What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The range of job roles within these disciplines is vast, and the demand for people with STEM skills is high. We are looking for a wide range of volunteers who work within these disciplines or use STEM skills within their role.

STEM skill shortages are widely publicised, and the food and consumer goods industry is no exception. IGD’s STEM workshops aim to inform students of the range of opportunities available in our industry. For example, students studying maths or science will also develop their ability to problem solve and use data to make decisions, essential skills applicable to a wide range of roles in the food and consumer goods industry!

How can you help?

Volunteer for an IGD STEM workshop.

Our school workshops are now being delivered virtually to students via our digital schools programme and we’d love for you to take part!

What’s involved?

  • STEM workshops are led by an experienced facilitator. Your role will be to participate in set activities, answering questions about your job, career journey and the skills you use at work
  • You will help the students develop their employability skills and you’ll have the opportunity to share your thoughts and insights based on your own experiences
  • You’ll be one of several volunteers from STEM roles across a range of food and consumer goods companies and the students will be studying either A-level Science or Maths

Head to our volunteer handbook to find out more. An overview of the workshop activities can be found on page 22.

How do I take part?

You can register your interest to volunteer here or contact [email protected]

I’m still not sure if I am a STEM volunteer…

If you’re not sure if your job falls within STEM, the tool below may help.

To volunteer, please contact:

[email protected]