A commitment has been made by Veolia to visit at least 20 universities across the UK by the end of the year to encourage more female students to consider science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers.
After signing up to the Government’s Your Life campaign, Veolia will show female students its STEM career paths including biochemistry, mechanical engineering, soil science and chemical analytics.
It has also pledged to further increase the percentage of women at all levels in its business through genuine engagement with organisations such as the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion, the Women in Business Club at London Business School and the Inspiring Women Campaign.
Veolia UK and Ireland executive vice-president Estelle Brachlianoff said: “This initiative is critically needed. Veolia employs 14,000 people in the UK and we are looking for more female STEM graduates to fill these roles.
“Women represent half the population and we need to get better at engaging them, particularly when they are making important choices about their career path. This initiative is not just good for women, but UK Plc overall.”