Visits to local companies involves the pupils meeting employees who discuss their background and roles within the company. They also gain an insight into the company’s activities, experiencing what goes on and developing an appreciation for the different environments that exist.
They will be encouraged to relate their observations to their school subjects, particularly STEM, and discuss how their choice of GCSE subjects will influence their own possible career path.
This year's programme partner companies include:
Pupils will get the opportunity to visit university engineering departments, where they will be given a tour of the facilities and engage with activities under the supervision of university staff. The day is designed to show what university life is like and to encourage girls to consider going to university to study STEM subjects.
The programme for each visit will involve: