O2 in celebration of National Women in Engineering Day

O2 are set to open their doors in celebration of National Women in Engineering Day on Thursday 23rd June.

Inviting 30 high school students to visit their Slough office, O2 are hosting a day full of activity to show young adults what a career in telecoms and technology really entails.

O2 will host a variety of speakers throughout the day, giving students an insight into the day to day life within the industry. Students will get to ask the speakers questions throughout the day, including the opportunity to speak with them in a more informal setting during a networking lunch. Students will also get to see how O2’s network infrastructure works through group activities, and be able to check out some new cutting edge technologies from the Lab at O2. Experts will also be on hand to offer students career advice and tips on everything from interview technique to CV writing, plus there will be a tour of the office so that students can really get a feel for the working environment

“Technology is an exciting industry to be in,” says Jennifer Rigby, Head of Channels and Innovation at O2.  “Our aim is to help ensure that everyone who wants to work in technology can do so, regardless of their gender, age, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, or disability. We need people from all walks of life, including women, to drive innovation and push technology forward together.”

O2 are actively engaged in supporting diversity and see it as an important part of success. With a diverse workforce producing a range of innovative, relevant and ultimately superior products and services, O2 recognises the importance of diversity and plays an active role in promoting gender equality.

From pushing out various initiative programmes such as TechStars and Step Into Stem, which are aimed at introducing 10 year old girls to coding- to supporting women back into the workplace after a career break, O2 are working with men and women at every stage of their education and career to ensure the support is there to enable everyone to be successful, regardless of gender.