A small group of girls from Year 9 were given the opportunity to visit a huge new development in the centre of Leeds called Wellington Place. This is an office development, including retail, leisure and residential, and when it is complete there will be 12,000 people working there. The girls were taken around different offices, which included the Google offices. The aim was to raise aspirations and look for different career opportunities for the future. There were opportunities to work alongside many different women in leadership roles within the offices, from apprentices to CEOs.

“I liked how it was very female empowering and we got to see a different kind of office environment.”

“It helped me realise that office jobs are not boring, and there are so many exciting job opportunities that you don’t realise.”