Inspiring girls with People Like Me

People Like Me

People Like Me1 aims to support the recruitment of girls into STEM subjects post-16, particularly those that girls typically do not choose subjects such as physics and engineering. Currently physics is the 3rd most popular A-level for boys but only the 19th for girls, and of 14,000 engineering apprentices, in 2017 only 450 were girls. Failing to recruit girls into these areas is not only limiting for the girls (as they miss out on great careers in exciting areas) but also represents a real threat to the UK economy.

People Like Me was co-written by Professor Averil MacDonald OBE and WISE

A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO ENGAGING GIRLS WITH CAREERS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHS (STEM).

ROLE MODELS

Alison Small

Trainer | Persuader | Communicator

“I get to meet a variety of people on a daily basis and learn new things from them everyday.”

Alison is a very friendly person and her outgoing and collaborative nature is perfect for getting along with all the different people she encounters in her job. Being reliable and organised is also really important in Alison’s role and helps her make sure her measurements are accurate—which keeps our roads nice and level!

THE 12 TYPES OF SCIENTIST

Developer

  • Creative and practical
  • Likes to design and develop products for a better tomorrow
  • Good at empathising with others to understand their needs
  • Good at coming up with creative ideas to solve problems
  • Can use practical skills to design and build better things

PEOPLE LIKE THIS WORK IN

businesses designing or developing new products, structures, buildings or services

JOBS

Software Developer, Space Craft Structures Engineer, Signalling Designer, Research & Development Design Scientist, Product Designer, Piping Designer, Sport Scientist, Artificial Intelligence Specialist, Civil Engineer, Transport Planner, Apprentice in Engineering.

I thought the webinar was fantastic and felt really motivated and inspired afterwards. I have a session booked in July at a girls school and even though it isn’t specifically a people like me event, there was so much useful information in the webinar that I can use. Things like girls relating to failure more, keeping their options open, being more in the know about post GCSE options etc.

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