Inspiring the future: Stemettes

Igniting a passion for STEM

Image of excited children carrying out a Stemettes science experiment
As part of Ørsted’s commitment to supporting skills, education, and the future of the offshore wind industry in the UK, we are proud to team up with Stemettes. Our ambition is to help inspire the next generation of young women to pursue careers in the green energy sector. 

About Stemettes

Stemettes is an award-winning social enterprise working across the UK & Ireland designed to inspire and support girls, young women and non-binary individual’s interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM).

The organisation has created STEMillions packs, designed to make STEM learning exciting and accessible. Using Stemettes x Ørsted STEMillions packs, the partnership will provide ten weeks’ worth of STEM content for primary school pupils and their teachers to run their own regular Stemettes experience across their schools. 

The activity packs include teacher curriculum notes, presentation slides, posters of inspirational women, the equipment necessary for each student to participate in the activities, and more. 
Image of children taking part in a Stemettes science experiment
As part of a three-year programme, Ørsted is funding support to 90 primary schools in low socioeconomic areas across the UK. The first year of the partnership we’ll concentrate on schools in Barrow, Birkenhead, and East Anglia as part of Ørsted’s outreach in communities close our projects.

Duncan Clark, Head of Ørsted UK and Ireland, said: “With renewable energy here to stay, we want girls, young women, and non-binary people to know that green jobs are an option for them. There’s lots of opportunities for exciting and fulfilling careers in the industry and working with Stemettes we hope to inspire the next generation.”
Orsted are founding partners of Eureka Science and Discovery

Eureka! Science + Discovery

Eureka! Science + Discovery is a world-class centre being developed in the Wirral aimed at inspiring children and young people. Our partnership aims to continue the regeneration of the Wirral waterfront and boost local engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.
Students from Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire visit Ørsted’s East Coast Hub in Grimsby during 2022.

Training young talent for careers in renewable energy

At Ørsted, we're proud of our partnerships with two University Technical Colleges (UTCs)  – Ron Dearing UTC in Hull and Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire in Scunthorpe – that help prepare young talent for careers in the renewable energy industry. 
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Teach First

Teach First is an education charity that believes disadvantage should not determine destiny. They are dedicated to working across society to change educational outcomes for children from low-income backgrounds in England and Wales.