.


Looking for a dream job with one of the ultimate entertainment organisations? The BBC produces some of the most popular TV and radio content in the world - and its websites and apps are cutting-edge, too! From web development to broadcast engineering roles, discover a wide variety of early STEM careers at the BBC.


Accenture are a world-leading provider of management consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Explore their World to find out more about the Technology Apprenticeship, Marketing & Communications Internship and Graduate Programmes.

STEM organisations and networks

Who can inspire you? Who's got your back? Where can you meet with like minds, ask questions and get support? Take a look at these useful organisations and networks below - they can be really useful for parents, guardians and educators too. And there's more - you can find useful #WomenInSTEM networks and organisations over at our Girls and Women in STEM Zone.


STEMNET is a huge Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths network with lots of resources for educators. Anyone wanting to offer STEM inspiration can become a STEM ambassador, too!

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Tomorrow's Engineers

Led by EngineeringUK and the Royal Academy of Engineering, Tomorrow's Engineers runs a schools programme to help inspire the next generation of engineers. .

Your Life

What could you do with your life if you kept on maths and physics at school? Your Life is here to show you, and they have a great YouTube channel too.

STEM Learning

STEM Learning are working to achieve a world-leading education for all young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with thousands of STEM teaching resources and a magazine.

Young Engineers

Young Engineers is the UK's biggest free network for students interested in Engineering and Science. Take a look and join up now!

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