STEAM Speed Networking

14th of March
Green Park Conference Centre, 100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading, RG2 6GP 09:00 - 15:30

Inspire the talent of tomorrow: STEAM Speed Networking Event

To celebrate National Apprenticeship and National Careers Week 2019, WOOP in association with Study Higher and The Careers & Enterprise Company is delighted to invite you to be part of our ‘STEAM speed networking’ event at Green Park Conference Centre . This will be an opportunity for you to inspire the talent of tomorrow and highlight skills gaps across Thames Valley businesses.


Engage with local school

We have invited a selection of local secondary schools to attend the event with groups of pupils from Year 10 and above.  Empowering students to make informed decisions about their future has an overwhelming effect on their job prospects with research proving that a young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed.

 In exchange for your time, we will guarantee over 500 students will attend the event throughout the day, giving you the chance to engage with a pipeline of local talent and showcase your business by explaining the opportunities available.


Barriers to youth employment

To help provide some background information for the day we would like to understand the recruitment challenges you are facing as a business.  Whether you are able to attend the event or not, we’d love you to complete this short survey.  Challenges may include filling skills gaps, lack of experience of the workplace, setting and managing expectations or cost of training for new recruits.  The results of which will form part of the pack we give to students to take away on the day.


Register now

As you have previously expressed an interest in being part of an event to inspire and educate young people, we would love you to be part of this exciting event.   If you would like to be involved please email us at .  Don’t forget to complete the short survey, we will be happy to share the results with you too!