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Engineering career classes for female school pupils

Yorkshire Water is showcasing what it can offer female pupils who would like to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by hosting free education sessions during the week beginning 22nd June.

The company is inviting female school pupils to attend sessions at its Esholt Waste Water Treatment Works in Bradford to try and boost the numbers of skilled female engineers working in the water sector, and support the upcoming National Women in Engineering Day (23rd June).

The free sessions are open to female students in Years 6 and 7 and will provide them with an opportunity to learn about the exciting career paths in these fields directly from female employees at Yorkshire Water.

Caroline Metcalfe, Learning and Development Manager at Yorkshire Water, said: "We really want to encourage girls in primary school and year 7 of upper school to consider a career in engineering.

"The sessions will be very interactive and the pupils will be able to question our female employees who work in operational roles, our graduates and apprentices about their experiences.

"As an added bonus the pupils will receive the very popular guided tour of Esholt Water Treatment Works where they will discover how we deal with what goes down the toilet! It’s a great way for the girls to see our waste water operations in action."

The events will be held on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th June, from 9.30am - 1pm. 30 spaces are available on each day on a first come first served basis and lunch will be provided.

To reserve spaces on the sessions please email Anne Reed.

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