Teach First

Tackling the STEM challenge

The UK economy needs 40,000 extra STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) graduates each year to fill the jobs which drive our growth and prosperity. But too few students are taking up these subjects. And the problem is even worse for pupils in low-income communities, where there is a trend in low uptake and poor attainment.

Talented and passionate teachers are vital to solving this challenge. One amazing teacher can inspire pupils to pursue and excel in STEM, and foster a love for a subject that lasts through university and into the workplace.


Our work to tackle the shortage of STEM teachers in the UK and inspire young people to take up these subjects is supported by Arup, Bloomberg, CH2M Foundation, EDF Energy, the Eranda Foundation, GKN, Google, the Kirby Laing Foundation,  HSBC, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Nationwide, Prudential Plc, Royal Navy, Rolls-Royce, Siemens and Thales.