Imaginative Teaching Resources & Inspirational Career Ideas from the Chilled Food Industry

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about chilled careers

  • Register online with STEMNET.
    Select ‘Chilled Food Association’ as the professional organisation
    Check the box allowing data sharing.
    You will then receive an email from your local STEM Ambassadors contract holder offering you a range of induction dates.
    Attend a 2–3 hour induction session to familiarise you with the Programme and provide tips about working effectively with young people
    Complete a DBS Disclosure application (done at your induction). Once the application is submitted, you will receive a DBS Disclosure within 2–3 weeks.


    All STEM Ambassadors must complete the process before they can begin to volunteer in schools with STEMNET.

  • CFA has a range of lesson plans you can download and share with colleagues and schools, covering hygiene, bacteria, taste, NPD, microbial structure, pH/juice/yeast.

    We also have practical resources available on request to Chilled Ambassadors:

    Nanobugs microbe tattoos
    LC fridge thermometers
    pH strips
    Glo-germ handwash training kits
    Career path interviews and job descriptions swatch

  • How much you get involved is entirely up to you.

    Our Chilled STEM Ambassadors go out into schools to talk to students at assemblies and in lessons. They regularly take part in careers and science fairs such as the Big Bang Derby talking to teachers and students. And they might also get involved in developing new teaching resources for schools.

  • Ambassadors report feeling re-energised in their work. They have the satisfaction of knowing they’re making a contribution to the future of the industry whilst showing students genuine career opportunities.

  • The STEMNET website has all you need to know about being an Ambassador, including the support available.

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