Kick-Start Your STEM Career

The In2science summer programme

The 2023 In2science summer programme will offer Year 12 students the opportunity to participate in both online and in-person activities, helping them to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to take the next steps in their STEM journey.  

The programme consists of:

  • A practical, hands-on work experience placement hosted by STEM professionals, connecting students to experts working at the cutting edge of research and innovation.
  • Online skills, employability and careers workshops throughout the summer, connecting students with like-minded peers and experts, sharing knowledge, and helping students with their next step towards university, apprenticeships and a STEM career.
  • Public engagement competitions with prizes, giving students the opportunity to showcase their creative side and communicate what they have learnt on their work experience placement. 

The programme will take place from Monday 24th July to Friday 25th August 2023 and placements will be held within a commutable distance of where students live. 

Before the In2science summer programme begins, students will be invited to an induction event sharing key information about the programme. In early autumn, they’ll attend a fun celebration event, recognising and celebrating everything they have achieved on the programme. 

Students will also automatically gain access to our Alumni Community after completing the programme, joining a network of over 2000 members, and having the opportunity to explore additional online workshops, monthly newsletters, scholarships opportunities, events invitations and more. 

The In2science summer programme is free to take part in. We will also provide students with a bursary to cover travel and lunch costs during their work placement. 

Programme Benefits

Gain Insight

Gain mentorship and insight from industry and research professionals, helping to guide you through your career options.

Stand Out

Enhance your personal statement, university application and CV, supporting you to achieve your higher education and career goals.

Discovering STEM

Discover STEM

Broaden your horizons! Discover the vast array of research and career opportunities open to you in the STEM sector.

Learn New Skills

Learn invaluable STEM and transferable skills, giving you the knowledge and confidence to succeed at school and in your future career.

Have Questions?

Find out more about the programme

Our Student Stories


It’s given me many more ideas about what I could do, things that I didn’t think were available to me.  All I could base my ideas on before was what was taught in school, but now I have real-life experience.

LauraOxford Centre for Human Brain Activity, University of Oxford

This placement made me realise that a career in science or continuing education into research was what I wanted or would want in the future. A lot of the people working there had different experiences as to how they got to where they are.

MariamKing’s College London, Department of Physics

This experience has changed my view on the field of Chemistry by showing me how broad the subject can be! My placement helped me understand better the potential career of becoming a synthetic chemist which I am now interested in pursuing!

DahnQueen Mary, University of London, Department of Chemistry

The experience allowed me to drop the stereotype of what I though a scientist or engineer actually does, and who they are. They are not only in the lab or product development but important throughout the whole process. This experience gave me the opportunity to network and see the benefits of a large international company, that I thought would otherwise be impossible for someone like me.

AmirDell Technologies

On this placement, I found that there are many more Chemistry applications to medicine than a lot of people are led to believe. I was given insight into engineering, physics and even learnt some computer programming, which falls under the umbrella of chemistry and contributes to current biomedical solutions.

CherylImperial College, London

Your In2science summer programme

Engineering and Programming Careers

STEM Work Placement

Attend an insightful hands-on work experience placement hosted by STEM professionals.


Get involved in a variety of online skills, careers and employability workshops, delivered by industry and admissions experts.


Attend an informative student induction session before the programme begins and a fun celebration event after you complete it.

Alumni Community

Join our network of past participants to support the next steps of your journey into a STEM career.

What is STEM?

The simple answer is, pretty much anything that involves Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths! And it can often come in surprising places; from games design to international development, medical research to sports performance analysis, it’s used in developing your favourite snacks and in the chemistry in your favourite smelling shampoo. STEM is quite literally everywhere, so we highly recommend applying for the programme, and you never know where it might take you.

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of In2scienceUK students progress to study a STEM subject at a top University

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Convert your STEM placement experience into a CREST Award submission, allowing you to enhance your university or apprenticeship application.

Are You In2science?

Apply for a place on our programme today.