A lifelong entrepreneur. Fan of robotics, golf and Starcraft. Doesn’t get the appeal of New York pizza at all.
At RoboThink, we believe that early exposure to STEM education is critically important to prepare children for a fast-changing, digital world. We invest heavily in research and developing new STEM products, curriculum and teaching methods to make sure that learning about STEM is fun, easy and educational. We sincerely hope to inspire students to pursue professional or enthusiast paths in STEM-related fields. Unlike other STEM centers, RoboThink’s designs and manufactures a proprietary line of STEM products with kids and ease of use in mind. Every minute detail is considered and our products are manufactured to exacting specifications. We use only the best quality plastics, metals and tooling machines during the manufacturing process.
What's it all about?
RoboThink programmes run throughout the academic year. The programmes run every half term (there a 6 half terms in an academic year). Generally, each programme runs for 5 weeks, as this fits nicely into a half term. You will be required to work every half term of the academic year. Each week involves a different theme:
Each week has a single, one & half hours (90 Mins) session and covers a variety of educational topics in a fun and exciting way. The programmes include dressed up characters that will visit the schools from week to week. Each week there are three different activities that the children will take part in. These activities are based on mega fun games, puzzles and tricks.
We email the parents/guardians letting them know details of the 3 activities the children have done each week so that they can continue the RoboThink fun and learning at home.
Working With RoboThink
It is essential that all students gain meaningful work experience valued by employers in order to be adequately prepared for the competitive graduate job market. This is, therefore, an opportunity that students should not miss out on! This initiative will be beneficial for all students, regardless of your post HE aspirations i.e. this is not just for students aiming to teach! Students involved will gain a variety of skills, including: — Project management, independence, initiative……. — Leadership; teamwork; interpersonal working ability…… — The ability to communicate with different populations; confidence to apply knowledge; and many more! Such skills are valued by employers in the variety of different environments that students enter into, and these skills can effectively be marketed to potential employers after university.
We have 2 positions available within the programmes; Leader and Assistant Leader.
We start everyone as an Assistant Leader and assess whether you've got what it takes to progress to a Leader.
As an Assistant Leader, you'll be required to lead groups of around 12 children in pre-prepared RoboThink activities (no lesson planning!), be responsible for your RoboThink kit bag (all equipment will be provided to you), keep good behaviour within your group (you'll be trained on how to do this), help with signing the children in and out and deliver exceptional customer service in line with RoboThink brand standards.
As an Assistant Leader, you are paid up to £20 per session (£100 per 5-week programme) which is paid on completion of each programme.
As a Leader, you'll have all the responsibilities of an Assistant Leader as well as being responsible for structuring your clubs, informing your Assistant Leaders which activities they'll be leading, keeping great relationships with the schools you're working in and reporting details of the quality of the club to your Manager.
As a Leader, you are paid up to £25 per session (£125 per 5-week programme) which is paid on completion of each programme.
In both cases, placements depend on which schools we have available in each half term and how many children sign up to the programme.
We book schools in based on your schedule, so it's VERY important you keep us updated about any timetable changes. You can work in one school a day for up to 5 days a week. If you're only available 2 afternoons a week, that's fine too!
We pride ourselves on delivering the very best after school robotics programmes in the UK. The only way we can be sure our reputation as the most fun after school club EVER is upheld is by providing the very best training to all tutors that don the purple t-shirt 🙂
We have an online training programme which you will work through. We will provide you with all the necessary tools, information and creative ideas you need to be able to confidently lead groups of 12 children in RoboThink activities. You’ll be given advice and guidance on how to create and build lasting relationships with school and parents, how to lead by example and encourage positivity from your team-mates and how to ensure you’re helping as many children as possible to love their robots.
You’ll then be supported in your first session by an experienced member of the RoboThink team who will show you how to effectively lead a club and offer hints and tips for behaviour management and coaxing out your inner fun teacher.
How to Apply
You can apply by clicking Apply Now button.
Before applying, please consider whether you meet the following criteria:
You must have a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) certificate. This will be self-funded, but we can arrange for you to get one.
You must be willing to travel to schools around your local area.
Access to a car is preferable but feel free to apply with a friend who drives if you don’t!
We go into Primary Schools after school and run a 1-hour fun Robotics class, usually around 3:30 - 4:30 though some schools have different times. To allow for travel and set up time, you must be available from 2:30 pm onwards at least 2 days a week.
You must be able to handle a classroom full of children.
You must be impeccably reliable and punctual.
Some programmes require you to work in groups of 2 or 3 and you’re more than welcome to apply with your friends if there are several of you that would like to work together. The programmes are fun already, but they’re SUPER fun with friends!