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How Amy started work as a scientist

Posted on Career planning, Environment, Jobs, internships and work experience, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Wales

It’s International Women and Girls in Science day on 11 February, so here’s a story about how we helped Amy, an Environmental Sciences student, get work experience. Amy was disillusioned after 15 years working as a chef, and so she embarked on OU study to change her life.

Watch Amy tell her story in the first of a series of video diaries she made for other OU students. She’s currently half-way through a 12-month placement with the Field Studies Council (FSC).

Amy has also written about another paid 10-week internship we helped her get with Greenwillows Associates Ltd funded by Santander Universities.

If you’ve been inspired by Amy’s story, download Practical work experience for careers linked to Science for tips. You can see what other students have done with their OU study on our website.

Find your own internship

You can find internships, work placements, jobs, schemes and more on OpportunityHub. Keep an eye out for more articles like this coming up, as we’ll be telling more stories about OU students’ who’ve become #OUCareerConfident with internships and catching up with Amy again.

Support women in STEM

Join Equate Scotland’s #thisiswhataSTEMINISTlookslike campaign. Only 25% of the STEM sector are women. This is a waste of talent and opportunity not only for women, but for Scotland and an industry that will only become bigger and more important in the future. Equate Scotland are asking you to post a photo of yourself in you ‘STEM’ environment using their hashtag. Those who post a photograph will automatically be submitted into their photography awards.

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