27 September 2018

Challenging the ‘Engineering is not for girls’ stereotype

By Alex Zarifeh

On Wednesday 19 September, 14 Arthur Terry sixth formers; seven female, seven male (Remi Preece, Sophie Davies, Charlotte Hirons, Holly Dawson, Holly Dyche, Amy Kitteridge, Lorelee Dixon, Joel McHale, Henry Geddes, Will Tuppen, Luke Ashley, Reece Mann, Harry Clarke & Max Varnish) attended a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) ‘Equal Engineers’ networking event at Millennium Point.

The Arthur Terry sixth formers, keen to explore degree apprenticeship pathways, met with leading employers including Google, Rolls Royce, Murphy, Capgemini, Severn Trent Water, National Grid, Deloitte, HS2, & the RAF.

Challenging the stereotype that feeds significant under representation of girls studying STEM subjects at University & hence finding employment in this field, is a key aspect of the Government’s new Careers Strategy (‘Making the most of everyone’s skills and talents’, Dec, 2017).

It is terrific that Arthur Terry, in partnership with Equal Engineers https://equalengineers.com/ is at the forefront of tackling this gender-based inequality.

For more pictures from the event please visit https://www.arthurterry.bham.sch.uk/blog/challenging-the-engineering-is-not-for-girls-stereotype/