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International Women’s Day

As part of International Women’s Day a number of Year 10 girls visited Graham Construction, who are the main contractor building the new nuclear submarine engine factory in Derby.  The day focussed on challenging stereotypes of working in construction, and involved a site induction, talk on job opportunities and prospects for women, as well as highlighting a number of current, successful, high ranking women employees within the company. Following an excellent lunch the girls were treated to a guided site tour, a ‘people like me’ activity and a networking opportunity with female employees, finding out about their career paths, roles and aspirations. Thank you to all concerned for an enjoyable and informative day.