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CIBSE supporting STEM from the City event

CIBSE is proud to be supporting the forthcoming event STEM from the City: opening doors to careers with science, technology, engineering and maths, which will be held at the Guildhall, London on 27 June. Delivered by the City of London and the Science Council, the event is a new style careers fair for 500 Year 9 students which will aim to show the wide range of careers available that draw on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) qualifications. 

Helping students see their importance of STEM subjects to future career choices is vital.

Geraldine O'Farrell

The event that will aim to:

  • Encourage more young people, especially girls, to consider technology based careers, such as engineering and computing

  • Show the range and importance of science and maths based jobs, not just limited to the international finance and commercial sector, but also the services needed to support this

  • Raise aspirations and provide inspiration to those living in the City and its neighbouring boroughs, breaking down any barriers young people may see in accessing available careers

CIBSE will be represented by engineers from the London Young Engineers Network, including deputy chair Jason Smith of FHP ESS, CIBSE Board Member Geraldine O’Farrell who works for English Heritage and Farah Naz, who recently featured in the CIBSE Journal for her work to improve working conditions in Bangladesh.

Geraldine said:

It's important to be involved as there are too few students considering engineering as a profession and often subjects like science and mathematics seem irrelevant at the age of 14-16. Helping students see their importance to future career choices is vital.

Building services careers factsheets, provided by the CIBSE Patrons, are available from the CIBSE website