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3M’s Commitment to Education

Our community programme encompasses partnering with schools local to our major sites, visits to (and the use of) 3M facilities and encouragement of employee volunteering - particularly STEM Ambassadors.

Our STEM Ambassadors work with schools to show that scientists and engineers do not all spend their lives wearing white coats working in laboratories. They demonstrate that a wide range of interesting and rewarding careers are open to people with STEM qualifications. Through them, we aim to engage and motivate students to choose science, technology, engineering and maths when the time comes to consider qualifications and careers.

Featured Programmes

  • Students inspired by STEM Rising Stars

    WeAreTheCity 2020 Rising Stars in Science and Engineering proved to be inspirational role models at 3M’s STEM careers Q&A for Year 9 students in Leicestershire.

  • Diverse 3M teams smash stereotypes

    As a Major Partner of British Science Week, 5-14 March, 3M has once again joined forces with the British Science Association to take the Smashing Stereotypes campaign to the next level.

  • Showcasing the diversity of STEM careers

    A group of industrial placement students, O2 engineers and graduates based at our Aycliffe and Atherstone plants have created a digital STEM careers resource for secondary school students.

  • Bringing a smart sustainability idea to life

    A school in Reading, Berkshire, is using the £500 prize money won in the 3M Smart Earth Challenge to create living walls made from plants grown in upcycled plastic bottles.

Featured Programmes