Our Social Value Manager Julie Holmes and Wendy Hiley, HR and Talent Acquisition Business Partner, recently spent time at the National STEM Learning Centre in York learning about different ways to inspire and increase diversity in STEM careers.
Motivated by everything shared at the session, Julie has now enrolled as a STEM Ambassador and more colleagues are set to join her soon.
Volunteering as a STEM Ambassador involves offering time, passion and energy visiting schools, colleges and youth group organisations to deliver a range of requests from teachers and group leaders who want to link STEM subjects to the real world of work.
Julie said: “I am genuinely excited about venturing into schools and conducting sessions for young minds. My goal is to inspire and empower the next generation into technology and I’m looking forward to being joined by other members of the Quickline team as ambassadors too.”
Julian Chalk, Head of Engagement and Enablement, said: “This step emphasises our commitment to fostering STEM education and also highlights the proactive approach our team takes in contributing to the community.
“STEM Ambassadors play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between education and industry, providing invaluable insights to students and promoting a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.”