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Jacobs confirmed as final sponsor for North East STEM Awards

06 July 2021

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The North East STEM Hub are delighted to announce Jacobs as the final sponsor of the North East STEM Awards taking place virtually on Thursday 15th July, hosted by TV celebrity and author Dallas Campbell. 


The ceremony brings to a close an academic year like no other and recognises and celebrates the individuals in our region who, despite a global pandemic, have maintained their passion, dedication and commitment to the young people in our region. 

There are 10 Award categories including, the highest number of hours logged by a North East STEM Ambassador, the Most Inspirational Science Employer, an overall award for the most inspirational STEM employer, as well as special recognition awards for individual outstanding contribution to STEM education.  

Claire Willis, STEM Business Development Manager, said: 

“We have worked for many years with Jacobs and are delighted that they have agreed to sponsor the event. The Awards are a celebration of the impact on young people, parents and teachers that STEM companies and individuals have had not only in our region but much further afield. With the global pandemic forcing pupils, teachers and employers to adapt to new ways of working, the situation has opened up new opportunities for our local STEM companies to engage with a truly international audience, with registrations for our events from as far away as The Maldives, Singapore and the USA.” 

Victoria Richards, Jacobs Senior Project and Growth Manager, said: “Jacobs is driving STEM initiatives which are essential to inspire and secure future talent for Jacobs and help tackle complex issues such as climate change threats, resilient cities and communities, and natural-resource stresses. We value the collaboration and support the North East STEM Hub has given Jacobs and are delighted to be sponsoring this important event.”
For more information on the North East STEM Awards or the work of the North East STEM Hub check STEM social accounts or email claire.willis@rtcnorth.co.uk



Jacobs is a company that is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of engineers. Our efforts have seen experience shared, characters develop and many young careers flourish within our business.

Some of the most recent Jacobs STEM Projects include The Big Project & The Big Big Project with Carmel College, Darlington; where students are divided in to mixed-age teams and, with the support of a Jacobs mentor, provide solutions to ‘big’ problems in a round-robin structure eventually ending with a winning team. As well as this we run the Industrial Workshop bi-annually; a week long, in-office, programme that includes informative presentations, hands-on micro-projects, team building exercises and the chance to develop a presentation about their experience during the week to deliver to parents, teachers and senior leadership staff within Jacobs.

At Jacobs we are passionate about developing minds and continued professional development. Through our work with STEM we have had the opportunity to see students become apprentices, apprentices become graduates and graduates become chartered engineers and we believe that the provision of such pathways and the development of young people is the key to an ever-growing business.

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