How we’re kick-starting STEM careers for women

How we’re kick-starting STEM careers for women

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Maria Whittingham, pupil recruitment supervisor at CGI, embraced a golden opportunity 5 years ago whenever she embarked for a degree apprenticeship that is sponsored.

Gaining a debt-free, BA (Hons) level while simultaneously gaining valuable work experience with us had been, inside her own words, “invaluable”. Now, 5 years on, we talk to Maria to learn exactly exactly exactly what life is similar to at CGI.

You work with a male-dominated industry sector – exactly how has CGI ensured you are feeling welcome when you look at the environment that is working?

We have always experienced supported at CGI.

We joined up with in 2014 in the degree apprenticeship that is sponsored. Initially, I became concerned me would be limited that i’d miss out on the social side of university or that the network of people with similar interests to.

I needn’t have worried! There’s lots going on at CGI. For instance, the recreations and club that is social which organises enjoyable tasks where you could satisfy like-minded individuals, in addition to ‘working together’ initiatives into the workplaces. Read more