The Morson STEM Foundation
Working to pave pathways into STEM for all through funding, engagement and training.
The Morson STEM Foundation aims to support people from all backgrounds explore, and pursue, pathways into engineering-related careers.
With the immense demand for STEM skills in the UK, Morson Group is investing in education and aspiration, working hard to change lives and ensure a sustainable future for industry and the wider economy.
The Morson STEM Foundation aims to increase the talent pipeline for STEM by widening participation and creating pathways into education and training. The Morson Group continues to demonstrate its commitment to social mobility by establishing the Foundation to help engage talent of all ages and from regionally deprived communities with STEM subjects. By collaborating with businesses to understand their skills needs and aligning them with a strategy for creating career opportunities – the Morson STEM Foundation is developing skills, delivering social value, and creating brighter futures.
The Foundation is delivered through the long-standing partnership with The University of Salford and the Morson Maker Space who bring together a programme of activity in collaboration with regional skill providers, local employers, and industry stakeholders to raise the profile of STEM nationally.
The Morson STEM Foundation underpins the civic university agenda supported by The University of Salford and four other Higher Education institutions of Greater Manchester as we work together on education, skills and the digital economy to sustain the future.
The Morson STEM Foundation is composed of key initiatives which support individuals into STEM from primary school to higher education.
Morson Group is supporting STEM Learning UK’s mission through our in-house STEM Ambassador Network. Our 60+ STEM ambassadors work actively within schools and communities to engage and educate the next generation in STEM skills.
PRIMARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION
After-school academic support. Mentoring with local university students and professionals. In-school aspiration-raising workshops. Enrichment and work experience opportunities.
We’re working with local communities, city councils and national STEM agencies to bring the power of engineering to a wide range of audiences, learners and age groups through our programme of STEM activity.
Gerry Mason Engineering Scholarships
“This scholarship has made me feel so much more motivated to work hard and excel in my studies at university. To have a donor who believes in me and supports me is something I’m incredibly grateful for.”
BSc (Hons) Computer Science scholar, Alisha Sadiq
scholarships granted since 2015
scholars now graduated
Dr Maria Stukoff, Director of the Morson Maker Space
The Morson Maker Space
HOME GROWN TALENT
Morson STEM Ambassador Programme
60+ have trained to become STEM Ambassadors and will be working with schools in the North West and further afield to support their curriculum with STEM workshops and activities. Our aim? To engage children in critical thinking, to boost curiosity and introduce them to a world of STEM opportunities.
Our STEM Ambassadors have been registered through STEM Learning, carrying out their induction and checks in addition to our own in-house training. For more information about how you or your business can get involved in STEM, please follow the link below:
Following the successful training of 60+ colleagues across the business, I am incredibly excited for what’s next as we support schools nationwide to enhance the delivery of their curriculum with a range of STEM engagement activities.
Problem-solving, trial and error and critical thinking skills do not have to be dull, we’re working with young children to get excited about learning through fun activities and engaging insights into the real-world, hands-on application of STEM subjects!
Morson STEM Ambassador Lead, Jon Callahan
Our annual programme of activity includes:
Morson Career Bar
An annual careers programme hosted in partnership with Morson Projects and Morson Talent to support first-year students to understand engineering career paths and connect final-year students directly to Morson Talent job opportunities.
A uniquely formulated initiative to boost Salford graduates confidence and employability that provides bespoke Mentoring programmes, paths for Internships, Networking events and industry Talks for students to get work-ready.
IGNITE: STEM Summer School
This programme is an annual event part of the Morson Group STEM Foundation supporting local young talent to join the STEM revolution.
Each year, the summer school brings together Year 12 students from across Greater Manchester to explore digital fabrication, engineering skills, and electronic design, as well as careers in the STEM fields.
First launched as a pilot mentoring scheme to connect female engineering students with industry experts in March 2021. In 2022 ‘Go Beyond‘ assisted 15 female graduate engineers to gain confidence to get a role in industry.
From 2023 onwards, ‘Go Beyond’ will be powered by the Morson STEM Foundation with ambitions to grow the programme into a more comprehensive industry speakers’ series as part of a wider enrichment programme for all engineering students’ levels.
We’re committed to safeguarding STEM education and nurturing a skilled workforce that drives Industry 4.0 innovation regionally and nationally. The Morson Maker Space is a major technical facility providing hands-on training for the next generation of engineers to be industry-ready with the skills and experience to enable our business to recruit from this talent pool, both today and in the future.
Ged Mason OBE, Morson Group CEO
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