North East colleagues hosted stands at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fairs at Northumbria University and Teeside University, attended by over 2000 local school children aged 9 - 16 year olds. The fairs are the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.
We ran a technology quiz around gadgets over the years to show how technology had evolved, from the first electronic calculator to VR technology. After the quiz Capgemini employees spoke about real world applications of some technologies and projects they have been working on.
Both events, aiming to show young people the exciting and rewarding opportunities out there for them with the right experience and qualifications, were excellent opportunities to give a snapshot view into the world of tech and digital.
It was an excellent way to engage with so many schools across the region. We had 100s and 100s of young people visit our stall, and our simple quiz challenge was a hit. I was particularly pleased about getting the Capgemini name out there and promote our fantastic Degree Apprenticeship programme too in a region where we don’t have a big footprint but where there is a lot of talent. Hopefully we gave the young people a really great insight into tech careers and get them thinking about their futures.