Campbelltown is a region that has been identified as having a growing community with growing STEM industries.
However, research has shown the key barrier to employers taking up student work placements is a lack of time and resources. There is also a drain of STEM qualified talent, with 46% of STEM graduates moving into non-STEM jobs and 16% of STEM graduates leaving for overseas opportunities. The Generation STEM Links program has been developed to try and address this barrier.
The Links program provides high-quality internships, for students in their final year of studying their STEM degrees or qualifications, to help the transition into STEM careers after graduation.
Overview of the Links program
Industry partner grant
$2,500 per student payable after completion
Industry partner eligibility
NSW STEM business with >5 employees
Minimum 200 hours (5 - 6 weeks full-time to a maximum of 25 weeks part-time)
NSW university or TAFE/VET STEM students in their penultimate to final year
$25/h to be paid by the industry partner
The Generation STEM Links team can provide industry with assistance with framing ideas into projects and will aid the application process.
- On-the-ground support for onboarding, induction, and regular check ins throughout the placement.
- Assistance with the application process and framing ideas into projects for industry partners.
- Management of the recruitment process from end-to-end.
- Promotion to local NSW STEM students and tertiary institutes.
To find out more or to get involved, contact the Generation STEM Links Team:
Email the STEM Links Team