Signatories

157 Group
157 Group

157 Group

• The 157 Group commits to championing women into technology and engineering with our members and sharing information through our membership channels
• The 157 Group commits to using consistent messages in our communications activities on women in technology and engineering careers

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3M
3M

3M

• 3M commits to increasing the number of female 3M scientists and engineers who volunteer to become STEM Ambassadors by 50% by the end of 2014.
• 3M commits to ensuring that all 3M sites in the UK with more than 100 employees partner with at least one local school specifically to encourage female interest in STEM careers

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AELP (Association of Education and Learning Providers)
AELP (Association of Education and Learning Providers)

AELP (Association of Education and Learning Providers)

• AELP commits to championing women into technology and engineering with our members and sharing information through our membership channels
• AELP commits to using consistent messages in our communications activities on women in technology and engineering careers

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Airbus
Airbus

Airbus

• Airbus Group commits to recruiting circa 25 percent women engineers as a priority for this year


• Airbus commits to continuing its involvement in the Industrial Cadets programme, known as Go4SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) within Airbus. This is a 3 month scheme aimed at girls aged 12-14, and builds on last year's success in which over 70 girls from north Wales took part at our plant in Broughton.


• Airbus commits to continue its engagement with local schools around out Filton and Broughton sites, utilising our existing women apprentices and engineers as role models to encourage girls at GCSE level to study STEM subjects at A-level.


• The Airbus Employment Marketing Team commits to continue its schools liaison strategy which focuses on encouraging girls into STEM careers, working with external partners WISE and WES.


• Airbus commits to continue promoting its women's network in the UK. This is sponsored by the senior management team and supports the Group's objective to increase gender diversity across the organisation by unlocking talents and leadership of women in the workplace

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Aircelle
Aircelle

Aircelle

• Aircelle commits to promoting engineering careers to young people through participation and attendance at the annual Work Inspiration event
• Aircelle commits to offering work experience placements to Year 10 students in local schools
• Aircelle commits to attending the Engineering Awareness Conference to bring together primary schools and STEM employers to raise awareness of career opportunities

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AMEC
AMEC

AMEC

• AMEC commits to having its 15 major offices around Europe run schools outreach events on 23 June 2014 to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Women's Engineering Society.
• AMEC commits to doubling the number of STEM visits made to schools in 2014 from 75 to 150.
• AMEC commits to doubling the number of women STEM ambassadors from 20 to 40 within a year.
• AMEC commits to organising 10 WISE specific events targeting pre-option students (11-13 year olds or younger) throughout the year in the UK. Read more
AoC
AoC

AoC

• The AoC commits to championing women into technology and engineering with our members and sharing information through our membership channels
• The AoC commits to using consistent messages in our communications activities on women in technology and engineering careers

AoC will:
• Communicate the latest information regarding the campaign to colleges in England
• Bring together a group of college leaders to participate in a summit to explore ways in which we can encourage more girls aged 16 to 18 into both academic and vocational STEM subjects
• Organise good practice seminars led by colleges with experience and success in the delivery of STEM subjects.
• Work with campaign leaders to ensure that colleges have access to a network of mentors and ambassadors from industry to raise the profile of STEM subjects within their local communities and feeder schools

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Apps for Good
Apps for Good

Apps for Good

• Apps for Good commits to partnering with schools, learning centres and FE colleges across the UK to deliver the Apps for Good course to encourage female participation in technology subjects and careers
• Apps for Good commits to aiming to maintain a target of 50/50 ratio of male to female students participating in Apps for Good courses

Engaging with Young People - between May 2014 and May 2015 Apps for Good will:
• Partner with schools, learning centres and FE colleges across the UK to deliver the Apps for Good course to encourage female participation in technology subjects and to help them consider technology careers. In the 2013/2014 academic year, Apps for Good is working with 213 schools and 17,000 students across the UK.
• Aim to maintain a target of 50/50 ratio of male to female students participating in Apps for Good courses at schools, learning centres and FE colleges across the UK. In the 2013/2014 academic year, Apps for Good has 49% female and 51% male students in courses across the UK.
• Work in partnership with other Compact signatories to jointly deliver relevant complementary activities.
• Support and advise organisations to help them develop activities which appeal to female students and can then be used for their own outreach work.
• Through our Education Partner work, help Apps for Good teachers better understand the opportunities in engineering and technology and the skills needed
• Evaluate Apps for Good activity and share with other Compact signatories stats and information on what really works
• Track recruitment and participation of female technology Experts who mentor students in the Apps for Good course to ensure our representation of female technology ambassadors is higher than industry norms - current proportion of women in IT industry of 17%

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Arkwright Scholarships Trust
Arkwright Scholarships Trust

Arkwright Scholarships Trust

• The Arkwright Scholarships Trust commits to striving to increase the annual percentage of female applicants to its Engineering Scholarships each year from 24% to 33% by 2020.
• The Arkwright Scholarships Trust commits to enthusing more female students to apply for its Engineering Scholarships by showcasing case studies of its successful female alumnae.

The Arkwright Scholarships Trust will:
• Strive to increase the percentage of female applicants to our Engineering Scholarships each year from the current average of 24% to 33% by 2020.
• Continue to attract women to join the Arkwright Scholarships Trust's Head Office - the current workforce is 71% women.
• Link our activity to the national campaign, through use of the campaign logo, joining the call to action and signposting to website.
• Commit to producing more case studies of our successful female alumnae to enthuse more female students to apply for our Engineering Scholarships.
• Increase the number of female speakers at our events for young people.
• Work increasingly with the umbrella associations for all-girls schools in the UK to promote the campaign's messages consistently to female students across the UK and to help them to strategically encourage more all-girls schools to submit applicants to the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships.

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ARM
ARM

ARM

• ARM commits to continue and grow its support of scholarships and residential courses for female engineering students. ARM supports 2 residential courses for around 50 gifted computer science students, boys and girls, at Villiers Park and a further residential course through the Smallpiece Trust. We sponsor 3 female engineers every year through Arkwright Scholarships. Through Code Club, we are getting more children interested in coding at primary school where the ratio of girls and boys in the clubs is around 40/60. We are hoping this can be sustained into secondary school and are conducting research with Code Club to provide evidence on this.


• ARM commits to working with the Cambridge Faculties of Education and Engineering to develop, support and disseminate secondary school Design and Technology teaching materials and teacher training programmes that have been shown to increase engagement from girls whilst improving the creativity and problem solving within D+T. Our partnership includes providing our technical expertise to develop the materials alongside a financial contribution.

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Arup
Arup

Arup

• Arup commits to doubling the proportion of its female apprentices to 30% by 2030, meaning a total uptake of 10 female apprentices per year by 2030.
• Arup commits to maintaining its female graduate recruitment above 30%, taking on over 40 female graduates per annum over the next five years.
• Arup commits to increasing year on year female representation in its summer placement programme to a total of 30+ work experience placements available to females in the next five years.
• Arup commits to increase its number of female STEM ambassadors by 15 by 2015.
• Arup commits to reach more than a 100 female undergraduates per year through two 'women-only undergraduate days' for the next five years.

In addition to these pledges, Arup will continue to invest in the career development of its female engineers and in its Connect Women Network. Read more
Association for Consultancy and Engineering
Association for Consultancy and Engineering

Association for Consultancy and Engineering

  • ACE commits to promoting the campaign to its membership and showing leadership by encouraging them to pledge their commitment to ‘Your Life’.
  • ACE commits to raising the profile of the campaign through print and social media channels at every opportunity it is presented with.
  • ACE management and staff commit to actively participating in the Diversity Leadership Group and sub groups and to disseminate information to its membership to ensure clarity and continuity in its ongoing support of the campaign.
  • ACE commits to ensuring that their members recognise they need to put in place a valued work based route to professional status for aspiring engineers including those who are currently under-represented within the sector such as women, ethnic minorities, the disabled and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Association of Maintained Girls School
Association of Maintained Girls School

Association of Maintained Girls School

• The Association of Maintained Girls School commits to developing and delivering the 'Transforming Lives, Engineering the Future' conference to inspire young girls to consider further study and a career in engineering.
• AMGS commits to working with schools to ensure pupils' own ideas shape the programme for the Conference.

The Association of Maintained Girls School (AMGS) will:

Engaging with young people

• Develop and deliver a 'Transforming lives, engineering the Future' conference (October 2014).
• The Engineering conference will see around 20 of our members inspire young girls to consider further study and a career in engineering.
• Work with pupils at these schools to ensure their own ideas shape the programme for the Conference.

Contributing to a national campaign

• Champion the women in technology and engineering campaign with our members and cascade information out through our membership channels.
• Link communications on women into technology and engineering careers to the national campaign through use of a logo and signposting to a campaign website.
• Use consistent campaign messages in our communications activities on women in technology and engineering careers.
• Work in partnership with other campaign signatories to align messages for maximum effect, for example by timing relevant activity to support Tomorrow's Engineers Week in November 2014 and National Science and Engineering Week in March 2015.

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Aston University
Aston University

Aston University

• Aston commits to encouraging take-up of its new Biomedical Engineering degree, a subject demonstrated to be popular with women.
• Aston commits to aiming for at least 40% of its Student Mentors and Tutors studying STEM subjects to be female.
• Aston commits to aiming for at least 200 girls to access STEM subject Master-classes and subject enrichment events.

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At-Bristol Science Centre
At-Bristol Science Centre

At-Bristol Science Centre

• At-Bristol Science Centre commits to running programmes on physics, engineering, maths and technology, including Make it! Creative engineering trials and Raspberry Pi Boot Camps
• At-Bristol Science Centre commits to engaging girls and women through our community open weekends, working with the areas of highest multiple deprivations in our City.

Engaging with young people
• We will engage 29,000 school girls in our hands on science practical workshops and events
• We will engage 92,000 women and girls to explore science and engineering through visiting our interactive exhibitions, building family science capital
• We will engage 2,400 girls and women through our community open weekends, working with the areas of highest multiple deprivations in our City.
• We will engage 4,300 female toddlers through our bespoke events and programmes for under-5s
• We will strive to ensure all our science programmes and exhibitions appeal equally to both genders
• We will have a high proportion of female science role models on our staff and volunteers delivering the physical sciences and engineering to schools and families
• When inviting scientists and engineers in to work with the public and schools we will pro-actively seek women
• Over the next 6 months we will explore how our organisation can do more to inspire more girls with physics, maths, engineering and technology.

