The Maynard's 'Jobs for the Girls' deemed a resounding success

PUBLISHED: 16:39 12 October 2012 | UPDATED: 22:04 20 February 2013

The Maynard's 'Jobs for the Girls' deemed a resounding success

The Maynard's 'Jobs for the Girls' deemed a resounding success

Attendance figures surpass expectations.

150 Girls from secondary schools in and around Exeter attended Jobs for the Girls, a careers fair with a difference, at The Maynard School on Tuesday to find out about alternative career paths for women. This marks the biggest turn-out yet for this increasingly popular event.

Among the female speakers were a Lieutenant Commander from the Royal Navy, a general surgeon and a neurorobotics researcher, all of whom gave inspiring, informative talks. The careers fair comprised stands for colleges and universities as well as the speakers and visiting girls were able to receive advice on pursuing traditionally male-dominated careers. The Maynard School Headmistress, Ms Hughes, said: Jobs for the Girls represents an extremely successful way to educate girls about alternative career paths. We look forward to holding the event again in 2014.

The Maynard School created the Jobs for the Girls event in 2009 in response to ongoing research which shows that women are still under-represented in many fields of engineering, technology and the physical sciences, and are often lower paid than male jobs requiring a similar level of education and skills.

For more details please contact Caroline Patterson, Marketing and Development Manager on 01392 355980 or

The Maynard School, Denmark Road, Exeter, EX1 1SJ

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