Amey wins STEM award after reaching hundreds of thousands of young people

14 November 2018
Image of Amey employees being presented with a certificate.

Recognised for their efforts in several STEM programmes, Amey has won the Large Companies STEM Inspiration Award for the first time.

Hosted by STEM Learning – the UK’s largest provider of STEM education and careers support – the awards celebrate individuals and organisations who work to stimulate, encourage and inspire young people across the country.

During 2018, the Year of Engineering, Amey has been able to reach almost a quarter of a million young people by supporting events; such as the Big Bang science fair with over 100,000 visitors, and creating an engineering badge for Girlguiding UK, which has been requested for over 120,000 girls UK wide.

Some of Amey’s other programmes that caught the judges’ attention were:

  • The Amey Challenge Cup – a competition to engage school girls from under privileged areas in STEM.
  • Educate the Educators programme – a collaborative project between Amey, Highways England, Atkins, WSP and Interserve, working with teachers to make STEM lessons more engaging and relatable to the real world.
  • Partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineers – providing support to over 200 diverse and socially excluded students.

The award was collected on behalf of Amey’s STEM Ambassadors network by Lisa Ingram, Head of Business Improvement for Birmingham Highways, Honor Shuttleworth, Business Support Manager S&C Alliance and Mladen Dragojlovic, Civil Engineer Consulting Gloucestershire. 

Lisa said: “I feel honoured to collect this award on the behalf of everyone within Amey who dedicates their time and energy to promoting STEM subjects and careers to young people across the UK.

“To win among such great competition is a testament to our incredible STEM ambassadors practicing the Amey value of putting people first every day.”

Yvonne Baker, Chief Executive of STEM Learning, said: “These people and organisations provide the much-needed spark that ignites young people’s enthusiasm for STEM. All our winners have excelled in their fields and I am delighted that we can recognise and celebrate their expertise and passion.”

All winners received two tickets to see CERN’s infamous Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Amey is running a competition for all its STEM Ambassadors giving them the chance to visit one of the most talked about structures in the physics community.