With over 3,000 people working as engineers, GE is a company that values and relies on people with advanced STEM skills. It is therefore vital for GE's and Britain's future prosperity that the next generation get excited about these fields and discover the huge opportunities a STEM career can offer.
Currently the UK has an annual shortfall of 59,000 engineers (EngineeringUK, 2018). GE believes we can help move the needle on this, by focusing on four priorities:
- Broaden the talent pool, including reaching underrepresented groups such as schools that don’t yet have employer interactions and running girls-only activities such as GirlsGetSET (link to GGS page)
- Centre outreach on careers advice and hands on STEM activity
- Influence the influencers through activities such as STEM Family Challenge (link to Family Challenge section) that bring whole families and teachers into the equation
- Humanising the STEM Inspiration story by showcasing GE people and their passion for their work
An inspiring message for young people is how engineering provides the intellectual and practical tools to change the world for the better.
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