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If you are looking for more information about education and careers opportunities in science, technology, engineering and maths, then a great starting point is the Future Morph website, which is aimed at young people aged 11-19.
You will find lots of useful advice and links to UK-based organisations offering summer placements on the Student Ladder site. In addition, you could speak to your science teacher about arranging a visit from a STEM Ambassador to your school. As individuals from a science, technology, engineering or maths background, ambassadors can give you some excellent first-hand guidance on their career path which might help you make informed decisions about your own future.
If you're interested in STEM project work, CREST is a UK award scheme for 11–19 year olds which gives you the chance to build skills, demonstrate personal achievement and recognise success. The scheme is endorsed by UCAS for use in personal statements and a CREST Award can also be used towards the ‘skills’ section of a Duke of Edinburgh programme. You will carry out a piece of work from one of three categories: research, investigation/design and build or science communication. There are lots of resources and plenty of guidance on British Science Association website.
You could also contact one of the Learned Societies to see if they have any opportunities available.
Royal Astronomical Society
Society of Biology and some of its member organisations
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and all enquiries should be made to the individual organisation.