Following our news article last year looking at the issue of the lack of female engineers in the telecoms industry, we’ve decided to take a more active role in trying to change this by reaching out to schools in our local community. Last week, a small team from iWireless Solutions went to a local secondary school, Sackville, to speak to sixth-formers about Women in Technology. Johanna, Design Engineer, and Kirsty, Senior Project Manager, led the assembly by telling the students about their career journey and discussing the challenges and rewards of their roles. Our objective was to raise awareness of career opportunities and challenges for women in engineering and the telecoms industry because currently there is not enough women represented in the industry. We want to help change this. By bring this exciting industry to these young women’s attention and showing them the endless possibilities it holds, we hope to encourage them to choose STEM subjects and imagine a technology career.
The forum resonated well with students and teachers alike, including James Lea, Curriculum Leader of Computing, ICT and E-Learning at Sackville School, “I think it was a really useful experience for our year 12 girls seeing the opportunities that could arise pursuing a career in the stem industries, the speakers were passionate about their roles and gave some real insight into some of the potential roles they could look to do in the future.” For us it was great to get involved with the local community and speak to the next generation about the opportunities that are open to them when they finish their education.
We look forward to speaking to more students as we continue our mission to raise awareness of a career in engineering and the telecoms industry. As we said to the year 12 girls in assembly, “If you are looking for a challenging yet highly rewarding career then join us and work in the telecoms industry”.
If you would like iWireless Solutions to speak at your school/university or you’d like to find out more about how to get on the path to becoming an engineer, you can contact by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 01342 305038.