WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITY

Please click here for details of a work experience opportunity at Matrix Control Solutions, Ibrox.  This would suit pupils interested in maths, physics, IT related subjects and business management.  Matrix Control Solutions run an apprenticeship programme for engineers and also have other entry level customer service/client management roles.

If you are interested, please see Miss Smith in Pupil Support/room 2.4.

ERC BGE STEM EVENT

Last week, girls from S1, S2 and S3 from all seven East Renfrewshire secondary schools came together at Williamwood for a careers event with a difference.  The aim of the event was to allow girls currently undertaking their Broad General Education to consider whether their skills might be suited to a career in areas such as construction, property, technology and engineering.  They heard from leading business women on their career journey within these sectors and took part in a structured networking session with industry representatives from companies including Doig and Smith, Taylor Wimpey and BAE Systems.  The morning was rounded off with the pupils competing in interschool groups as part of an interactive workshop session where each team were challenged to design and build a tower from limited materials.  Each member of the winning teams was awarded gift vouchers for their fantastic efforts.  Photographs here.

The Energy & Service Assurance Manager for Matrix Energy Management , was kind enough to share the following feedback:
“Can I firstly say that, personally, I think this is a great cause to support and I can only hope that some of the girls we had the pleasure of speaking to decide to pursue a career path associated with the STEM subjects.  This was the first time I’d been invited to help promote and encourage school age girls in this manner , although I must say after chatting to quite a few of the pupils they were a source of inspiration to me, rather than it being the other way around.  They were all a credit to their schools and themselves. “

It is recognised within these sectors that there is a gender imbalance and many industry leaders are keen to address this by expanding young people’s understanding of the range of opportunities in the sectors beyond the traditional stereotype.

To view the opening presentation delivered by Gillian Kirkness (Director, Doig & Smith) and Lauren Brown (BAA Glasgow) click here

For further information about careers please click here (www.goconstruct.org).