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Atkins
Atkins

Atkins

• Atkins commits to increasing the number of women in the company through increased focus on gender balance through the recruitment process at all levels. It will also aim to steadily increase the overall percentage of female graduates joining year on year.
• Atkins commits to further developing the careers of its female workforce and to increasing the number of senior women in the company.
• Atkins commits to playing a key role in promoting the engineering profession more broadly through UK academia and to the community at large, with a specific focus on reaching more girls. Read more
BAE
BAE

BAE

• BAE Systems commits to sponsoring a Chair in Maths or Physics for the next three years.
• BAE Systems aspires to have at least 12% of women in its apprentice intake by September 2015, above the national average.
• BAE Systems commits to taking its schools roadshow into 250 schools, and engage with 30,000 young people aged 10 to 13 in 2014 and 2015. It will focus on encouraging girls to take a more positive view of going into STEM-based careers.
• BAE Systems commits to supporting the 'Girls Engineering the Future' initiative in 2014 and 2015, to encourage more girls to consider careers as an engineering apprentice.
• BAE Systems commits to having more than 300 employees at any one time acting as STEMNet Ambassadors, supporting engagement activities in local schools. These will include female apprentices and graduates. Read more
Balfour Beatty
Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty

http://www.balfourbeattycsuk.com• Balfour Beatty commits to ensuring that all new graduates, trainee and apprentices register as STEM Ambassadors, with a commitment to the creation of 50 new ambassadors each year for the next three years
• Balfour Beatty commits to providing five Arkwright Scholarships per year for the next three years which will be targeted at female 6th form students
• Balfour Beatty commits to providing six Graduate Engineers to Headstart Summer Schools in order to engage 120 young people about a potential career in construction
• Balfour Beatty commits to entering into three new partnerships over the next three years with organisations dedicated to increasing the number of women in the construction industry

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Barclays
Barclays

Barclays

• Barclays commits to sponsoring a Chair in Maths or Physics for the next three years.
• Barclays commits to hosting a series of events in 2014/15 to promote careers in technology to girls and expanding our Women in Technology network:
• Barclays commits to hosting a 500-strong "Girls Allowed" conference this autumn targeted at girls aged 13-14.
• Barclays will promote careers in its global technology centre by offering at least two girls-only events to schools in Cheshire as part of our outreach to young people over the next 12 months.
• Barclays commits to continuing the promotion of its technical apprentices programme, with the aim of participating in events aimed at engaging young women in 2014/5. So far in 2014 we have attended over 10 events with an attendance of over 2000 people - we plan to continue engaging at this level.
• Barclays commits to expanding its successful Women in Technology group to provide networking opportunities, mentoring and guidance to women in technology roles throughout the bank. A key upcoming event is a Wiki Edit-a-thon in June, a global event that that looks to increase the numbers of female editors, as women currently make up under 10% of Wikipedia editors. Read more
Barking & Dagenham College
Barking & Dagenham College

Barking & Dagenham College

• Barking & Dagenham College commits to delivering or participating in one local or national skills event per term, to inspire women into technology and engineering
• Barking & Dagenham College commits to a 50/50 split of student STEM ambassadors from September 2014
• Barking & Dagenham College commits to increasing female recruitment on technology and engineering courses for 2014/15
• To have a 50/50 male: female split of student STEM ambassadors from September 2014
• To work collaboratively with signatories by offering the STEM Centre as a venue to run their activities/events, and to collaborate over the development and delivery of the activities/events
• To work with the college curriculum areas to increase female recruitment on to technology and engineering courses for 2014/15, with a view to increasing this by at least 20% within the next 3 years
• To target at least two external female activity groups such as Girl Guides per term to run Experience Days focused on technology and engineering
• To engage at least 5 local secondary schools with taster days in the fields of technology and engineering
• To run an in-house technology/engineering focused competition in order to raise the profile of the curriculum
• To run a technology/engineering focused competition with members of the compact

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Bechtel
Bechtel

Bechtel

• Bechtel commits to promoting the self-empowerment of young women to pursue careers in engineering, by holding at least 24 outreach events at schools and universities in the UK each year. We will showcase female Bechtel role models and implement a•diverse team" approach for all outreach events.
• Bechtel commits to holding a minimum of 5 Women@Bechtel events in the UK per year, which aim to influence and inspire ideas for the development and advancement of women in the engineering industry.
• Bechtel commits to supporting the aims of the Compact through collaboration with our customers and supply chain, by engaging them in relevant UK outreach and Women@Bechtel events.

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BMW Group
BMW Group

BMW Group

• BMW Group commits to continuing its successful 'Girls Go Technical' programme in 2014-15. This initiative is designed to attract an increasing number of young women into the high-tech world of modern manufacturing and support their aspirations to pursue fulfilling career paths at the company's major UK manufacturing sites.

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Bombardier Aerospace
Bombardier Aerospace

Bombardier Aerospace

• Bombardier Aerospace commits to doubling the number of its female STEM Ambassadors to 50 over the next year.
• Bombardier Aerospace commits to providing work experience placements for 30 female students over the next year.
• Bombardier Aerospace commits to facilitating five educational visits from girls' schools to our factories over the next year.

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BP
BP

BP

• BP commits to engaging more young people with STEM subjects by sharing findings and recommendations publicly as they emerge from its £4.3m Enterprising Science research and development programme, which is being delivered together with the Science Museum Group and King's College London from 2013 to 2018.
• BP commits to encourage at least 750 employees to share career insights with young people via its 190 Schools Link schools each year, through the delivery of new career insight modules
• BP commits to offering 250 work experience placements to young people in around 100 local schools each year, with an aspiration to offer equal numbers to girls and boys
• BP commits to launching a new, employee-volunteering, web-based tool in June 2014 to reach 10,000 employees across the UK and encourage more constructive engagement with over 190 schools.

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British Computer Society
British Computer Society

British Computer Society

• BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT commits to continue joint sponsorship of the annual Karen Sparck Jones lecture with IBM - an annual event that honours women in computing research. This lecture series builds on BCS activities to celebrate, inform and support women engaged in computing. These activities include the annual London Hopper, providing networking opportunities for early career researchers, and the Lovelace Colloquium, for women undergraduates in computing and related subjects.
• BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT commits considering all female members awarded Chartered status in the last year for nomination for the Karen Burt Memorial Award presented annually by the Women's Engineering Society (www.wes.org.uk/content/karen-burt-memorial-award) . Each year the BCS nominates a female member awarded CITP, CEng or CSci in the last year to the Women's Engineering Society for consideration for this award. The award recognizes excellence and potential in the practice of engineering and highlights the importance of Chartered status, as well as offering recognition to contributions made to the promotion of the engineering profession.
• BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT commits to champion the Compact through BCSWomen - www.bcs.org/category/8630. BCSWomen is a BCS Specialist Group that mentors and encourages girls/women to enter IT as a career and provides networking opportunities and support for all BCS professional women working in IT around the world.
• BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT commits to take action to increase diversity in the IT profession by continuing to commit to the objectives of the Royal Academy of Engineering Diversity in Engineering Concordat - www.raeng.org.uk/about/diversity/resources/eng_div_concordat.htm - the objectives of the signatories to this concordat are to:
• communicate commitment to equality and inclusion principles and practices;
• take action to increase diversity amongst those in professional engineering membership and registration;
• monitor and measure progress
• BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT commits to deliver a Women in IT campaign in May 2014 (www.bcs.org/itwomen) a month long campaign to highlight the need for more women to join the IT profession. Throughout May, 30 influential women in IT are volunteering to act as role models and, through blogs and video interviews, share their stories and thoughts about the profession.

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British Glass
British Glass

British Glass

• British Glass commits to launch a Charter in May 2014, backed by some 100 livery companies of the City of London, which will see c.100 young women take up apprenticeships each year.

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British Science Association
British Science Association

British Science Association

• British Science Association commits to encouraging organisers of National Science and Engineering Week events to invite additional female speakers, particularly into schools.
• British Science Association commits to holding a session in our Science Communication Conference exploring issues around diversity in science communication.
• British Science Association commits to renaming two of our five prestigious and historic Award Lectures after inspirational female figures from the world of science.

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BT
BT

BT

• BT has committed to extending its external BT4me apprenticeship recruitment site by the end of May 2014 with case studies featuring a number of female apprentices at BT. This site gets 2000 hits a day. We will also signpost these resources to our 500 strong STEM ambassadors to promote in their ongoing outreach into primary and secondary schools.

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Burnham Grammar School
Burnham Grammar School

Burnham Grammar School

• Burnham Grammar School commits to launching a Fabulous Famous Female Scientists Competition, sponsored by Lonza, promoting science as a top career, especially for girls. The competition will take place July- September 2014, reaching 150 students, aged 13-15.Burnham Grammar School commits to inviting Lonza scientists to teach advanced laboratory skills and provide careers advice on working in science and at Lonza in 2014, reaching 300 students aged 14-16.
• Burham Grammar School commits to launching Caf_-STEM in September 2014, where scientists from all types of STEM careers come to talk to students at lunchtime. The initiative will be held monthly and will reach up to 50 students each session.

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Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE)
Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE)

Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE)

• CaSE commits to ensuring our events have a diverse range of speakers and panellists with no all-male panels.
• CaSE commits to continue championing diversity in STEM and monitoring the extent to which diversity is embedded in policy making for STEM.

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Capgemini
Capgemini

Capgemini

• Capgemini commits to a target of having 50% women in our Apprentice intake by 2025.

To support this by the end of 2015 we will:
• Establish new partnerships with 5 secondary schools in the UK.
• identify and provide support to an additional 100 female Capgemini STEM ambassadors.

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Cardiff University
Cardiff University

Cardiff University

• Cardiff University commits to engaging 30,000 female pupils in our hands on science practical workshops and events run in schools by academics.
• Cardiff University commits to striving to ensure all our science programmes and exhibitions appeal equally to both genders.
• Cardiff University commits to continuing to pro-actively seek women to be the science role models to deliver schools talks and workshops, and importantly to train the teachers.

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Career Academies UK
Career Academies UK

Career Academies UK

• Career Academies UK commits to running workshops targeting young women aged 16-19 in our STEM career academy centres to promote careers in technology and engineering
• Career Academies UK commits to maximising local PR opportunities around workshops
• Career Academies UK commits to using our website and social media platforms to promote technology and engineering careers to young women.

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Carillion
Carillion

Carillion

• Carillion commits to improving the retention of women engineers, by setting up a network of support for women in operational roles requiring engineering skills. We will roll this out across the business - engaging 20% of technical women in engineering in Year 1, increasing year on year over a 5 year period. This will be called: Project SNOWE = Support Network for Operational Women Engineers.
• Carillion commits to increasing the number of women in apprenticeships to 5% over the next 5 years.
• Carillion commits to developing a tailor made "introduction" to engineering and technology for Girls, delivering the module to local schools. 4 schools in year 1, increasing year on year over a 5 year period.

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CBI
CBI

CBI

• The CBI commits to championing women into technology and engineering with our members and sharing information through our membership channels
• The CBI commits to using consistent messages in our communications activities on women in technology and engineering careers.

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Centre of the Cell
Centre of the Cell

Centre of the Cell

• Centre of the Cell commits to engaging 5,000 school girls in our interactive 'Pod' sessions that teach pupils about the cells, the human body and the latest medical research.
• Centre of the Cell commits to striving to ensure all our science programmes appeal equally to both genders.
• Centre of the Cell commits to having female science role models on our staff delivering the workshops, shows and family workshops.

