Young women should be encouraged to take on STEM subjects - Dupont

Thornhill College Girls Grammar School pupils Hannah Auld and Hannah Surman get careers advice from Sean Godfery from DuPont.


Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography
Thornhill College Girls Grammar School pupils Hannah Auld and Hannah Surman get careers advice from Sean Godfery from DuPont. Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography

Employees from DuPont in Derry have attended a special careers event in Thornhill College offering practical advice for young people on their chosen careers.

Operations supervisor Sean Godfery said: “It is very important that young women are encouraged to take more of an interest in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) subjects and I hope that by talking to them about a career in engineering they realise that it is rewarding with fantastic prospects.

Thornhill College Girls Grammar School pupils Orlaith McCay, Eva Doyle, and Lia Paitry get careers advice from Sean Godfery from DuPont.


Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography

Thornhill College Girls Grammar School pupils Orlaith McCay, Eva Doyle, and Lia Paitry get careers advice from Sean Godfery from DuPont. Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography

“As a company, we regularly reach out to schools, offering prizes for STEM related tasks as well as creating our own competitions, so we are constantly engaging with young minds and hopefully inspiring them to choose a job in this field.

“I would encourage anyone, male or female, who wants to learn more about working as an engineer, to speak to their teacher or a careers advisor and get more information about what is possible.,” concluded Sean.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.

The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.