futureworks is a ground breaking new programme designed to inspire the next generation of scientists, developers and engineers.

Working across the south west peninsula, futureworks brings together schools and businesses to excite, challenge and engage young people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

The futureworks programme matches schools with local businesses to develop projects and activities intended to showcase the astonishing and demonstrate the rewarding career opportunities available through taking STEM subjects.

It’s not just about the students, futureworks works with partners from business and industry to raise awareness of the sheer variety and opportunity of STEM careers. We can arrange industry work placements for teachers, careers information support for schools and have supplied equipment such as laser cutters, 3D printers and an unassembled drone!

The programme is creating a vast network of Ambassadors, people already working in the STEM, manufacturing and marine sectors who are providing workshops, talks and presentations on anything from special effects in films to NASA toolkits.

futureworks is a programme funded by the Plymouth and South West Peninsula City DealIt will run in key areas across Devon and Cornwall.

To find out more please visit the following partner websites:

The Futureworks: Marine and Manufacturing Challenge Fund

The Futureworks: Marine and Manufacturing Challenge Fund (Round 1), part of the Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal Youth Deal was launched in early 2015 with the aim of encouraging young people across the South West peninsula to consider a career in the Marine and Manufacturing industries. Through delivering trial activities in local geographies across the peninsula it was hoped that young people and their key influencers would become better informed about the realities of working within these industries in the 21st century. In addition it was hoped that delivering the activity would establish stronger relationships between educators and businesses.

The opportunity to run a second round of activity has now emerged and appropriate organisations are being invited to apply to deliver activity in their local geography. If you believe you have a project that is worked up and ready to go which delivers against the priorities of this opportunity please feel free to apply by downloading, completing and returning the forms which can be accessed via the link below or by contacting David Lea via the following email address.


Read the details for applicants here

Download the application form here

If you wish to discuss this further please email David Lea with your query.