GeoSLAM is embracing a culture of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), taking the first step by attending the East Leake Academy Careers Fair on 15th March 2018.
The event was attended by employers, universities, colleges and training providers and aimed to provide students from age 12 to 18 with opportunities to explore their career options. It enabled them to talk to people from a variety of sectors about jobs they were interested in and to inspire them about exciting careers they may not have considered before.
Over 60 students attended the event with their parents and were given the opportunity to find out more about our exciting SLAM technology whilst finding out more about the roles we employ.
Jason, our Embedded Software Engineer is concerned that not enough young people know about his role and said;
“This was a fantastic opportunity for me to get out and talk to young people about an exciting and rewarding career and how they could be at the forefront of technology as we move to a more connected world. There has never been a better time to consider a career in software and electronic engineering.”
GeoSLAM is planning a range of initiatives to embed CSR. These include delivering activities in schools to help improve employability skills and raise aspirations and working in partnership with universities to offer placements to undergraduates and PhD students. GeoSLAM also plans to contribute to the wider community and have started discussions with local charities and voluntary sector organisations to look at providing resources which may include staff time for literacy support in schools or business mentoring.
Rachel Reynolds was recently appointed as Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and said;
“We want to take GeoSLAM into the community and share the knowledge, skills and passion we have for science and technology. Getting involved in this event helped us to tell young people about exciting opportunities within the company and to inspire them about careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).”