Each year Thales are proud to support the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, as well as other smaller Big Bang events across the country. These events give us the opportunity to meet students, teachers and parents from across the UK, and to showcase some of our activities and materials whilst giving people the opportunity to learn more about Thales. You can find out more here.
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WISE Toy Day 2017
National Women in Engineering Day
With an ever growing need to inspire females into the world of STEM, we work to ensure that all our activities and events are targeted at both males and females. To celebrate National Women in Engineering Day, each year we run events to bring young women interested in STEM subjects together with female scientists and engineers.
Over the last 3 years we have celebrated this day by working with over 300 young women from Glasgow, Reading, Templecombe and Crawley who came together to network with talented and highly skilled female employees from a variety of different areas across the Thales business. The event is a great way for young people to learn about the different roles available to them, and what they need to do to get there.
At Thales we are passionate at inspiring young women into engineering, please see some of our female engineers talking about their experiences.
I spoke to one of our students who had attended the Women in Engineering event. She had a really great time, I don’t think I’ve ever seen her so animated! Please do keep me informed about any future events.”
James Turner, Imberhorne School
Young Talent of Thales
The Young Talent of Thales programme (YTT) has been designed to support young people who attend the schools we support within our school strategy. The course is designed for 16-18 year olds who are interested in future STEM roles but are unsure about what opportunities are available to them.
We combine information about job roles, an insight into apprenticeship and graduate programmes whilst supporting young people to gain skills in CV writing, interview techniques and how to prepare for interviews.
Our students found the behavioural topics useful and very interesting. They also learned a lot about the various fields there are on offer under the generic title of ‘Engineering’
Overall a fantastic success and many thanks for organising this programme…(apparently the food you offered went down a storm as well)
Stephen Martin, Gryphon School