STEM at Sterling

Inspiring and supporting the next generation

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) are at the core of everything we do here at Sterling, from measuring and controlling the materials that go into developing an API to full-scale manufacturing.

Click below to explore how each STEM subject is applied across everything we do here at Sterling.

At Sterling, science is our passion.  We apply science every day, from using  physics to help us design and install plant and pipework, to using chemistry when performing experiments in our labs, and using biology to treat our waste in a more environmentally friendly way.

Our dedicated Technology and Innovation Programme allows us and our partners to explore the possibilities and practical application of new technologies in the pharmaceutical industry. Through it, we develop new partnerships with academic and technological institutes to explore innovative solutions to API development and manufacturing challenges.

We continually invest in and adapt our facilities to meet the evolving needs of our business, from maintenance to building custom pieces of equipment. Our engineering experts have over 350 years of collective experience and it’s their attention to detail, flexibility and commitment to never compromising on safety that ensures we deliver the right solutions for even the most complex projects.

Numeracy, data and statistics are integral to what we do at Sterling. Therefore, maths is an important skill that is required within many roles and functions across Sterling. From finance and sales to production and health and safety, maths plays an important part in helping us to solve problems, evaluate costs, assess risks and control the quality of our customers’ products.

Our global learning and development teams work closely with schools and colleges to support young people in their discovery of STEM careers. We provide a range of support to a variety of age groups, from building awareness about different STEM roles amongst primary children, who are just beginning to explore future possibilities, to offering advice, guidance and even interview practice sessions to those finishing school and assessing their next steps.

This is all supported by our dedicated teams of experienced scientists and engineers who are passionate about what they do and eager to share their experiences. These teams work closely with the scientists and engineers of tomorrow, delivering informative presentations and sharing inspirational stories, to help guide young people into careers they will love.

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