Education Outreach

We believe in supporting young people to fulfil their potential and in inspiring and exposing them to the world of work at Sirius. We continue to deliver our extensive education outreach programme throughout the Project area.

The aim of the programme is to increase the skills and aspirations of young people in the Project area and has three main strands:

  • Support careers provision in schools and colleges
  • Enrich the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) curriculum and raise awareness of STEM related careers
  • Specific projects targeted at disadvantaged students.

We have worked with over seventy schools and engaged over 20,000 young people since 2012. People from across the Sirius team have been encouraged to participate, particularly younger team members, to talk to students about their role at Sirius Minerals and how they got involved.

The Company is proud to have been the headline sponsor of Scarborough Engineering Week for the sixth consecutive year, and is a member of the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area Board, a government initiative to improve social mobility for young people living in areas of deprivation.

In addition to the activities and opportunities delivered directly by Sirius, we are also funding a £1 million programme in Tees Valley and North Yorkshire to support the STEM curriculum and promote STEM careers.

Case study: Caedmon College, Whitby

In June 2018, a group of local students were invited to take part in a 6 week project to find out about the types of roles available at Sirius Minerals. Watch their journey below.

Case study: Scarborough and Ryedale Young Carers

In November 2018, a group of young carers supported by local charity, Scarborough and Ryedale Carers’ Resource, took part in a project with Sirius Minerals to learn about life in a large company and the different career pathways available to them. Read more about their experience here.

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