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STEM Careers a Fair Fit for Students

The wide variety of careers available in science, technology, engineering and maths were showcased at our annual STEM Fair on Wednesday 17 October. Attended by the largest ever number of exhibitors, including both businesses and universities, the event ran from 12 to 2pm and was attended by students from all year groups. Careers on offer included accounting, chemical engineering, music technology, medicine, geotechnical engineering, cyber security, sporting event performance data collection, scientific research, and roles with the Merchant Navy!

Here at Notre Dame, we are keen to promote STEM-related degrees and careers to our students. There are many roles within these subject areas which our students may be unaware of, but which could be a perfect fit for their skills, qualities, and current studies. Also, in Yorkshire and the Humber, manufacturing is one of our largest sectors in terms of the most jobs currently available, and skilled construction is set to be a growth area during the next four years, so we feel it’s important for our students to be informed as to the opportunities available in these areas.

Head of Careers Mrs Anna Dickinson said: ‘The STEM fair was an excellent event organised by Vicky Pointing, one of our careers advisors at Notre Dame. There was a real buzz at the fair with students intrigued to find out more about careers and courses around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. We would like to thank our external organisations for supporting the event and helping to raise the profile of STEM.’

Thank you to the following for giving up your time to speak to our students: the Universities of Bradford, York, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, and Huddersfield; BT; the Chartered Institute of Building; Jacobs; Leeds City Council; the Merchant Navy; Nuffield Trust; Apta; PwC; and Sedulo Leeds Ltd.