DATES FOR 2019 BT YOUNG SCIENTIST & TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION ANNOUNCED

DATES FOR 2019 BT YOUNG SCIENTIST & TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION ANNOUNCED

Students across the island of Ireland begin work on their projects 1200 employees surveyed across different sectors   72% of STEM employees reported high job satisfaction rate BT Ireland today launched the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE), which will take place from the 9th – 12th January 2019 in Dublin. The leading Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Exhibition is calling on students to begin brainstorming and thinking of ideas before the application deadline in September. To mark the announcement, BT Ireland commissioned a survey of more than 1200 workers across the island of Ireland to identify current sentiment and attitudes towards sectors of employment. The research revealed that 77% of STEM employees said they were inspired by their work. Further positive results for the STEM sector showed that nearly 72% of respondents were either satisfied or highly satisfied in their job and 61% expected a salary increase of 10-20% in the coming few years. The expected salary increases are ahead of the Finance sector (50%), Health (62%), Humanities (22%) and Education (35%). However, the research also revealed that only 8% of those working in STEM roles had completed an apprenticeship or internship to get into their current role in comparison to other industries such as Law and the Humanities, where 27% had entered the workplace in this way. With demand for STEM employees on the increase, the findings indicate more entry level opportunities are needed to increase the pipeline of people training to work in the STEM industry. The research highlighted that STEM employees in Galway (95%) are more satisfied with their jobs than their...
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