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CH2M HILL
CH2M HILL

CH2M HILL

• CH2M HILL commits to setting up and supporting a partnership with the Social Mobility Foundation, a bespoke programme for young women from disadvantaged backgrounds, to help up to 50 females get into careers in engineering and the STEM sector.
• CH2M HILL, through its Women's Network, commits to increasing its presence providing skills and career advice to young females across the UK. In 2014 CH2M HILL pledges to develop 12 new partnerships with schools across the country.
• CH2M HILL commits to building on its dedicated community investment programme by hosting 10 skills and employment fairs this year to promote engineering and STEM careers among young people.

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Chichester College
Chichester College

Chichester College

• Chichester College commits to holding an annual 'STEM' event within the College for local schools focusing on years 7, 8 and 9
• Chichester College commits to providing taster days, school outreach activities and hands-on events in the college for young people that will encourage girls to study engineering subjects
• Chichester College commits to working with local schools and groups such as Guide units.

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Cisco
Cisco

Cisco

• Cisco commits to increasing its support to Girls in ICT and Kids in IT days, focusing on how the Internet of Everything will create the jobs of tomorrow, and impacting 500 students by 2016.

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Crossrail
Crossrail

Crossrail

• Crossrail commits to inviting the top 30 entrants from our 'Engineer your Future' competition for girls to a winners' day to mark Women in Engineering Day in June.
• Crossrail commits to growing its outreach into schools programme by reaching 20,000 students over the next 2 years. It will ensure that half of these students are girls.
• Crossrail commits to promoting respectful work environments by developing an Inclusive Leadership Course with 80% of the integrated team, (c1200 people in total) trained by March 2015.

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Cycber Security Challenge UK
Cycber Security Challenge UK

Cycber Security Challenge UK

• CSCUK commits to a 15 percent increase in the number of women competing in their games by 2016.
• CSCUK commits to extend the outreach of our Schools Programme to over 1000 secondary schools (reaching a total of approximately 30,000 young people) by 2016.
• CSCUK commits to organise at least two Cyber Day events with specific seminar sessions dedicated to women in Technology and Computing by 2015.

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Deloitte
Deloitte

Deloitte

  • Deloitte commits to encourage all 600 employees in its Women in Technology Network to share career insights and experience, as well as act as mentors to young people via the firm’s dedicated Deloitte Access programme in partnership with Teach First. It will share the latest thinking on STEM fields and showcase the work of its Women in Technology Network to schools, universities, UK businesses and clients.

 

  • Deloitte commits to engage with at least 2,000 pupils and students over the next 12 months through its schools outreach, mentoring and careers programmes. This programme aims to raise aspirations and skills of young people and where possible will look to educate young people about STEM subjects and careers.

 

  • Deloitte commits to offer 120 young people from 15 of its Deloitte Access schools the opportunity to engage with technology and digital experts at Deloitte around its annual TMT Predictions. This opportunity will offer a next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs the chance to learn about the TMT sector and develop their knowledge and personal and professional networks.

 

  • Deloitte commits to offer up to 50 summer placement, work experience and BrightStart roles across the firm, dedicated to STEM careers.
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Delphi
Delphi

Delphi

• Delphi Diesel Systems' Heavy Duty Business commits to continuing its on-going encouragement of young women to view manufacturing and engineering as a career of choice. To support this, we aim to:
• Increase the percentage of female apprentices to 25% by 2016
• Increase the percentage of female Year In Industry placements to 50% by 2018
• Use our STEM Ambassadors to focus on positively influencing perceptions of manufacturing and engineering at primary and secondary school level, with pupils (especially girls), teachers, careers advisers and governors
• Continue to act as a key sponsor to the local Stroud Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering (Festomane).

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Dneg
Dneg

Dneg

• Dneg commits to doubling the number of STEM ambassadors by 2015.

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Dow UK
Dow UK

Dow UK

• Dow UK commits to increasing the proportion of STEM ambassadors in its UK workforce to over 50% by 2015, with 60% of those ambassadors being female.

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Edinburgh International Science Festival
Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival

• Edinburgh International Science Festival commits to striving to ensure that 50% of its science communicators are female.
• Edinburgh International Science Festival commits to encouraging 130,000 women and girls to explore science and engineering through its annual public photography exhibition.
• Edinburgh International Science Festival commits to inviting 32,000 girls and women to its free outreach activities in communities across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

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Education and Employers Taskforce
Education and Employers Taskforce

Education and Employers Taskforce

• The Education and Employers Taskforce commits to encouraging more women working in STEM to sign-up to the Inspiring the Future: Inspiring Women campaign.
• The Education and Employers Taskforce commits to getting 15,000 women to talk to 250,000 students, giving them first hand career insights.

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Edwards Family Charitable Trust
Edwards Family Charitable Trust

Edwards Family Charitable Trust

• The Edwards Family Charitable Trust commits to the Chairs in maths and physics programme for the next 3 years Read more
EEF
EEF

EEF

• The EEF commits to producing a report promoting career pathways into engineering for women
• The EEF commits to encouraging our members to recruit more female apprentices
• The EEF commits to sharing campaign information with our members and signposting them to further information on women in technology and engineering.

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Engineering Council
Engineering Council

Engineering Council

• The Engineering Council commits to working with its partners in the engineering community to support ways in which we can increase the numbers of women becoming professionally registered engineers and technicians each year
• The Engineering Council commits to working with engineering community partners with the aim of doubling the number of women who are professionally registered by 2024.

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Engineering UK
Engineering UK

Engineering UK

• EngineeringUK commits to leading on the delivery of the Tomorrow's Engineers Employer Engagement Programme on behalf of the professional engineering community
• EngineeringUK commits to leading on the delivery of Tomorrow's Engineers Week working in partnership with businesses, educators and campaign signatories to highlight the diversity, opportunity and reward on offer from a career in engineering.

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EnQuest
EnQuest

EnQuest

• EnQuest commits to launching a graduate programme from 2015 and proactively attract and hire female engineers as part of the recruitment strategy.
• EnQuest commits to formalising an internship programme in 2014/15 in partnership with local Secondary Schools & Universities with the emphasis on encouraging females interested in a career in engineering to apply for work experience.
• EnQuest commits to reviewing that its HR policies are aligned with the Women in Technology and Engineering Compact.
• EnQuest commits to integrating Women in Technology and Engineering Compact-specific communications targeted at female engineers into its existing communication activity.

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Equate Scotland
Equate Scotland

Equate Scotland

  • Equate Scotland pledge to support women to achieve long-term, sustainable careers in science, engineering, technology and the built environment.

 

  • Equate Scotland pledge to develop the careers of young women through the Interconnect network, Interconnect Inspire grants and Careerwise placements.

 

  • Equate Scotland pledge to work with industry to establish good practice to create supportive and innovative working environments in the STEM sector.
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e-Skills
e-Skills

e-Skills

• e-skills UK commits to supporting the Compact by running an event in Summer 2014 with 40 large employers of technology professionals. They will share best practice in attracting women, with the aim of inspiring 1000+ girls into technology roles by 2020. e-skills UK will widen this activity into the nations and regions and reach out to small and medium-sized companies.
• e-skills UK commits to running Girls Get Coding, an event on July 8 2014 where over 100 schoolgirls aged 9 - 12 will teach MPs how to code. Supported by female role models from universities and industry, the girls will introduce MPs to the principles of programming and show them how motivating and exciting they find it.
• e-skills UK commits to doubling the numbers of girls benefiting from our employer-defined education programmes by 2020. Specially developed to match young people's age and interests, these programmes inspire and engage young people about technology careers, while developing the technical, team-working and communications skills that employers value.

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Eureka! The National Children's Museum
Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Eureka! The National Children's Museum

• Eureka! The National Children's Museum commits to engaging 30,000 early years, school girls and women through family visits with our six week summer programme on aspects of science, technology and engineering.
• Eureka! The National Children's Museum commits to inviting 1,000 school girls to our summer science physics show The Science of Sport, and also engaging 800 girls and women in the show as part of the Yorkshire Grand Depart celebrations.

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EXplora Science, Technology and Discovery Centre
EXplora Science, Technology and Discovery Centre

EXplora Science, Technology and Discovery Centre

• EXplora Science, Technology and Discovery Centre commits to working towards delivery of the new EXplora Science, Technology and Discovery Centre as a high quality science, technology and engineering resource in the Dorset region.
• EXplora Science, Technology and Discovery Centre commits to aiming for a 50/50 split of male and female visitors.
• EXplora Science, Technology and Discovery Centre commits to including female science role models on its staff delivering the physical sciences and engineering to schools and families.

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Facebook
Facebook

Facebook

• Facebook commits to supporting our partner Apps for Good in directly encouraging female participation in technology subjects and careers, through its work in schools. Apps for Good is already reaching 17,000 pupils in over 210 schools, with a course which includes a module developed jointly with Facebook.
• Facebook commits to continuing to grow its university liaison programme to encourage female students to apply for engineering internships and jobs at Facebook. In 2013/14 we partnered with more than 10 British universities, and we will continue to strengthen and build on those relationships.
• Facebook commits to continuing to diversify its growing London engineering team, both through the summer internship programme and in hiring. Read more
FDF
FDF

FDF

• FDF commits to raising awareness of STEM career opportunities and promote women working in science and engineering in our industry at more than 20 events over the next 12 months, reaching over 100,000 students. Following these events we aim to receive 500 inquiries about our industry. FDF will monitor how many inquiries are from women interested in joining our industry and ensure that our response highlights the range of opportunities for women - capturing their interest through our case studies and careers collateral.
• FDF and our members commit to doubling the number of food and drink manufacturing visits for girls over the next 12 months. Visits will involve direct contact with people and processes in a food environment with the aim of engaging directly inside industry with over 100 female students by May 2015.
• FDF commits to launching a new mentoring scheme for MEng Food Engineering applicants and students, with the aim of ensuring at least 40% of all mentors are female by May 2015.

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Finmeccanica
Finmeccanica

Finmeccanica

• Finmeccanica in the UK commits to increasing the emphasis on female participation when promoting apprenticeship, graduate and other work experience schemes.
• Finmeccanica in the UK commits to contributing to a national campaign by using key campaign messages in its communications activity.
• Finmeccanica in the UK commits to measuring its progress on attracting female engineers.
• Finmeccanica in the UK commits to deepening its relationships with educational and professional institutions to encourage more females to pursue a career in STEM.

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Fluor
Fluor

Fluor

  • Fluor Limited commits to cultivate opportunities for women, using the skill sets of men and women at all levels of the business, to increase the number of women at senior and executive management level. Fluor is committed to raising the profile of senior women, both internally and externally, to act as ambassadors for careers in Engineering.

 

  • Fluor Limited commits to continue working with local schools promoting the diversity of engineering careers available through STEM studies, thereby raising aspirations in students, both male and female. Fluor commits to continue investing in its local schools outreach programmes promoting STEM subjects.

