Careers visit to UKFast
This week our career leaders were given the opportunity to visit UKFast Campus. They were invited by Arlene Bulfin, the People Development Manager at UKFast. The objective of the visit was to create an awareness in the IT and digital careers for girls.UK Fast is the largest privately-owned hosting provider in the UK, earning over 16 years’ experience in cloud technology and dedicated hosting. It is UK’s leading managed hosting and colocation providers to some of Britain’s best – loved brands The company’s focus is providing the highest levels of service possible and earning life-long loyalty from their customers. UKFast Campus has been designed with the creative, digital and tech communities in mind.
The career leaders met Arlene and were given a tour of the building.They visited each department from ethical hackers to the marketing and sales team. They learned about the business and the working life at the campus. The state of the art building blew the girls away which included a slide, thinking and sleeping pods, gaming room & a chillaxing room. Arlene discussed the role of women in technology and her key piece of advice to the girls is to” Know your worth and confidence is key!”
The visit sparked a lot of interest in the IT careers and UKFast have kindly offered a work experience opportunity to one of our Y10 students for next year.