One local STEM student could win £500 with new VANRATH competition

  • Belfast-owned recruitment agency VANRATH is giving one local STEM student the opportunity to win £500 in their cash giveaway.

    Northern Ireland has a high performing education system, and home to two world renowned universities, both who are placed in the top 500 in the world.

    NI is also producing the highest number of STEM graduates anywhere in the United Kingdom with 56.7% of students enrolling in a STEM subject compared to the UK average of 44.6%.

    Across the UK, there is higher demand in occupations relating to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and VANRATH believe that as the world becomes increasingly technology dependent, the range of businesses emerging around the STEM areas will grow significantly.

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    However, there is still a significant skills shortage particular within the STEM sector in Northern Ireland, but initiatives and incentives like VANRATH’s are aiming to combat this, by instead encouraging young people to consider career options in the science and tech worlds.

    Ryan Quinn, Managing Director at VANRATH said: “As the number of students who are choosing to study a STEM subject in Northern Ireland continues to rise, we felt it was right to recognise this and offer a £500 cash giveaway to one lucky student to spend on the tools to help them succeed in their future careers.

    “Having worked closely with STEM students and universities in the past we felt that we wanted to give back to our young people, after what has been a tough 2020 for them.”

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    To enter simply click here, and fill in the form. Entries close on the Thursday 10 December 2020 at 23:59, with the winner announce the following day.

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