 

  • Fluor Limited commits to continue to seek ways of collaborating with local colleges and linked universities to strengthen the relationship between industry and education in relation to STEM subjects. Fluor will seek innovative and collaborative initiatives to demonstrate its long standing commitment to establish an engineering legacy.
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Ford
Ford

Ford

• Ford commits to increasing the number of registered female STEMNET Ambassadors by 30% by the end of 2014
• Ford commits to doubling the number of female registered participants and mentors on the Monitored Professional Development Scheme with IMechE and IET over the next 12 months
• Ford commits to launching in 2014 the annual Ford Professional Women's Network Prize to recognise inspirational female undergraduate STEM students
• Ford commits to holding a 'bring your daughter and a friend to work' day in support of National Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June.

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GDST
GDST

GDST

• The GDST commits to appointing STEM subject champions to enhance collaboration between teachers in its schools in these subject areas.
• The GDST commits to offering careers advice that highlights the range, variety and appeal of STEM careers.
• The GDST commits to working with its 60,000-strong Alumnae Network to provide STEM role models.

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GE
GE

GE

• GE Capital commits to increasing the number of women at all levels by 2 percent in 2014.
• GE commits to increasing the number of GE STEM Ambassadors by 50 percent by 2015 and aims for 30 percent of STEM Ambassadors to be women.
• GE commits to increasing the number of female apprentices across its businesses.
• GE commits to rolling out its GirlsGetSET programme to 250 secondary school girls in Aberdeen in 2014.

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Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre

• Glasgow Science Centre commits to running specific programmes on physics, engineering, maths and technology including Space Week, Astro Physics, and Coder Dojo computer programming.
• Glasgow Science Centre commits to engaging women and girls to explore science and engineering through our science exhibitions building family science capital

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Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

• Goldman Sachs commits to sponsoring a Chair in Maths or Physics for the next three years.

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Google
Google

Google

• Google commits to continuing their support of Teach First this year, funding a total of 34 ICT and Science teachers from the 2014 Teach First cohort. This takes the total number of Google-funded Teach First STEM teachers to over 100 since 2012, over 50% of which are female. We also commit to taking 7 Teach First interns this year to work on projects increasing access to CS Education for children across the UK.
• Google commits to running a competition to get 1,000 Raspberry Pis into the hands of girls to inspire them to take up coding. This forms part of a larger programme, putting 15,000 Raspberry Pis in schools and after-school clubs across the UK.
• Google commits to donating over £150,000 to UK STEM organisations in 2014, through our RISE programme and CS4HS partners. In addition, we will be encouraging STEM charities to apply to this year's Global Impact Challenge. The 2013 Global Impact Challenge awarded Apps for Good £500,000 to help them reach and improve technical and creative skills of over 175,000 students in UK. Submissions for this year's challenge will close in June. Read more
Government Office for Science
Government Office for Science

Government Office for Science

• The Government Chief Scientific Adviser commits to continue to lead work to improve STEM education as joint Chair of the Council for Science and Technology (CST)
• The Government Chief Scientific Adviser commits to speak publically about career opportunities for scientists and engineers working in the Civil Service
• The Government Chief Scientific Adviser commits to obtain richer information about diversity in major government organisations employing scientists and engineers by March 2015.

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GSK
GSK

GSK

• GSK commits to sponsoring a Chair in Maths or Physics for the next three years.
• GSK commits to showcasing positive female role models in fulfilling healthcare STEM careers and using technology and engineering to improve the quality of human life worldwide through various communications channels internally and externally."
• GSK commits to aiming to increase female appointments in STEM apprenticeships and evaluate our ability to achieve success in this area.
• GSK commits to inspiring and encouraging more women to use their GSK volunteer days (Orange Days) to help deliver GSK's science education programmes.

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GuildHE
GuildHE

GuildHE

• GuildHE commits to championing women in technology and engineering with our 38 member organizations.
• GuildHE commits to using consistent campaign messages in our communications activities on women in technology and engineering careers.

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Hays
Hays

Hays

• Hays commits to outreach activity encouraging young people to consider engineering careers, working with engineering industry partners
• Hays commits to delivering careers talks at universities encouraging female undergraduates to consider engineering and IT careers
• Hays commits to continuing support of programmes like CoderDojo, which encourage schoolchildren to explore coding.

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Hitachi
Hitachi

Hitachi

• Hitachi in the UK commits to launching an initiative to engage with at least 500 young people with a focus on girls, through a STEM based educational programme in 2014.
• Hitachi in the UK commits to the ambition to increase the number of women in technology and engineering in the business through new recruitment and promotion.

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Hutchison Whampoa
Hutchison Whampoa

Hutchison Whampoa

• Hutchison Whampoa commits to sponsoring a Chair in Maths or Physics for the next three years. Read more
IBM
IBM

IBM

• IBM commits to continuing its "Dare2BDifferent", "Girls' Schools' programme" and female specific on-campus and technology outreach activities in 2014-15 to reach over 1000 female school children and students in an age range from 15-21.

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IchemE
IchemE

IchemE

• IChemE commits to recruiting female role models to support IChemE's media work worldwide across different regions and different industry sectors.
• IChemE commits to using our awarding winning schools campaign - whynotchemeng - to break down barriers and stereotypes preventing more women entering engineering.
• IChemE commits to establishing a working group to monitor diversity challenges

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IET
IET

IET

• The IET commits to holding an MP event themed around inspiring the next generation of engineers, encouraging MPs to issue a call to action to businesses in their constituencies.
• The IET commits to exploring the establishment of an award aimed at recognising companies that have taken positive steps towards increasing and retaining the number of women in their engineering workforce.

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Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies

Imagination Technologies

• Imagination Technologies commits to sponsoring a Chair in Maths or Physics for the next three years.

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IMechE
IMechE

IMechE

• IMechE commits to engaging 400 volunteers to go in to schools through our partnership with Primary Engineer
• IMechE commits to sponsoring 8 teachers in co-education schools through Project ENTHUSE in conjunction with the National Science Learning Centre
• IMechE commits to sponsoring the WISE Women of Outstanding Achievement Awards for 2014.

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Imperial College London
Imperial College London

Imperial College London

• Imperial College London commits to extending outreach work into primary schools and staging an international conference on the teaching of science.
• Imperial College London commits to attracting a higher proportion of female applicants by including a greater element of creative design in its engineering courses.

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Intel
Intel

Intel

• Intel commits to ongoing support for the work of WISE through our sponsorship of the annual WISE awards and support for their science website www.wisecampaign.org.uk/about-us/our-projects/science-its-a-people-thing.
• Intel commits to upgrade and continue the sponsorship of the Girl Friendly Physics website: www.girlfriendlyphysics.co.uk.
• Intel commits to putting women at the heart of economic activity by promoting and increasing the number of women owned SMEs in the Intel supply chain and by providing training and networking opportunities through the creation of a UK Supplier Connections event, with the first event to be held on 21st May in London.

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International Centre for Life
International Centre for Life

International Centre for Life

• International Centre for Life commits to ensuring at least 50% of its graduate Explainer team who deliver science activities to the public are women.
• International Centre for Life commits to seeking out female researchers in physics and engineering to provide role models through its Meet the Scientist programme.
• International Centre for Life commits to working with Northumbria University's Think Physics programme to encourage girls to choose to study and pursue a career in physics.

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Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover

• Jaguar Land Rover aims to engage at least two million more young people in its award-winning 'Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers' school STEM education programme by 2020. The company engaged more than two million young people in the UK over the past decade, of which approximately 40% were females, and will now roll out its successful activities across global markets.
• We will deliver a range of activities to engage and inspire young girls and young women to showcase engineering careers and provide them with the skills and experience they need for successful careers, including our innovative 'Young Girls in the Know' programme and undergraduate placements and networking events.
• We will support female students and apprentices interested in pursuing engineering careers through our 'Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship'.
• We will seek to work with other manufacturing companies, engineering bodies and Government to ensure an increasingly coordinated approach across all schemes to engage young people on STEM.

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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

• Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre commits to delivering Girls Night Out, a bi-annual event targeting girls and women of all ages to engage them in astronomy.
• Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre commits to engaging 90,000 women and girls to explore astronomy and engineering through our science exhibitions.
• Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre commits to hosting Brownies Stargazer/Astronomy badge days to enthuse young people in astronomy.

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Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson

• Johnson & Johnson commits to continuing our relationship with St George's High School in Blackpool, engaging with 120 pupils to promote STEM careers.
• Johnson & Johnson commits to promoting STEM careers at the annual Blackpool pleasure beach event, engaging with over 200 young people through talks by J&J female science leaders.
• Johnson & Johnson commits to continuing our partnership with Hugh Gaitskell Primary School and connecting pupils with female leaders from J&J's commercial, manufacturing and R&D groups in Leeds to promote STEM-related careers.
• Johnson & Johnson commits to continuing 100 STEM Ambassadors from LifeScan Scotland Ltd to work with local schools as part of the LifeScan Bridge to Employment Programme, which is a Johnson & Johnson inspired school to career model that develops a long-term relationship between a business and local school, benefiting young people and enabling them to move on to further or higher education or the world of work.

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KANO
KANO

KANO

• Kano commits to inspiring 5,000 British girls to build and code their own computers in the next 18 months.

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Laing O'Rourke
Laing O'Rourke

Laing O'Rourke

• Laing O'Rourke commits to a target of 30% of its apprenticeship and cadet programme to be women by 2016.
• Laing O'Rourke commits to ensuring that by 2016 at least 40% of its sponsorship opportunities for undergraduates are offered to women.
• Laing O'Rourke commits to holding 1000 volunteer days over the next year to support targeted outreach programmes working with STEMNET, the Royal Institute of Engineers and other organisations to promote engineering and technology.

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Little Miss Geek
Little Miss Geek

Little Miss Geek

• Little Miss Geek commits to inspire women in vulnerable communities to become technology pioneers and fill the 1 million jobs that the UK need to fill by 2020.
• Little Miss Geek commits to adapt our model and work with vulnerable communities which include female prisoners in Holloway Prison and excluded teenage girls.
• Little Miss Geek commits to continue to run our programme of After School Tech Clubs in inner city state schools.

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Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group

• Lloyds Banking Group also commits to sponsoring a Chair in Maths or Physics for the next three years.
• Lloyds Banking Group commits to continuing its support of female leaders within the company, and, under its Helping Britain Prosper Plan, has committed to increase the percentage of senior roles held by women to 40% by 2020 (27% at the end of 2013).
• In order to deliver this target the Group's IT teams have made a specific series of secondary commitments:
• To increase the proportion of women on its IT apprentice and graduate intake to 25% in 2014 and 35% in 2015
• To support the Skills & Enterprise Digital Trailblazer initiative, with plans to co-approve seven new technology apprenticeships in 2014
• To have female representation on IT Graduate / Apprenticeship interview assessment panels

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Lonza
Lonza

Lonza

• Lonza commits to working with local schools to promote science as a top career for girls.
• Lonza commits to continuing its careers activities to promote STEM careers among boys and girls, including supporting work experience, apprenticeships, Nuffield scholarships, internships and industrial placements for at least five female 16 year olds and above in 2014.
• Lonza commits to encouraging senior female management and scientific leaders to act as female role models in colleges and universities , presenting to students on science, engineering and industry careers.

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L'Oréal
L'Oréal

L'Oréal

• L'Oréal commits to £155,000 in fellowships and support for female scientists for the next two years.

