On July 7th EBP South held their virtual “Inspiring STEM Careers” event for secondary school students aged 11-16. This is an annual event designed to engage, educate and inspire students into STEM Careers. Throughout the day students were able to explore careers in STEM through activities designed and led by business volunteers.
This year the event was supported by BCS Berkshire Branch and we had BCS early career volunteers from Nationwide Building Society and BT leading a session together. Throughout the day a total of 931 students virtually engaged with organisations to find out about STEM careers. Overall 89% of students said they had learnt about new STEM careers by attending and 44% changed their mind about future career ideas as a result of taking part.