A report from the Royal Academy of Engineering has stated that 100,000 new STEM graduates are required in the UK every year up until 2020 in order to maintain the current employment figure. Veolia (A French transnational company with activities in four main service and utility areas) is helping to promote and aid the growing need for STEM graduates by visiting at least 20 universities to generate interest and encourage female students into STEM careers.
The company has also pledged to involve women at every level of its business via engagement with organisations such as the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion, the Women in Business Club (at London Business School) and the Inspiring Women Campaign.
Estelle Brachlianoff, Executive VP, Veolia UK and Ireland, has stated:
‘This initiative is critically needed. Veolia employees 14,000 people in the UK and we are looking for more female STEM graduates to fill these roles. Women represent half the population and we need to get better at engaging them, particularly when they are making important choices about their career path. This initiative is not just good for women, but UK Plc overall.’ (Energy Global, 8th May 2014)
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