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Lotus
Lotus

Lotus

• Lotus commits to endeavouring to increase the number of women into engineering roles at Lotus over the next 12 months.

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Mace
Mace

Mace

• Mace commits to continuing its Insight Week initiative, which involves promoting the variety of careers in the construction industry among first and second year university students, with the aim of promoting meaningful careers in engineering and encouraging more women into the industry.
• Mace commits to specifically encouraging more girls to attend the national campaign 'Careers in Construction Week' and to inspiring them to take a construction-related degree or apprenticeship.
• Mace commits to attending the Skills London Fair in November and to encouraging its current graduates and construction trainees to go out to schools at least once or twice a year to actively promote careers in the construction industry.
• Mace commits to taking an active role in the Inspiring Women and speed mentoring sessions as part of the Technopop STEM careers event for young people taking place this autumn, to encourage more women into the industry.

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Matchtech
Matchtech

Matchtech

• Over the next year Matchtech commits to providing a consistent message focusing on the voice of the female engineer through industry comment, sponsorship and the continuing facilitation of events, in order to address the female skills gap within engineering.
• Matchtech commits to celebrating and supporting women engineers throughout their careers from student to experienced professional.
• Matchtech commits to participating in action groups that encourage more female engineers into STEM careers and champion women in engineering.
• Matchtech commits to developing its corporate partnership with the Women in Engineering Society, WES and ambassador programme with STEMnet.
• Matchtech pledges to signpost our candidates and clients to campaign resources, communicate activity on the Your Life campaign and progression on the achievement of aims, to our database on a quarterly basis.
• Matchtech pledges to work in partnership, both with other campaign signatories and organisations with whom we have partnerships sponsorships and affiliations, in order to align messaging and encourage joined up thinking to achieve the aims of the campaign.
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MBDA
MBDA

MBDA

• MBDA UK commits to continuing to maintain female apprentice recruitment at a minimum of 50%.
• MBDA UK commits to continuing to support the principle of the 5% Club - a minimum 5% of its workforce on recognised and formalised training programmes, such as apprentice and graduate schemes.
• MBDA UK commits to continue working with local schools and colleges to promote STEM subjects.
• MBDA UK pledges to continue to maintain female apprentice recruitment at a minimum of 50%, something which has been achieved consistently for the last five years.
• MBDA UK pledges to continue to support the principle of the 5% Club - having a minimum 5% of its workforce on recognised and formalised training programmes, such as apprentice and graduate schemes - ensuring that a minimum 50% of the apprentices are females.
• MBDA UK pledges to continue working with local schools and colleges to promote STEM subjects, highlighting the exciting career opportunities in science and engineering which are open to both genders in equal measure. In 2013/14 we engaged with local schools and colleges with a male / female ratio of 50 / 50.

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McLaren
McLaren

McLaren

McLaren will continue its efforts to boost the perception of science and engineering amongst young people by carrying the Your Life campaign’s logo on the McLaren Mercedes car for the British Grand Prix, as well as committing to actively support the campaign in the future.

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Microsoft
Microsoft

Microsoft

• Microsoft commits to training and mentoring 180 female undergraduates over the next 12 months.
• Microsoft commits to running workshops for 200 female schools leavers to consider careers in IT.
• Microsoft commits to doubling the number of female Apprenticeship Ambassadors over the next 12 months and to market our Apprenticeship programme with an emphasis on appealing to girl.
• Microsoft commits to developing new resources to support Computer Science in schools that are rigorously as appealing to girls as boys.

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Museum of East Anglian Life
Museum of East Anglian Life

Museum of East Anglian Life

• The Museum of East Anglian Life commits to developing a programme of science workshops, events and activities which will appeal to both genders and will be marketed to female audiences
• The Museum of East Anglian Life commits to re-visiting our current hands-on science practical workshops and events so that they appeal to both male and female visitors
Engaging with young people
• We will develop a programme of science workshops, events and activities which will appeal to both genders and will be marketed to female audiences
• We will re-visit our current hands on science practical workshops and events so that they appeal to both genders.
• We will include science links in our workshops, programmes and events that appeal to both genders and allow access to hard to reach groups
• When inviting scientists and engineers in to work with the public and learning groups we will pro-actively seek women.
• Over the next 12 months we will actively explore how our organisation can do more to inspire girls with physics, maths, engineering and technology and we will experiment with different approaches to marketing and engagement.

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MyKindaCrowd
MyKindaCrowd

MyKindaCrowd

• MyKindaCrowd commits to devise, launch and manage an online 'Challenge' campaign working in partnership with Compact signatories. The Engineering and Technology 'Challenge' will directly encourage girls to take part.
• MyKindaCrowd commits to working in partnership with relevant campaign signatories to devise and support the development of a supply-chain youth-engagement strategy.

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Myscience
Myscience

Myscience

• Myscience commits to develop a series of case studies promoting successful    efforts to encourage girls to pursue physics, chemistry and mathematics for STEM organisations to draw on.
• Myscience commits to ensure that professional development provided through Science Learning Centres and Partnerships highlights strategies to engage girls effectively, and addresses 'unconscious bias'.
• Myscience commits to deliver a social media campaign to highlight inspirational female STEM figures.

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National Centre for Universities and Business
National Centre for Universities and Business

National Centre for Universities and Business

• The National Centre for Universities and Business commits to extend the reach of our National Engineering Competition for Girls by working with STEMNET to promote it to a wider audience.


• The National Centre for Universities and Business commits to run a pilot programme with a group of universities to find ways to improve student recruitment measures and attract more women onto technology and engineering courses.
 

• The National Centre for Universities and Business commits to conduct new research into reasons for the significant variance, by institution, in the proportion of women studying technology and engineering.

 

• The National Centre for Universities and Business commits to sharing best practice of university recruitment of women onto engineering and technology courses
 




 

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National Grid
National Grid

National Grid

• National Grid commits to extending our reach to more schools and students - girls and boys- over the next three years, to promote STEM via our employee ambassadors, and bring engineering to life in a fun and engaging way.
• National Grid commits to showing young people, especially girls, the exciting and inspiring opportunities in engineering and technology, through our flagship week long work experience course and through open house visits to our sites.
• National Grid commits to boosting female and overall participation in STEM by helping join up school with the world of work, through our careers education programme, Careers Lab.
• National Grid commits to working collaboratively with other businesses and organisations to promote STEM and engineering careers to young people. Working together we can make a bigger and better impact.

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National Nuclear Laboratory
National Nuclear Laboratory

National Nuclear Laboratory

• NNL commits to increasing the number of STEM Ambassadors within the organisation by 25% by 2016.
• NNL commits to holding an open day in autumn 2014, open to at least 50% of the major secondary schools in our key catchment areas, highlighting STEM careers in nuclear and, in particular, opportunities for women in the sector.
• NNL commits to supporting at least six separate events and initiatives across the North West which are aimed at promoting STEM subjects and career choices to females in schools and further / higher education.

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National Space Centre
National Space Centre

National Space Centre

• National Space Centre commits to engaging 125,000 women and girls with space science and engineering in the coming year.
• National Space Centre commits to delivering GCSE, A level, BTEC and apprenticeship programmes to 2,000 girls and 300 female teachers.
• National Space Centre commits to inviting high profile female speakers to its showcase events.

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Nationwide
Nationwide

Nationwide

• Nationwide Building Society commits to sponsoring a Chair in Maths or Physics for the next three years.

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Nestlé UK
Nestlé UK

Nestlé UK

• Nestlé commits to continuing to look at ways to leverage its female STEM Ambassadors to encourage more women into STEM careers, focusing on its young apprentices, graduates and senior leaders within the organisation. As part of this our global Product Technology Centre which has world-leading STEM expertise will be involved in the ambassador programme.
• Nestlé commits to quadrupling the number of both female and male STEM Ambassadors to 30 by end of 2015 .
• Nestlé commits to including 20 new schools in its 'Nestlé Needs YOUth' school and college engagement programme in 2015 reaching an additional 2,000 14-19 year olds. The programme currently reaches 4,000 young people across 40 schools.

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Network Rail
Network Rail

Network Rail

• Network Rail commits to running the UK-wide 'Girls in IT - Could IT B U?' competition annually until 2016, and will seek to raise awareness of the competition among 2,000 girls aged 16-18 in 2014, 3,000 girls in 2015 and 4,000 girls by 2016.
• Network Rail commits to encouraging 30% more women to apply to our Group Business Services IT Graduate and Placement Programme by 2018, through engaging with women on Computer Science and IT degree courses and hosting lunches and presentations on University campuses.
• Network Rail commits to working with 5 secondary schools within the Milton Keynes community reaching 500 14-18 years old girls per year, and 2,500-3,000 young people by 2018; running work experience weeks and working through the outreach programmes such as mentoring.
• Network Rail commits to working to meet the University Technical College's (UTC) target of attracting 30% female students to join the first intake in 2016, and we will promote opportunities for female applicants from UTCs to secure careers in technology and engineering by providing appropriate role models and mentors at the point of career decision-making.
• Network Rail commits to recruiting 500 apprentices in the next 3 intakes, and aim to significantly improve our attraction rates of females wishing to join our Scheme to at least 12% by 2016.

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NHS England
NHS England

NHS England

• NHS England commits to becoming an ambassador for women in STEM and to share their experiences with other science based employment sectors over the next 2 years.
• NHS England , working in conjunction with Health Education England, commits to continuing its recruitment, training, career development and recognition for women working in these vital basic science fields through specific initiatives such as Healthcare Science Awareness Week, outreach programmes with schools and in Awards over the next 12 months.

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Nissan
Nissan

Nissan

• Nissan commits to visiting over 500 schools in the next 18 months to promote STEM subjects and careers in Engineering.
• Nissan commits to recruiting a minimum of 15% of candidates for its industrial training placements, and 20% for its graduate programme within R&D engineering function, in order to encourage women into engineering careers.
• Nissan commits to sponsoring 5 female A level students at college in 2014 and 2015 as part of building a pipeline to encourage women into engineering.

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North Nottinghamshire College
North Nottinghamshire College

North Nottinghamshire College

• North Nottinghamshire College commits to carrying out research into attitudes amongst young women towards vocational careers in the technology and engineerig sectors
• North Nottinghamshire College commits to working in partnership with local business to support initiatives encouraging girls and women to study engineering and technology subjects.

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Northern Gas
Northern Gas

Northern Gas

• Northern Gas commits to sponsoring a Chair in Maths or Physics for the next three years. Read more
Opportunity Now
Opportunity Now

Opportunity Now

• Opportunity Now commits to work with STEM employers and campaigners to act on the recommendations from Project 28-40; the biggest ever study of women at work.
• Opportunity Now commits to promote and highlight employers that increase the number of women working in engineering and technology.
• Opportunity Now commits to help STEM employers to lead on women's recruitment and progression, moving it from a diversity initiative to a core business priority.

