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Lincoln Award STEM Ambassador

The Lincoln Award STEM Ambassador pathway is a new scheme co-ordinated by Careers & Employability in partnership with the National STEM Learning Network.

This is a unique opportunity to gain experience as a STEM Ambassador within one or more local schools.  You will also benefit from sessions delivered by senior STEM Ambassadors who will share their experience, career stories and provide inspiration and support.  Careers & Employability will support you throughout to reflect on your experience and ensure you are confident in identifying and communicating the skills you have developed.  This opportunity will provide you with some great experience, skills development and increase your confidence in applying for future job roles.

How to Apply?

  • There are 20 places available on this scheme.
  • Closing date for applications is Wednesday 7th April 2021.
  • To apply please email; with the following details;
    • Your name/student ID
    • How you feel you would benefit from completing this programme (no more than 250 words)

There will be an Induction Event Wednesday 21st April, 2-3pm for all successful applicants. After the Induction, the scheme is flexible and you can complete at any point before the end of your studies- in line with the overall Lincoln Award process.

You can see the Lincoln Award STEM Ambassador structure below. Click the button below to see an accessible, printable pdf version of the structure. Lincoln Award STEM Ambassador Structure PDF

Image of Lincoln Award Structure

Activity Information

Click on the drop down headings to read more about each type of activity:

Skills Assessment

At Induction you will also be introduced to the Careers & Employability Online Skills Assessment; this will be your first activity on the award. Completing this will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Your results will help you to decide which activities you may like to take up on the award.Start the Online Skills Assessment

40 hours Extra Curricular Activity

For this section you will volunteer for at least 40 hours as a STEM Ambassador within one or more local school- this will be arranged for you by the STEM Ambassador Hub.  You will receive full training before getting started. 

STEM Ambassadors make an impact by: 

  • Supporting learning – help young people to understand the real world applications of their learning.
  • Illuminating careers – showcase different careers, providing information on roles and pathways into industry while raising awareness of the skills that are important in the workplace.
  • Raising aspirations – give young people the opportunity to meet a wide range of inspiring role models, encouraging them as they think about their future.

Full details about STEM Ambassadors can be seen here.

Careers & Employability Workshops

Careers & Employability Workshops are all being provided online.  Please book via our Events calendar. Remember these count for the Careers & Employability Workshop section and also additional sessions count as chosen activities, as do all Employer Events too. Events Calendar

Did you know if you miss an event you can watch the recording and this can also count towards your Lincoln Award? 

Click here to watch past Employer Events and recorded Careers & Employability Workshops can be found here.

Chosen Activities

Chosen Activities are relevant to all students and may not relate directly to your subject area or chosen career field. All Careers and Employability events are counted as one chosen activity. Careers and Employability facilitate workshops on a daily basis to support you with a range of employability topics including; CVs, Networking, Resilience and many more. Every week there are also multiple employer presentations from a wide variety of local, national and global employers. To see the full timetable of events and to book see our event page. Our Events 

LinkedIn Learning

We have 8 LinkedIn Learning Pathways which you can count as Chosen Activities from communication to digital skills, so use this time to upskill. Full details can be found on the Online Learning section of the website, or via the button below.LinkedIn Learning

British Sign Language

British Sign Language are now offering courses for only a small donation. Completion of this course counts as 2 chosen activities.British Sign Language Course

STEM Ambassador Training and Inspiration sessions

You will receive STEM Ambassador Induction training before getting started as an Ambassador.  This is an online learning course which is 8 hours long and can be taken in your own time and at your own pace, within 10 days after the induction.

You will attend at least 3 STEM Ambassador Inspiration sessions throughout the scheme.  Sessions will run in May, October and January and will be delivered by a variety of speakers.

Pathway Reflection

Our online Pathway Reflection is a 1 hour live group session; you will be reflecting on your development; the activities you have taken part in and the skills you have gained from these. You will also be preparing for the Assessment Centre Experience. The Skills Adviser will use information, reflection techniques and a follow up activity to support you to develop your confidence in demonstrating your skills to employers. This session will help prepare you for graduate recruitment, focusing on interviews and assessment centres.

Assessment Centre Experience

The Assessment Centre is the final stage of the Lincoln Award- this is where you put your skills to the test! Full details about our Assessment Centre can be seen here.

Evidencing Your Activity

At Induction you will be shown your digital pathway on CareerLinc, this is where you provide evidence of your activities and can monitor your progress throughout the award. Login to CareerLinc

STEM Ambassador Hub East Midlands