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  • Who had no idea what they wanted to do when they were at school? Whose favourite subject was art?
  • Who plays piano? Who has worked in 7 different countries?

Challenge stereotypes about what skills are important in jobs in STEM, who does particular jobs, routes into careers and what jobs in STEM involve. In STEM, jobs are accessible to all, there is a job for whoever you are and they are for everyone.

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Alex Reed, Graduate Software Engineer, BBC

Alex makes mobile apps, websites, and software for computers.

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Aneesha Naushad Ali, Senior Electrical and Instrumentation engineer, Orsted

Aneesha is responsible for the design and construction of low voltage services on projects.

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Benjamin Whiting, Software Engineer, BBC

Benjamin makes computer software and decides on ways of getting that software to the BBC’s audience.

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Cherry Halfyard, Project Engineer, Newcleo

Cherry helps to coordinate other engineers to ensure projects are completed on time and to a high standard.

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Fiona Ng, Signalling Designer, Network Rail

Fiona designs signalling systems to meet specific requirements and comply with safety standards.

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Jadé Olaibi, Management Consultant, AtkinsRéalis

Jadé supports project managers with controlling the finances for projects to ensure they meet targets and stay within budgets

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Joseph Dean, Civil Engineering Technician, Systra

Joseph models railway infrastructure on computers for it to be built in real life, including visiting sites and taking measurements and photographs.

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Kamile Ziuryte, Graduate Project Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover.

Kamile designs, tests and manages various parts of future vehicles.

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Katie Harbach, Patent Examiner, Intellectual Property Officer

Katie reads patent applications on biotechnology and decides if they are new and inventive before granting them.

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Olivia Clayton, Electrical Prototype Engineering Apprentice, Jaguar Land Rover

Olivia designs and develops test cases, and prototypes, focusing on electrical components, for prerelease vehicles.