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Our Dynamic Earth
Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth

• Our Dynamic Earth commits to striving to ensure all our science programmes and exhibitions appeal equally to both genders.
• Our Dynamic Earth commits to engaging with 3,000 girls and women from across Scotland in our outreach activities at festivals and within their communities.
• Our Dynamic Earth commits to pro-actively seeking female scientists and engineers to work with the public and schools.

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Oxford Brookes University
Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

• Oxford Brookes University commits to expanding its outreach activity in 2014 to include a Brookes Science Bazaar and a National Women in Engineering Day event for schools.
• Oxford Brookes University commits to using interviews in the STEM subject areas as a mechanism for recruiting female students.

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pivigo academy
pivigo academy

pivigo academy

• pivigo academy, supported by KPMG, commits to ensuring that at least 30% of Europe's brightest PhD students enrolling on the five-week Science to Data Science course (www.s2ds.org) for 2014 are female.

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QinetiQ
QinetiQ

QinetiQ

• QinetiQ commits to expanding its existing STEM outreach programme which aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, to ensure we are reaching more girls.
• QinetiQ commits to actively supporting the BIS campaign.
• QinetiQ commits to creating an increasingly diverse workforce.
• QinetiQ commits to encouraging employees to take advantage of our volunteering policy to spend time promoting STEM in schools and young people.
• QinetiQ commits to expanding opportunities for young people to get into the workplace, through its membership of The 5% Club. Each year we will publicly declare in our annual report the number of apprentices and graduates on structured training programmes as a percentage of our overall employee base.

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Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

• The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering commits to running a UK-wide schools event to engage young women aged 15 to 17 in engineering.
• The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering commits to developing the global QEPrize Ambassadors network of young engineers so that at least 20% of those signing up, by the end of June 2015, are female.

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Queen Mary University of London
Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

  • QMUL commits to making a submission to become a Silver Athena SWAN university by 2016.
  • QMUL commits to organising events to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day and Tomorrow's Engineers Week each year.
  • QMUL commits to providing mentoring for women at the early stage of their academic career.
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RBS
RBS

RBS

• RBS commits to sponsoring a Chair in Maths or Physics for the next three years.
• RBS is committed to ensuring that all young people are equipped with the necessary maths skills and knowledge to lead a healthy financial future.

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Redcar and Cleveland College
Redcar and Cleveland College

Redcar and Cleveland College

• Redcar and Cleveland College commits to actively promoting the Expressway programme to young women at recruitment events, open days and school roadshows
• Redcar and Cleveland College commits to working towards doubling the number of girls on the Expressway programme year on year.

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Redmoor Academy
Redmoor Academy

Redmoor Academy

Redmoor Academy pledge to;

  • To continue to promote the importance of STEM subjects and careers to all year groups, girls and boys via a comprehensive range of curricular and extracurricular events that pupils of all ages and abilities are welcome to join.
  • To offer a designated engineering course to year 8 and year 9 pupils by forming an institute of secondary engineers starting in September 2014
  • To promote STEM opportunities, careers and advice to our feeder ks2 pupils and the local community via our two day STEM Selection Box in December 2014
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Research Councils UK
Research Councils UK

Research Councils UK

  • RCUK commits to bringing researchers, schools and young people, including girls, together to inspire them to consider careers in engineering and technology
  • RCUK commits to promoting the benefits of, and supporting recruitment and retention, of a diverse workforce
  • RCUK commits to enhancing communications around career options in science, engineering and technology
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Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce

• Rolls-Royce commits to growing existing, and to developing new, STEM outreach activities targeting young women
• Rolls-Royce commits to increasing female STEM Ambassadors in order to have more female role models delivering outreach activities
• Rolls-Royce commits to increasing female participation in apprenticeship and graduate programmes and work experience placements.

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Royal Academy of Engineering
Royal Academy of Engineering

Royal Academy of Engineering

• The Royal Academy of Engineering commits to deliver a series of workshops to support University Technical Colleges to inspire girls to pursue STEM courses.
• The Royal Academy of Engineering commits to develop a checklist of ten actions employers can take to improve the retention and progression of women in predominantly male work environments.
• The Royal Academy of Engineering commits to arrange a series of activities for female engineers in partnership with everywoman, aimed at developing networks and leadership potential.

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Royal Holloway
Royal Holloway

Royal Holloway

• Royal Holloway, University of London commits to launching a Department of Engineering and new Electronic Engineering degree programme.
• Royal Holloway, University of London commits to running seven schools lectures, one from each of our Science departments that promote science to school pupils.
• Royal Holloway, University of London commits to undertaking outreach visits to school by female scientists who will act as role models.

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Royal Institution
Royal Institution

Royal Institution

• The Royal Institution commits to celebrating the achievements of women in science in 2014 by presenting our first ever all women line-up of speakers for Friday Evening Discourses The Ri commits to designing and introducing a new workshop to the LYSC programme in 2014 that focuses on physics and engineering
• The Royal Institution commits to expanding the reach of our national network of problem-solving Masterclasses.

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Royal Observatory Greenwich
Royal Observatory Greenwich

Royal Observatory Greenwich

• Royal Observatory Greenwich commits to engaging approximately 15,000 school girls in our hands on formal learning programme.
• Royal Observatory Greenwich commits to striving to ensure all our science programmes and exhibitions appeal equally to both genders.
• Royal Observatory Greenwich commits to ensuring female science role models deliver the physical sciences and engineering to schools and families.

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Samsung
Samsung

Samsung

• Samsung commits to sponsoring a Chair in Maths or Physics for the next three years.
• Samsung commits to continuing its successful Digital Classroom and Digital Academy initiatives, reaching up to 60,000 children and young people every year
• Samsung commits to working with schools, charities and cultural partners to reach up to 60,000 children and young people every year through their Digital Classroom and Digital Academy Programmes
• Samsung commits to opening a new Digital Academy by the end of 2014, following the successful academies at Birmingham Metropolitan College and Newham College to provide practical and vocational training.

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SAS
SAS

SAS

• SAS commits to raising the numbers of school nationwide benefiting from the SAS Curriculum Pathways resources, improving the maths and science skills of learners aged 10 - 14, from 400 to 600 by the end of 2014. SAS will continue to promote the materials particularly to girls and will run specialist workshops to engage them.

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Satellite Applications Catapult
Satellite Applications Catapult

Satellite Applications Catapult

  • Satellite Applications Catapult commits to participating in the Women’s Engineering Society and National Women in Engineering Day.
  • Satellite Applications Catapult commits to expanding existing outreach or career inspiration activities targeted at women.
  • Satellite Applications Catapult commits to establishing a mentoring and training scheme for women at the Catapult to help with progression in the Industry.
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Satrosphere Science Centre
Satrosphere Science Centre

Satrosphere Science Centre

Satrosphere Science Centre pledges to:

  • Engage 6,500 school girls in hands-on practical science workshops and events in the 2014-15 school year.
  • Engage 7,000 girls and women with science through our outreach activities within their communities.
  • Engage 30,000 women and girls to explore science, technology, engineering and maths through our science exhibitions, shows and workshops.
  • Engage 800 teachers and professional researchers in science communication CPD so that they can more effectively pass on their enthusiasm for STEM.
  • Strive to ensure all our science programmes and exhibitions appeal equally to both genders.
  • Provide female science and engineering role models through our staff, partner organisations we work with and experts we invite to special events.
  • Run specific programmes for brownie and girl guiding groups and actively target adult women’s organisations and encourage them to engage with STEM.
  • Celebrate women in science through a showcase of local and national expert speakers from the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, with a full complement of supporting activities around each talk (funding dependent).
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Science Alive
Science Alive

Science Alive

• Science Alive commits to delivering a series of campaigns to challenge perceptions and open up horizons for girls and young women within the fields of technology and engineering.
• Science Alive commits to highlighting the exciting career opportunities for women in technology and engineering through our education-employer forums.
• Science Alive commits to engaging 10,000 women and girls to explore science and engineering through our science exhibitions.

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Science and Technology Facilities Council
Science and Technology Facilities Council

Science and Technology Facilities Council

• The Science and Technology Facilities Council commits to run school activities where we expect to engage 25,000 girls directly and 30,000 girls indirectly.
• The Science and Technology Facilities Council commits to jointly with other Research Councils, participate on the judging panel of the WISE Excellence awards and sponsor one of the awards.
• The Science and Technology Facilities Council commits to run public events where we expect to engage with 26,500 girls and women.

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Science Made Simple
Science Made Simple

Science Made Simple

• Science Made Simple commits to delivering our 'Science and Engineering Superheroes' show to schools, reaching around 3,000 students with stories of inspiring female physicists and engineers.
• Science Made Simple commits to continuing to use a high proportion of inspirational female role models in our organisation to inspire future generations of girls.
• Science Made Simple commits to engaging 35,000 girls in schools with our inspirational shows.

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Science Museum Group
Science Museum Group

Science Museum Group

• The Science Museum Group commits to hosting a three-day festival celebrating women in science careers.
• The Science Museum Group commits to delivering a three-year exhibition at the Science Museum that will inspire young people to think engineering could be for them.
• The Science Museum Group commits to ensuring STEM Ambassadors come from diverse backgrounds. Of the 1000 active ambassadors in Greater Manchester, 42% are female and 70% are under 35.

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Science Oxford
Science Oxford

Science Oxford

• Science Oxford commits to enhancing our communications training of female role models to expand our pool of presenters.
• Science Oxford commits to working with Girl Guiding Oxfordshire to develop programmes for Brownies and Guides.
• Science Oxford commits to running Creative Computing clubs for girls.

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ScienceGrrl
ScienceGrrl

ScienceGrrl

• ScienceGrrl commits to work with our local chapters to ensure our presence at Science Festivals and other STEM events across the UK and continue our local chapters' events development
• ScienceGrrl commits to provide a supportive network, through social activities, mentoring and developing our private members forum
• ScienceGrrl commits to connect our local chapter leads with STEMNET contract holders and other local stakeholders including EngineeringUK and local businesses, in partnership with signatories.

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Selex ES
Selex ES

Selex ES

• Selex ES commits to sponsor students on the Smallpeice Trust's 'Girls into Engineering' courses to help inspire a new generation of girls to take up STEM careers.
• Selex ES commits to work with the Daphne Jackson Trust to pilot their 'Industrial Sponsorship' scheme, providing work placements for women returning to engineering after career breaks.
• Selex ES commits to support the 'CareerWISE' scheme in Scotland by providing work experience and paid placements to female students.
• Selex ES commits to supporting the activities of the Women's Engineering Society throughout 2014 to enable it to attract more females into engineering careers.

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Sellafield Ltd
Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield Ltd

• Sellafield Ltd commits to increasing the proportion of female apprentices, trainees and graduates in the Company by 10% by 2020

• Sellafield Ltd commits to encouraging 100 female employees working in science and technology to act as mentors and role models in 40 local universities, colleges and schools

• Sellafield Ltd commits to creating a bursary programme worth a total of £60k over four years to support 2 women per year, who want to pursue science and technology careers through further, and higher education and dedicated summer student placements. Read more
SHELL
SHELL

SHELL

• Shell commits to expanding by 20% its Girls in Energy Scheme. The year-long programme will now offer 72 young women aged 14-18 160 hours of STEM education, field visits, careers advice from women working in the industry and the chance to meet senior female executives at Shell.
• Shell commits to launching a new programme in 2014 to support teachers across the UK to inspire and help 11-14 year olds to pursue STEM subjects beyond GCSE.

