The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair (The Big Bang Fair) is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.
14 – 17 March 2018 saw nearly 80,000 visitors (including around 55,000 young people) attend the Big Bang Fair at the NEC, Birmingham.
At this event NSAR joined forces with various rail organisations to promote the industry to young people and showcase the exciting and rewarding opportunities that exist in the sector.
With coordination from the Routes into Rail Board, support from the Rail Supply Group and Network Rail, NSAR partnered with Virgin Trains East Coast, NTAR, Amey, Network Rail and IRO for joint industry representation at the event. Further contribution and participation came from Year of Engineering, Pauley, Atkins, Siemens, Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), WISE and the Young Rail Professionals (YRP).
“The industry has a critical skills gap that we are all working hard to address.
We are proud to support events like the Big Bang fair as they are a fantastic way of reaching young people and showcasing the opportunities in STEM careers.”
Technical Director for Diversity & Inclusion