Imaginative Teaching Resources & Inspirational Career Ideas from the Chilled Food Industry
STEM AMBASSADOR FAQs
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about chilled careers
How do I become a CFA STEM Ambassador?
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.
What resources are available for me?
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.
Nanobugs microbe tattoos
LC fridge thermometers
Glo-germ handwash training kits
Career path interviews and job descriptions swatch
What will I do?
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.
What are the benefits of becoming a Chilled STEM Ambassador?
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.
I’ve never taught before – what do I need to know?
The STEMNET website has all you need to know about being an Ambassador, including the support available.