Cambridge LaunchPad enables young people to get hands-on experience within the STEM industry and apply what they learn in the classroom in a real-life setting.

Meeting inspiring role models gives students a great opportunity to learn more about the diverse range of careers available, as well as the different pathways into STEM, from university and apprenticeships to work experience.

When students reach the Innovator and Scholar levels, they will get the opportunity to work with other schools from across Cambridgeshire, which allows them to build on core skills such as teamwork and communication.

Get in touch if you’re looking for the chance to connect your students with leading STEM companies. We can help you show that STEM is for all!

How it Works

The programme will begin with a brief presentation at your school to introduce ourselves and the industry partner that the students will be visiting. Our industry partner will then host a Project Day that will give your students a chance to gain hands-on experience within a STEM field and build on what they may have learnt in the classroom.

We will then visit your students again to explore the retention and impact of the information they were presented with on their Project Day. We hope this will increase the likelihood that our interactions have a long-term, positive effect on their future.

Our Schools


the spinney
The Spinney School
Teversham CE School
stapleford community primary
Stapleford Community Primary School
st faiths
St Faith’s Cambridge
King’s Hedges School
icknield primary
Icknield Primary School
fulbourn primary
Fulbourn Primary School
fen ditton primary school
Fen Ditton Community Primary School
cherry hinton primary
Cherry Hinton Primary School
Cambridge Home Educators
Cambridge Home Educated Families
bar hill primary
Bar Hill Primary School
abbey meadows primary school
Abbey Meadows Primary School
Bassingbourn Primary School


St Andrew’s Primary School




Bottisham Village College
Bottisham Village College
cambridge academic partnership
Coleridge Community College
cambridge academic partnership
Parkside Community College
comberton village college
Comberton Village College
netherhall school and sixth form
Netherhall School and Sixth Form
north cambridge academy
North Cambridge Academy
sawston village college
Sawston Village College
stephen perse
Stephen Perse Foundation
swavesey village college
Swavesey Village College
Cambridge Home Educators
Cambridge Home Educated Families


Comberton Sixth Form
Comberton Sixth Form
hills road sixth form
Hills Road Sixth Form College
Long Road College
Long Road Sixth Form College
parkside sixth
Parkside Sixth
netherall school and sixth form
Netherhall School and Sixth Form