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A STEM for girls’ event was held at the Dunn School on the evening of 14 December 2016, following the “shock” of zero female applicants for an electrical apprenticeship position advertised earlier in the year.

Two women scientists

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers event was attended by 36 fourteen to sixteen year old girls drawn from state schools across Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Head of Department Matthew Freeman said: “It was a shock that an electrical apprenticeship at the Dunn School would attract no female applicants at all. This situation shouldn’t be arising today and I hope this event helps lead to applicants from young women in future.”

Commenting on the success of the event, organiser, Human Resources Manager, Frances Wright said: “At the end of the evening the girls were buzzing and saying science was cool. I think it went really well.”

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