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Follow Your Own Path: Careers in STEM

The colourful illustrations in this display captured inspiring stories of different routes to careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

Careers in STEM are really varied, and so are the paths that people take to find the job that is right for them. Everyone’s journey is different.

The illustrations in this display showed how 14 STEM professionals found their current jobs. An artist from Oldham Play Action Group met with each person and then created a visual representation of their career journey.

The resulting illustrations showed the wide variety of career journeys that people can take. Some people find that school and university is the best way to a career in STEM. Others prefer to do an apprenticeship or try different jobs before they find the one that suits them. These are all useful ways to gain different skills and experiences.

Are you interested in a career in STEM? It’s important that you follow your own path to the job you want!