Inspiring young people from disadvantaged backgrounds get into STEM with Roche

This year Roche is working with us at In2scienceUK to run the Roche Scholars Virtual Placement Programme to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds gain insights into careers in science, and develop the skills they need to successfully progress to STEM degrees, apprenticeships and careers.

During the Programme, young people have the opportunity to gain insights into research and gain the support of mentors from Roche, who pass on their advice and support to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds interested in a career in STEM.

Siobhán, a Roche mentor, believes that promoting diversity and social mobility is key to developing the UK’s next STEM generation. “I’m passionate about science, passionate about diversity, and supporting young folks fulfilling their STEM potential is a great way to support both.

I really enjoyed the session. It was great to connect with such passionate students. I learned more about them and their goals. I absolutely recommend In2scienceUK, it’s a great way to support the development of the UK’s next STEM generation”.

Through the Roche Scholars Programme, and its mentors, our young people have had the opportunity to build lasting connections and gain valuable insight that will help them to become the next generation of STEM professionals.

Siobhan, Roche mentor