Equipping early career researchers for career success
Training diverse cohorts of PhD researchers with the knowledge, skills and aspirations for future battery careers
Attracting and inspiring STEM undergraduate students about battery careers
Inspiring young people about the wonder of batteries through STEM outreach initiatives
As we plan for a fully electric future the need to create a dynamic and diverse pool of talent to realise the UK’s ambitions in the global race to find pioneering solutions has never been more pressing. Battery technology is advancing rapidly along with the skills needed to take it from the scientific research stage through to commercialisation and scale-up.
Diversity in STEM
of chemistry professors in UK academia are Black.
of postgraduate chemistry students are Black.
of STEM academic staff report having a disability compared to 15.5% of STEM students.
of chemistry professors are women.
of A-level physics students are girls.
of the core STEM workforce is made up of women.
of LGBT+ scientists have considered leaving their workplace because of the climate or discrimination towards LGBT+ people.
Demand for STEM talent
STEM job vacancies in professional scientific and technical activities between September and November 2022 (compared to 44,000 for the same quarter a decade earlier)
additional researchers and technicians needed by 2030 to sustain the UK’s target of 2.4% R&D intensity.
jobs in the UK automotive and battery industry by 2040.
of STEM graduates are known to be working in a STEM occupation six months later.