Get up to Speed

Wednesday 24th March 2021

9.30am to 5.00pm

Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham,  Free to Schools and Families

It is with deep regret that, given Government guidance and the continuing circumstances around Coronavirus – Covid 19, we must inform you that Get up to Speed with STEM 2020, planned to take place at Magna Science Adventure Centre on 25th March 2020 is being cancelled.


Working alongside key partners and supporters in light of the interactive hands on nature of Get up to Speed, the volume of people attending, potential risk this poses and duty of care in not spreading the virus it is agreed that this the most appropriate course of action to take.


As most of you are aware work-wise is a small charity so the many kind comments and generous support received are sincerely appreciated. I would like also to acknowledge the hard work John, Janice and a huge team of dedicated partners and contributors have put into planning and organising the event. Whilst hugely disappointing for all concerned, we hope you will understand we have no choice given the current circumstances.


Thank you and please be reassured that Get up to Speed with STEM will be back – on 24th March 2021 !


Chris Hudson MBE
Chair of Trustees
The work-wise Foundation


Last updated: Tuesday17th March 2020


Get up to Speed is a chance to see some of the UK's most exciting engineering inventions, and network with the people who design, build and operate them!


Speak to businesses, inventors, apprentices and education providers on the future of engineering, at this showcase event!

Who’s it for?


For young people and influencers of young people:

  • Introducing, Inspiring. Informing and interacting with engineering, manufacturing and technology.
  • Linking the curriculum to real life experiences and exploring the diverse range of opportunities and pathways available in a stimulating, fun and interactive way.


For employers:

  • Showcasing the sector and career opportunities in engineering, manufacturing and technology.
  • Driven by the region’s employers, Get up to Speed is a highly interactive event showcasing the breadth and diversity of the sector and future technologies. It is an ideal platform to bring employers together to promote and celebrate what the region has to offer.


What do I do if I'm interested?


Visit to find out more or to register to attend or contact John at work-wise at [email protected] or on 07500 331400.

Download more information here

Get up to Speed 2020 Sponsorship & Exhibition opportunities
Attendees: To date, over 10,459 young people, 345 schools, 2,240 parents/educators, 2,953 business people/apprentices and 579 VIP's
GUTS 2020 sponsor leaflet for email.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]
Get up to Speed 2020 Event booking form
Exhibition and sponsorship booking form
GUTS 2020 Early Bird online booking form[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [488.5 KB]
2019 Get up to Speed programme
GUTS 2019 programme.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [10.7 MB]


"Very well attended with a great variety of companies. It was an excellent event and we were bombarded from start to finish!"
Mike Maddock, PES, Exhibitor


“What a fab event, so impressed by what was on offer. Really opened the kids eyes."

Louise Hoey Forge Valley School, Strategic Curriculum Leader for Art, Technology & Engineering

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