Alex Driver Becomes STEM Ambassador

Categories: Design and Innovation, Engineering, News, Springs, Springtelligence, Uncategorized, Wireform|309 words|1.5 min read|By |Published On: February 12th, 2019|

Our MD Alex Driver has recently signed up to become a STEM Ambassador; he is the first of many John Binns’ employees that we hope will be signing up to become ambassadors.  This means he is now part of a community of 30,000 ambassadors across the UK.

STEM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects. STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from the age of 17 that represent a vast range of STEM-related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They are role models who offer an important and exciting resource for young learners, teachers, youth and community group leaders and other individuals working with young people. STEM Ambassadors have been proven to increase the engagement of young people by 90% after working with them.

We are also hoping to train some existing STEM Ambassadors in Springtelligence in the trans-Pennine region to enable Springtelligence to reach wider than we have the resources for. These ambassadors will be equipped with Springtelligence knowledge and materials so that they can carry out lessons and activities across the region.

The UK needs 100,000 more engineers by 2020. This widening skills gap is something we have noticed over recent years, resulting in the development of Springtelligence. STEM Learning seemed a perfect fit for us to work with as we recognised the work they are doing has synergies with the aims and values of Springtelligence.

STEM Learning is the largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Their vision is to achieve a world-leading STEM education for all young people across the UK.  So far they have increased young people’s awareness of STEM careers and the importance of STEM subjects by 89%, improved the quality of STEM subject teaching by 70% and raised the profile/priority of STEM subjects by 49%.

To find out more about the work that STEM Ambassadors do visit