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Skanska
Skanska

Skanska

• Skanska commits to including all-girl cohorts in its future Engineering Education Scheme schools STEM projects, helping young women move into careers in engineering.
• Skanska commits to at least 25 per cent diversity among interviewees for job vacancies to support our overall commitment to building a diverse workforce.

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Skipton Girls' High School
Skipton Girls' High School

Skipton Girls' High School

• Skipton Girls' High School commits to hosting over 200 parents, 10 engineering companies and universities at the 6th Form Recruitment Festival to celebrate engineering.
• Skipton commits to inviting 150 pupils from local primary schools to undertake a range of STEM activities.
• Skipton commits to providing training to other local secondary schools' technology and engineering staff.

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Sky
Sky

Sky

• Sky commits to developing career inspiration days for 50 students at a time. A minimum of two technology days will be held exclusively for young women.
• Sky commits to increasing the number of Graduate and Apprenticeship opportunities available for young people starting out in Technology by 50%. As an inclusive employer committed to diversity and inclusion this will inevitably see a rise in the numbers of young women we hire.
• Sky commits to developing and deliver ingover 200 new work experience opportunities within its Technology team over the next year with the aim of inspiring young people about the sector.

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Smallpeice Trust
Smallpeice Trust

Smallpeice Trust

  • Smallpeice Trust commits to running a Girls Only Residential Course programme.
  • Smallpeice Trust commits increasing the number of female role models supporting its mainstream programmes for young people aged 10 – 18.
  • The Smallpeice Trust commits to endeavouring to ensure 50% female attendance at its 1-day STEM Day Key Stage 3 programme.
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Somerset College of Arts and Technology
Somerset College of Arts and Technology

Somerset College of Arts and Technology

• Somerset College commits to delivering a project designed to encourage girls to consider careers in Engineering and progressing into employment or onto higher education.
• Somerset College commits to working in partnershp with EDF to deliver events targeted at schools.

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St Helens College
St Helens College

St Helens College

• St Helens College commits to establishing a network of female STEM Ambassadors by 2015 ensuring a mix of backgrounds from both industry and education.
• St Helens College commits to exploiting links with our existing European partners in sharing best practice in the recruitment of girls to STEM subjects.
• St Helens College commits to actively promote the STEM subjects through school liaison, the 14-16 Academy and through a series of dedicated STEM-themed activities targeting a minimum of 1,000 girls across the Greater Merseyside region.
• St Helens College commits to developing the Technology Centre campus in 2014/15 to ensure the environment feels more visually appealing, welcoming and safe to females in a traditionally male-oriented setting.

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Stemettes
Stemettes

Stemettes

• Stemettes commits to run quarterly public panel events, hackathons and exhibitions to inspire the next generation of women into STEM fields.
• Stemettes commits to increase science capital by including parents at our public events.
• Stemettes commits to increase the provision of careers guidance and quality mentoring for girls over 16 in the UK through a series of webinars and mentoring sprints.

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STEMNET
STEMNET

STEMNET

• The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network commits to continually seek to raise awareness of the importance and availability of inspiring female role models through the STEM Ambassadors Programme.
• The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network commits to work as an integral delivery partner in the Improving the Gender Balance initiative.
• The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network commits to continue to actively challenge gender stereotypes through our activities.

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Stylist Magazine
Stylist Magazine

Stylist Magazine

• Stylist magazine commits to including at least four women associated with science, technology and engineering in our Work/Life features during 2014
• Stylist magazine commits to championing the Women into Technology and Engineering initiative through our social media channels during 2014
• Stylist magazine commits to helping normalise interest in technology and engineering in an aspirational female setting.

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SwiftKey
SwiftKey

SwiftKey

• SwiftKey commits to doubling the number of maths students invited into its workplace by 2015.
• SwiftKey commits to hosting a STEM surgery for 20 people, with the aim of 50% of participants to be women.
• SwiftKey commits to visiting 5 schools over the next year to engage students about STEM careers, with the aim of 50% of participants to be women.
• SwiftKey commits to reviewing their current recruitment practices to ensure they continue to attract talented female STEM candidates.
• SwiftKey commits to holding a hackathon weekend to raise awareness of coding and technical skills and will make specific outreach to women and women's networking groups.

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Tata Consultancy Services UK
Tata Consultancy Services UK

Tata Consultancy Services UK

• Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) commits to sponsoring a Chair in Maths or Physics for the next three years.

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Teach First
Teach First

Teach First

• Teach First commits to recruiting up to 1,200 STEM teachers over the next two years, growing to represent over 50% of new STEM teachers in disadvantaged areas, to inspire pupils to take up and excel in STEM subjects. Last year 57% of Teach First's STEM teachers were female.
• Teach First commits to working in partnership with STEM businesses over the next 12 months to deliver activities to engage, inspire and build the aspirations of pupils from low income communities in STEM. These will include; STEM careers advice and skills sessions for 500 pupils; 10 guest STEM lessons delivered by leading public figures and business leaders; Professional coaching from leading businesses to develop the impact of 150 Teach First STEM teachers.

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Techniquest
Techniquest

Techniquest

• Techniquest, Cardiff commits to inspiring girls to consider study and career options in technology and engineering through the Getting Girls into Physics project.
• Techniquest, Cardiff commits to engaging 63,000 girls from 3-18yrs in interactive shows and workshops for schools.
• Techniquest, Cardiff commits to tackling gender bias by using 'gender lens' techniques to ensure that our activities do not exclude or favour any gender.

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Techniquest Glyndwr
Techniquest Glyndwr

Techniquest Glyndwr

• Techniquest Glyndwr commits to engaging at least 15,000 female pupils in the science discovery centre and in their schools, through educational STEM workshops and shows.
• Techniquest Glyndwr commits to delivering two career days for girls in Years 9 & 10, one focussed on Chemistry and one on Physics and Engineering.
• Techniquest Glyndwr commits to raising aspirations and encouraging girls in the uptake of STEM subjects through the Gender Equality project.

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techUK Women in Tech
techUK Women in Tech

techUK Women in Tech

• techUK commits to supporting the aims of the call to action and will champion women in technology with 850 technology companies of all sizes, from large multinational firms to SMEs to new start ups.
• techUK commits to launching a 'WalkTall' programme in Summer 2014, which will help women who have left the tech industry after a career break to return to the workforce.
• techUK commits to challenging industry to share best practice relating to their female population, including through the techUK award for championing women in tech.
• techUK commits, as a partner of Code Club, to sustaining its 40% female participation rate through recruiting industry volunteers involved in running Code Clubs right across the UK.

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Teentech
Teentech

Teentech

• Teentech commits to running 12 TeenTech events for over 400 schools
• Teentech commits to running the National TeenTech Awards to encourage female participation in tech subjects
• Teentech commits to develop a new strand of events for parents so they can better advise on the reality of opportunities in technology and engineering careers.

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Thames Tideway Tunnel
Thames Tideway Tunnel

Thames Tideway Tunnel

• Thames Tideway Tunnel commits to doubling the number of STEM ambassadors over the next two years.
• Thames Tideway Tunnel commits to an increase of 10% in the proportion of female STEM ambassadors by 2015.
• Thames Tideway Tunnel commits to launching a Women in Engineering media competition in London schools in Autumn 2014.
• Thames Tideway Tunnel commits to maintaining an equal gender balance in its work experience placements as far as reasonably practicable.
• Thames Tideway Tunnel commits to increasing promotion of graduate and trainee positions with a view to encouraging a greater proportion of applicants from women from the 2013 baseline.

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The Centre for Alternative Technology
The Centre for Alternative Technology

The Centre for Alternative Technology

• The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) commits to engaging over 10,000 women and girls in exploring climate science and sustainable technologies.
• The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) commits to hosting 1,000 school girls in our Eco-Cabins - an immersive residential learning environment in which children monitor and control their own energy and water use.
• The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) commits to ensuring female role models deliver climate change communications and information on sustainable technologies to schools and families.

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The ICE
The ICE

The ICE

• The ICE commits to delivering two events for schools and colleges addressing gender and ethnic diversity in civil engineering in each of ICE's twelve regions.
• The ICE commits to reviewing its promotional materials to ensure female representation and appropriate messaging.
• The ICE commits to delivering ICE's QUEST scholarship scheme supporting civil engineers at university with company-linked placements.

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The Institute of Physics
The Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics

• The Institute of Physics commits to launching three new projects to determine how to overcome the barriers to girls progressing to A-level Physics
• The Institute of Physics working with the National College of Teaching and Leadership and the Department for Education to improve teacher recruitment and retention
• The Institute of Physics improving gender friendliness in university physics departments by continuing our work with Project Juno.

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The Look Out Discovery Centre
The Look Out Discovery Centre

The Look Out Discovery Centre

• The Look Out Discovery Centre commits inviting women and girls to explore science and engineering through our science exhibitions building family science capital.
• The Look Out Discovery Centre commits striving to ensure all our science programmes and exhibitions appeal equally to both genders.
• The Look Out Discovery Centre commits having female science role models on our staff delivering the physical sciences and engineering to schools and families.

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The Met Office
The Met Office

The Met Office

• The Met Office commits to inspiring young people through a programme of STEM engagement and work experience for the next three years
• The Met Office commits to providing 70 work experience placements
• The Met Office commits to running four Science Camps providing an engaging and scientific 'night to remember' for Year 7 students

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The Royal Society
The Royal Society

The Royal Society

• The Royal Society commits to continue and possibly expand the Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship scheme, the University Research Fellowship and the Sir Henry Dale Fellowship schemes.
• The Royal Society commits to carry out a self-assessment of the Society using the criteria of the Athena SWAN scheme.
• The Royal Society commits to ensure that any panel at a Society meeting, lecture, or other event includes female members.

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The Women's Security Society
The Women's Security Society

The Women's Security Society

• The Womens Security Society (WSS) commits to championing women into technology and engineering with our 400+ members and cascade information to them through our communication channels.
• The Womens Security Society (WSS) commits to promoting cybersecurity careers, in particular, to our members.
• The Womens Security Society (WSS) commits to supporting a national campaign.

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Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

• Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum commits to working with Girl Guiding UK to develop activities that encourage girls to engage in science as a part of their cultural experiences.
• Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum commits to running our Meet the Expert programme to connect scientists with young people and their families.
• Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum commits to engaging 100,000 women and girls to explore science and engineering through our science exhibitions building family science capital.

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Transport for London
Transport for London

Transport for London

TfL commits to creating Apprenticeship Consortiums to focus on attracting young people, particularly women, into apprenticeships, working in partnership with local girls’ schools.

 

TfL commits to increasing the number of women over the next three years in our graduate and apprenticeship schemes. Currently 32% of our graduates and 30% of our apprentices are women.

