Welcome to STEMFirst

Growing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths opportunities in Lancashire.

Our role is to provide inspirational opportunities and forge a link between schools and employers in order to inspire, excite and grow the STEM knowledge and understanding of young people.

Here at STEMFirst we are passionate about STEM and offer bespoke, personal advice that best supports your needs, those of your company, your school and your students.

Note: This site is currently under construction, and not all links/ newsletters are available
  • Advice is FREE
  • Ambassadors are FREE
  • Inspiring the next generation is PRICELESS

STEMFirst runs the STEMNET contract for Lancashire, the North West STEM Clubs contract and the British Science Association CREST Awards for Lancashire schools.

We recruit volunteers who have a passion for STEM, train, insure and DBS check them and link these motivational volunteers with schools and young people to inspire about STEM careers and opportunities.

Our Ambassadors are part of the National STEMNET Ambassador Programme, which is funded by STEMNET via the Government, of which there are 32,000 volunteers across the country.

Latest Schools Requests for Ambassadors

You can see what schools are asking for across Lancashire in our fortnightly ‘Request For Ambassadors’ list.

Request for Ambassadors Edition 10 (2015 – 2016)


Teachers – contact us to make your own request. Ambassadors / Employers – contact us to find out more and to volunteer

To volunteer, contact Sue Hargreaves.
To add your own request, contact Helen Heggie.

Winner of the 2012 WISE Advisor Award

We are delighted to announce that STEMFirst have won the National Advisor Award at the Women in Science and Engineering Event. Helen Heggie from STEMFirst was presented the Award by HRH The Princess Royal, at the Awards Ceremony at the Institute of Engineering Technology in November.

This Award recognises the success of STEMFirst in providing opportunities that inspire, excite, and grow the STEM knowledge and understanding of young people.

STEMNET especially congratulated STEMFirst on their award, and applauded the fantastic work Helen and Sue have undertaken over recent years in creating, building and establishing STEMFirst as the key point of contact for schools and businesses, and really pushing forward the STEM agenda for young people across Lancashire. To find out more go to the WISE website at http://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/about-us/wise-awards/2012-wise-awards-in-association-with-amey.