Young people focus on STEM careers at Stevenage careers fair

26 November 2018

More than 430 young people benefited from a Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM) careers fair this month, organised by a collaboration of Stevenage STEM employers, the educational charity SETPOINT and YC Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire County Council.

 

 

Employers including GSK, Airbus, MBDA, GE-Puridify and Catapult highlighted the opportunities available including apprenticeships on offer from intermediate to degree level.

YC Hertfordshire ran careers guidance workshops that enabled students to assess their employability prospects in terms of skills, aptitude and emotional intelligence.

An employability toolkit was on offer that covered CV creation, work experience, extra-curricular activities and believing you can succeed. Young people engaged well in preparing for job applications, assessments and interviews post-GCSE and A levels.

Radhika, aged 18, said: “The STEM event was a fantastic opportunity for us to understand businesses like MBDA, Airbus, GSK further. I was able to gain great advice from employers which couldn’t be gained from company websites. I would highly recommend anyone interested in STEM careers to attend the event in the upcoming years.”

Helen Spencer, Director of SETPOINT Hertfordshire, an educational charity that promotes STEM to young people and one of the event organisers, said: “Everyone was delighted! All YC Hertfordshire’s sessions were full, the main room was buzzing and I think all the companies were pleased.  I hope we will be able to work together again on future occasions.”