On 28 March, the German energy technology provider Doosan Lentjes participated in a country-wide initiative called “Girls’ Day”. It is a day where young girls are inspired to focus on scientific, technical, engineering and maths (STEM) disciplines.
Ten girls were welcomed at the company’s premises to discover the global plant engineering business.
The pupils aged between 14 and 16 experienced, via “virtual reality”, a walkthrough of a waste-to-energy plant, which enabled them to get a deeper understanding of the processes and technologies applied.
During a physical visit to a pilot plant near the office, the young women were given a detailed 1:12 scale insight into the processes of a power plant. To get an idea of the practical work, in the afternoon, the girls visited the engineering departments, including process, layout, mechanical, and electrical.
With its engagement in the Girls’ Day, Doosan Lentjes aims at developing young female professionals of tomorrow, which is a critical success factor in times of an increasing lack of skilled people.
In this context, Roland Muszkiewicz, Head of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), says: “The competition for talented minds will become ever more intense in the future and women will play a key role in meeting the increasing demand for skilled people. To ensure that our business can grow sustainably, it is essential to motivate girls to start a career in STEM subjects.
“The Girls’ Day offers a good platform to show young women that engineering is a versatile profession with high levels of responsibility, creativity and flexibility. With us, the girls had the chance to talk to and exchange with a number of women holding technological positions. In doing so, the pupils have learned that engineering disciplines are not an exclusive man’s business, but provide suitable career opportunities for women.”
Doosan Lentjes is pleased to secure its technological leadership within the industry with its talent promotion programme. This helps to remain an innovative provider of safe and sustainable energy generation solutions covering future demands.