Parents

Parents

Learn about STEM subjects and potential career opportunities to help inspire others
Siemens is dedicated to enhancing teaching, learning and employability in schools across the UK, with the use of contexts from our work to provide materials that present realistic challenges. Sparking your children's interest outside of the classroom, we want to help you support their curiosity and prepare them for a technology-led future. Explore the information to find out what opportunities are available and what STEM could mean for your child.
Brenda Yearsley, Education and Social Innovation Manager Siemens Plc

Parents

At Siemens we understand all too well the stress and hard work which goes into being a parent. The last thing parents need is the additional pressure of home-schooling. Our education team have created a wealth of resources available here for free to help parents structure learning and stimulate careers thoughts/conversations at home.

What is Engineering

Simply put, engineering is what makes much of our modern life possible

Engineers combine knowledge with creative thinking to design technologies that solve problems in almost all aspects of society: from food production to medical equipment that lets us live longer to digital and space technologies. If science and maths help us understand life and the universe, then engineering puts that knowledge to work in exciting and practical ways.

There’s a huge demand for engineers in the UK – that means great prospects and job security for young people entering the sector. Engineering companies are some of the top ranked UK employers thanks to the great benefits, training and professional development opportunities they offer.

There’s also a wide range of qualification options to suit all learning styles and interests – from apprenticeships to university degree.  

The Siemens Education portal is a unique way of reaching young people who are interested in engineering. We’re passionate about showing aspiring girls and boys that working in areas such as high-value manufacturing can lead to a solid and long-term career.
Carl Ennis, Chief Executive of Siemens plc.

A Future in STEM?

At Siemens we understand that it can be challenging for parents and carers to find ways of supporting the education of young people at home. We believe that all young people should be given the opportunity to explore their interests and discover their talents. These resources have been designed to support you in guiding your child through a range of STEM topics, to engage them and spark an interest in STEM subjects.

Inspire

Want to inspire your son or daughter?

Visit science museums and festivals, meet some real engineers through our blog and videos, or join a science club or enter an engineering challenge.

The best place to spark curiosity is right at your kitchen table. Have fun with science together at home with out fun and easy DIY Science activities that the whole family can do, using materials from around the house.

Parents want their children to work hard and do a job which they really enjoy, according to new research from Siemens.

Siemens polled 1,500 parents to better understand the types of careers they actively encouraged their children to pursue. When asked which sectors they would like to see their children working in, engineering and manufacturing came top, voted for by 27% of Mums and 21% of Dads.

The top five jobs roles that parents want for their children
1.    Engineering and manufacturing
2.    Computers & coding
3.    Accountancy, banking and finance
4.    Healthcare
5.    IT

Three of our young engineers talk about starting their careers and what got them interested in engineering: