We have made the difficult decision to cancel The Big Bang @Solent event due to take place on the 30th April due to concerns following the increase in confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.  The unique nature of The Big Bang Fair - an indoor, hands-on interactive event for over 1500 young people and their teachers alongside over 70 exhibitor stands - means that we feel this is the most appropriate decision to take at this time.

At present, all other EBP South and Basingstoke Consortium events are going ahead as planned.  We will continue to monitor and review each event as it draws closer.

About The Big Bang @Solent

The Big Bang @ Solent is one of the biggest careers events on the South Coast for secondary school students aged 11 - 17. The aim of the event is to encourage young people to go into STEM careers.

About Big Bang

  • It's free to exhibit 
  • It's 9.30am - 3pm
  • It's at the Botleigh Grange Hotel
  • It's to promote STEM careers for young people aged 11-17
  • Schools from across the South Coast are invited to attend, entry is free
  • You will need to provide an interactive activity to inspire young people

Why attend Big Bang
Attending these events are essential to your recruitment pipeline! Research has shown it's important to educate young people about different careers from an early age. 

  • It's FREE
  • Part of your long-term recruitment plan
  • Inspire young people into STEM Careers
  • Inspire young people about different routes into STEM careers
  • To meet your companies CSR to support and up-skill your community 
  • Promote your industry to your future workforce
  • To overcome stereotypical views about STEM roles within industry 
  • Help to ensure young people have the right skills
  • Is there a skills shortage in your industry? Help change it and attend the event
  • Showcase your organisation with hands on exhibits

Outcomes for young people

  • They will be inspired about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
  • They will discover different routes into STEM industries 
  • The activities help them to realise their potential 
  • Help young people to decide on their final year options