Defence STEM engagement

MOD initiatives for the promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in schools and points of contact.

Defence STEM engagement

The UK is facing a national skills shortage related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Defence is playing its part within an integrated UK approach.

The Defence STEM Engagement interlinks with national initiatives from the Department for Education, and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the devolved equivalents across the whole of the UK.

Our chosen strategic partners are:

  • STEM Learning
  • Tomorrow’s Engineers
  • Primary Engineer

We will work together with these organisations and other STEM charities to promote the uptake of STEM subjects in schools by inspiring young people and demonstrating that a career in STEM, regardless of sector, is an exciting and rewarding opportunity.

The Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force and MOD Civil Service have each provided a single point of contact who will be responsible for cascading requests and coordinating effort between the numerous outreach and youth engagement teams.

These teams can provide a plethora of age group appropriate STEM activities at events, open days and by visiting individual schools and organisations.

Points of contact

The defence STEM points of contact are as follows:

Royal Navy

British Army

Royal Air Force

MOD Civil Service: Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)

MOD Civil Service: Defence Science Technology Lab (DSTL)

Published 6 December 2016
Last updated 17 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated contact details.
  2. Added contact information for MOD Civil Service: Defence Science Technology Lab (DSTL).
  3. First published.