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BT supports STEM campaign encouraging women to pursue technology roles

Young women recently attended a series of STEM work experience sessions at BT Tower as part of new project

The Step into STEM programme has been developed by BT’s own Gender Equality Network (formerly the Women’s Network) and the women’s networks at Ericsson, Vodafone and O2.

Girls Talk London, an organisation that encourages women to learn from others in senior roles is also partnering with these companies to encourage and inspire young women to pursue a career in STEM.

Five volunteers from each company are hosting and mentoring the girls from four London schools.

The girls were invited to BT Centre in London for a series of interactive work experience sessions where top tips were given on handling job interviews and writing CVs.  Their personality types were also assessed.

One of BT’s Security apprentices, Natalie George, together with Security graduate Laura Lovelace, took part in mock interviews and gave an insight into their work experiences and day-to-day job responsibilities.

Assure cyber deal architect at BT, Ivelina Koleva, said: “It was very rewarding to see what a difference Step into STEM has made to these girls. It’ll be fantastic if even only a handful of them decide to go into STEM.”

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