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Adviza - Gearing Up for STEM skills strategy and action plan


In mid-January 2017, Adviza commissioned the University of Warwick, Institute for Employment Research (IER) to undertake the design of a STEM Strategy and Action Plan covering six geographical areas: Slough, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire. We define STEM as science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics, following the UK Commission for Employment & Skills (2013) report on 'The Supply and Demand for High level STEM Skills’.[1] In this context, STEM occupations and sectors are divided into:

  • Core STEM areas (comprising: Biological sciences; Agricultural sciences; Physical / environmental sciences; Mathematical sciences and computing; Engineering, Technology and Architecture); and
  • Medicine and related STEM (comprising medicine and dentistry and medical related subjects).

The STEM Strategy and Action Plan is part one of a series of STEM activities in Berkshire that will be rolled out by Adviza with its partners over a two-year period (2017 -2019). This will build upon earlier work undertaken by the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (TVBLEP) drawing on its published ‘Skills Priority Statement 2016’

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It will also help inform strategic and operatioal plans that build upon the government's recently published Industrial Strategy ' Building our Industrial Strategy: Green Paper, January 2017.


For earlier UKCES research on 'The Supply and Demand of High-Level STEM Skills - visit:

Link: adviza

Citation: Hughes, D., Luchinskaya, D., Lyonette, C., & Siemers, O. (2017) Gearing Up for STEM: Skills Strategy and Action Plan, commissioned by Adviza in association with Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, March 2017

Downloadable participants Consent Form

Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE contact details:

Tel: 024 76523280 or 07533 545057


Project Team

Deirdre Hughes - Principal Investigator

Daria Luchinskaya

Clare Lyonette

Olga Siemers


June Wiseman - BMG Research

Project Duration:

January 2017 - March 2018