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Inspiring a generation of girls to discover the future through STEM

Pretty Curious aims to inspire teenage girls to imagine a future where they use STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths - to help make a difference.

Our programme of activities aims to change the perception of STEM subjects and address the reasons girls are being put off.

We want to open their eyes to the varied career opportunities available if they pursue STEM subjects at school and beyond.

Watch video: EDF Energy Pretty Curious film (extended cut)

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Why Pretty Curious is so important

Reaching undiscovered STEM talent

Currently just one in seven people working in STEM today in the UK is a woman [4].

Both challenges present an opportunity for us to reach out to a pool of undiscovered STEM talent.

We're hoping to increase our intake of female STEM graduates and apprentices to 30% by 2018.  This is an ambitious target, and one we're committed to dedicating resources and programmes, like Pretty Curious, to reach.

Getting girls interested in STEM will not just help us reach our targets but could also help avoid a STEM workforce shortage in years to come.

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Register your interest for Pretty Curious events

Our Pretty Curious events and workshops give girls the opportunity to discover the amazing possibilities with STEM first-hand.

Girls will be able to take part in hands-on STEM experiences using the latest virtual reality (VR) technology, talk to inspirational women in STEM careers, and create their own smart inventions.

If you want to more information on how to attend complete the short form and we'll be in touch.

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Please note: spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Other ways we're helping get young people into STEM

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Inspired to learn

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For schools

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Work with us

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Sources

[1] Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), 2015

[2] Skills Funding Agency, Apprenticeship Achievements by framework code, level and gender 2002/3-2013/14

[3] Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: The Talent Pipeline from Classroom to Boardroom, July 2015

[4] Labour Force Survey, Office for National Statistics, August 2016