Employers and Businesses


Employers – we need you!


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic) subjects are key to the successful growth of the local economy. Regionally, demand for skills, knowledge and experience within these subjects out strips demand from employers.

STEM Accelerator represents a once in a generation opportunity to address the STEM skills gap in Suffolk and ensure our young people are inspired to study STEM subjects and well placed to take full advantage of the employment opportunities they bring.

The STEM Accelerator programme will provide a high quality employer-led learning experience for young people and embed the core skills and competencies employers need. It will bring young people into direct contact with STEM professionals who will act as mentors to inspire and guide future career choices.


How to get involved


To find out how to get involved with Mentoring, Post-16 short courses, and STEM Activities, click here.

We are very grateful to all the companies who have contributed to our programme so far. To see who we’ve already worked with, click here.



STEM Accelerator is a partnership between UCS Ipswich, West Suffolk and Lowestoft Campus and Connect Education and Business.
This project has been partly supported by HM Government with Employer Ownership funding.