Take part in something bigger! The below are all excellent clubs, schemes and competitions that provide hands-on experience and teaching, offer career opportunities and/or reward students' and pupils' work.
These range from days in school, through residential courses, to year-long placements, and cover both primary and secondary age groups.
Because they are critical to society and the economy, the science, technology and engineering sectors actively seek talented students from schools, colleges and universities.
There are plenty of ways in, including paid placements, apprenticeships and graduate schemes, and unpaid work experience. A selection of options and some basic guidance is below.