Nurturing Young Talent

Nathan Ross has recently completed his GCSE's, to help gain some experience before his term at Newcastle Aviation College in September he joined RTC for three weeks. Working alongside the STEM team here at the head office in Sunderland. RTC runs the STEM Ambassador Hub North East covering Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Tees Valley. We caught up with Nathan to find out what his experience has been:

“Since the first day RTC, I have dealt with many tasks such as event management of Bring it On. I began with the stock taking of the merchandise we currently have in the office from last years annual engineering event for schools. This took a lot of effort but allowed me to meet many new faces. The next few days saw me moving boxes of marketing literature. I was then asked to ensure that the Meccano robots were charged and working ok, this really interesting me as I have already built one of these previously.

"Overall RTC has given great insight into what office work is like, and in my opinion, it has been great. The thing that surprised me the most is the free coffee and tea…bonus!

"I have also learnt how to code and programme robots and got insight into the planning of a huge event. My overall impressions are that the atmosphere has been very friendly.”

Professionals from all ages and background can become STEM Ambassadors and enjoy the opportunity to have a direct and significant impact on the success of our regional young people. Volunteering as a STEM Ambassador is a chance for you to promote STEM skills to young learners, actively encouraging them to enjoy STEM subjects and be aware of the exciting careers available.

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