 

TfL commits to maintaining our school engagement and education activities which include running six Inspire Engineering days during National Women in Engineering Day and our sponsorship of the Royal Greenwich University Technical College.

 

TfL commits to running a pilot of the Springboard Women’s Development Programme, which will bring professional women together to help them develop the confidence and skills needed to succeed.

 

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UBS
UBS

UBS

• UBS commits to sponsoring a Chair in Maths or Physics for the next three years.

• UBS employee volunteers commit to continuing to help students in Hackney to increase their attainment in Maths and Science by giving their time and skills: activities will range from weekly numeracy 1-2-1 sessions for Year 7s, Physics and Maths mentors for 'A' level students, facilitating workshops on the application of Maths in the workplace and ICT workshops.

• UBS commits to continuing to support the Cisco courses at the Bridge Academy in Hackney and aims to offer all students a relevant work placement in our Group Technology Department. This is in addition to the 100 work placements we currently offer each year to students from Hackney Read more
UCL
UCL

UCL

• UCL commits to recruiting and retaining more female staff and students in Science, Engineering and Technology.
• UCL commits to sharing examples of best practice on gender and equality through UCL's Equality action planning programme.
• UCL commits to ensuring that the talent of UCL female staff are reflected in the composition of its Professoriate.

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UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres
UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres

UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres

• The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres commits to asking science centres and museums to run activities to inspire girls with the physical sciences, and explore ways of encouraging families to support girls to aspire to careers in engineering and technology.
• The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres commits to hosting a one-day event bringing together academic experts with science engagement practitioners to review evidence on which strategies work to inspire girls.

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UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)
UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)

UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)

• UKCES commits to work in partnership with campaign signatories to align message for maximum effect, for example by timing relevant activity to support Tomorrows Engineers Week and National Science and Engineering Week
• UKCES commits to supporting the national campaign by sharing research

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Ukie - The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment
Ukie - The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment

Ukie - The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment

• UKIE commits to doubling the number of female Video Game Ambassadors to 36 in total.
• UKIE commits to increasing the number of women industry speakers at major games conferences.
• UKIE, as part of the Digital Schoolhouse project, commits to working with the best teachers to address the gender-divide in computing from primary school onwards (currently on 7% of Computing A-levels are taken by girls) by creating specific lessons and resources to support learning.

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University Alliance
University Alliance

University Alliance

• University Alliance commits to working with its members - who together have 28% of technology and engineering undergraduate students in the UK - to champion the campaign.
• University Alliance commits to using its position as a leading voice in Higher Education policy to champion the campaign through events and thought pieces.

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University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

• University of Birmingham commits to hosting a Girls STEM Day for girls in Year 9.
• University of Birmingham commits to inspiring female Year 11 students interested in engineering at an Engineering Taster Day.
• University of Birmingham commits to aiming to increase the female student population in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences - currently at 27%.

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University of Bradford
University of Bradford

University of Bradford

• The University of Bradford commits to creating a network of female academics and professionals in computing, engineering and technology.
• The University of Bradford commits to setting-up learning partnerships between girls in targeted schools and female STEM students.
• The University of Bradford commits to submitting its first application for the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

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University of Bristol
University of Bristol

University of Bristol

• The University of Bristol commits to funding 50% of an academic post with an industry partner to promote women in Engineering and Technology.
• Bristol commits to increasing its 30% female attendance target to 40% at its annual Headstart Summer School.
• Bristol commits to running a 'Women in Engineering' panel event for students.

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University of Leicester
University of Leicester

University of Leicester

The University commits to:

  • Development and delivery of innovative outreach and schools engagement activities designed to attract more females into Science, Engineering and Technology.
  • Maintaining its commitment to national campaigns for engaging women in Science, Engineering and Technology including Your Life, the Athena SWAN Charter, Aurora Leadership Programme and Sponsorship of Leicester’s Daphne Jackson Fellowship Scheme.
  • Developing proactive strategies to recruit and retain more female staff and students in Science, Engineering and Technology.
  • Development and sharing examples of best practice on gender and equality through its commitment to the Athena SWAN Charter and the Gender Charter Mark.
  • Continuation of initiatives to develop the careers of female staff and to increase the female representation within the Professoriate through its commitment to programmes such as the Aurora Leadership Programme and internal cascade of these principles.
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University of Manchester
University of Manchester

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester commits to organising a 'Girls into Physics' day on campus.
Manchester commits to increasing DragonFly Day participation to 60 Year 8 /9 girls to explore STEM subjects on campus.
Manchester commits to engaging in teacher-led action research to explore a range of ways to enrich the teaching and learning of STEM in Schools.

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University of Oxford
University of Oxford

University of Oxford

• The University of Oxford commits to enhancing its STEM outreach activities with schools, teachers, students and parents to encourage more young women to embark on technology based degree courses.
• The University of Oxford commits to changing academic staff and student culture to increase the profile of women undergraduates in STEM subjects.

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University of Sheffield
University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

• The University of Sheffield commits to running a national teachers' conference to educate teachers about engineering options.
• The University of Sheffield commits to reviewing degree titles to make more appealing to potential female students.
• The University of Sheffield commits to addressing unconscious bias in the recruitment of female staff and promoting flexible working options.

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University of Southampton
University of Southampton

University of Southampton

• University of Southampton commits to expanding its Dragonfly Day to encourage more Year 9 female students to consider careers in science and engineering.
• Southampton commits to hosting•Women in Engineering" seminars at open days to encourage women to study engineering and STEM subjects.
• Southampton commits to delivering talks at the Women's Institute to engage mothers and grandmothers in STEM subjects.

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Ursuline High School
Ursuline High School

Ursuline High School

• Ursuline High School commits to all Year 9 students taking part in workshops delivered by MyKindaCrowd with Tata Consultancy about careers in Computing.
• Ursuline High School commits to running a careers networking event for 210 Year 9 students with inspiring professionals from Technology and Engineering industries.
• Ursuline High School commits to establishing an after school 'Code Club'.

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Veolia
Veolia

Veolia

• Veolia commits to visiting at least 20 universities across the UK by the end of 2014 to promote STEM careers to women at Veolia ranging from bio-chemistry to mechanical engineering and from soil scientists to chemical analytics.
• Veolia commits to increasing the percentage of women at all levels of the business through genuine engagement by building on existing relationships with organisations including the Employers Network for Equality, the London Business School Women in Business conference and Business in the Community.

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W5
W5

W5

• W5 commits to developing a special series of 'Fantastic Females' events for girls focused on different areas of science, engineering and technology.
• W5 commits to running workshops and activities for Brownies and Guides, including Science Investigator workshops for Brownies.
• W5 commits to investigating how the organisation can engage with parents and key influencers to encourage the uptake of girls studying STEM.

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Walsall College
Walsall College

Walsall College

  • Walsall College commits to working in partnership with local employers, schools and external agencies to ensure that females are informed and inspired by the STEM based career options open to them.
  • Walsall College commits to increasing the numbers of females from across our community studying Engineering and Construction courses as well as accessing Apprenticeship opportunities to remove any perceived barriers in industry.
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Warwick Manufacturing Group
Warwick Manufacturing Group

Warwick Manufacturing Group

• Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) commits to engaging children from low representation groups in higher education.
• Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) commits to including a focus on positive female role models in recruitment materials and evaluate the effects against applications.
• Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) commits to ensuring there is female representation on all interview panels.

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Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

• The Wellcome Trust commits to continue to fund and work with the National Science Learning Centre, in partnership with government and industry, to ensure that Science Learning Centre professional development courses help teachers deliver the most appropriate STEM education to girls and young women.
• The Wellcome Trust commits to strongly encourage appropriate employees and grant holders to sign up for 'Speakers for Schools' and STEMNET.

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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

• The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute commits to championing the STEM potential of genomics highlighting recent technological advances in the field and the range of careers that will unfold as genomic research progresses
• The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute commits to engaging with young people through campus visits, online resources, teacher training and curriculum development

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WISE
WISE

WISE

• WISE commits to working in partnership with our corporate members, members of the Royal Academy of Engineering's Diversity leadership group and other partners in a strategic alliance to take forward joint initiatives to increase and sustain the pipeline of female talent in the UK STEM workforce.

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Women in Nuclear UK
Women in Nuclear UK

Women in Nuclear UK

• Women in Nuclear UK commits to host at least 6 events in 2014 which will help raise awareness of the contribution women make to industry and provide a forum for networking.
• Women in Nuclear UK commits to actively exchange good practice with other UK professional women's associations and with appropriate international groups on at least 6 occasions in 2014.
• Women in Nuclear UK commits to participate in both 'Big Bang' and 'Inspiring the Future' to promote STEM careers to young women and girls in 2014.

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Women in Rail
Women in Rail

Women in Rail

• Women in Rail commits to increasing the number of women being mentored to up to 100 as part of the Women in Rail Mentoring Programme by December 2015. The programme is designed to help women within the rail industry have access to senior industry professionals for advice and guidance on furthering their career.
• Women in Rail commits to partnering with like-minded organisations to jointly deliver 40 university presentations aimed at showcasing the breadth of opportunities offered by the UK rail industry by December 2015, so as to inspire young people to consider a career in the rail sector.
• Women in Rail commits to identifying 10 female role models within the sector by December 2014 who demonstrate why the rail sector is an attractive option for women who are looking for exciting career opportunities with the possibility of progression, so as to inspire more young women to consider a career in rail.
• Women in Rail commits to gathering the necessary data by June 2015 to build a strong business case for improving gender diversity within the rail industry and to demonstrate to industry stakeholders and undertakings the benefits of promoting gender diversity by adopting diversity as a business strategy.

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Women in Security
Women in Security

Women in Security

• Women in Security commits to raising the profile of women IT security experts via its mentoring scheme.
• Women in Security commits to actively promoting role models in the industry.
• Women in Security commits to helping promote the IT security profession's image and attractiveness amongst female students.

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Women's Engineering Society
Women's Engineering Society

Women's Engineering Society

• The Women's Engineering Society (WES) commits to support female engineering students and connect them to industry by holding at least one Student Conference annually and help set up Student Engineering Network Groups in universities.
• The Women's Engineering Society (WES) commits to promote engineering to schools through our national outreach activity Magnificent Women and their Flying Machines and provide outreach support to schools through career events and school activities.

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Works Management
Works Management

Works Management

• Works Management commits to launching the Females in Factories campaign to champion the hugely rewarding careers on offer to young women entering manufacturing.
• Works Management commits to featuring female manufacturing managers in the magazine to inspire its female readers.
• Works Management commits to aiming to develop 25 female manufacturing champions to go out into local schools.

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WSP
WSP

WSP

For 2014 we will focus specifically on gender equality and inclusion which will mean parity on attrition and targeting 10% female membership of the senior leadership team by 2017.

In order to strengthen our talent pipeline we will also target:

  • Doubling the proportion of females in our apprentice intake to 25% by 2020
  • Increasing the proportion of females in our graduate intake by a quarter to 40%, by 2020.

We will engage with young people through our Launchpad schools engagement programme to help achieve these objectives.

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