New Podcast Launched to Encourage Young People to Consider STEM Careers

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Our new podcast, Technotalks, aims to entertain and inform young people about the careers available to them in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths sectors. Each week, inspiring people in STEM careers will discuss what their job involves, their career path and the exciting new technology in their field.

Laura Roberts, our USW Regional Coordinator, will host the podcast, interviewing guests from around Wales and beyond about their roles in STEM.

The podcast follows the success of our GiST programme, a series of webinars where women in STEM show schoolchildren their offices and discuss their jobs before answering questions posed to them by attendees. With over 300 registered attendees since its launch in September, the programme has gained a large following. The podcast aims to bring the same advice to audiences on-the-go so that they can listen freely in their own time.

Episodes will be released weekly during term times and each episode will be around half an hour in length. The podcast is suitable for 11-18 year old girls in Wales, but the show will be available to a much wider audience through and all major streaming platforms including Spotify and iTunes.


Episode 1 | Friday 11th June
Stephanie Howarth, Chief Statistician for Wales, talks to Laura about her love of statistics and how busy she has been over the last year! We also discuss the BBC micro:bit and how you can use it to develop your coding skills.

Episode 2 | Friday 18th June
Laura chats to the Technocamps Delivery Officers about their career paths and why they love working at Technocamps! We also chat about the block-based visual programming language, Scratch. 

Episode 3 | Friday 25th June
Yn yr episod Cymraeg hon, mae ein Swyddog Addysgu Nia yn siarad â Lowri Joyce, Rheolwr Rhanddeiliaid Trafnidiaeth Cymru, am ei rol. Yna, rydyn ni’n trafod argraffu 3D yn ein hadran dechnoleg. [This episode was recorded through the medium of Welsh.]

Episode 4 | Friday 2nd July
Want to work in medicine, but not keen on being a doctor? Find out about MedTech and Medical Physics with Engineer Carly Nettleford and Medical Physicist Natalie Abbott. In our tech section, we chat about the new LEGO SPIKE Prime robotics kit. For more info on working in Medical Physics, go to 

Episode 5 | Friday 9th July
We talk to Lorna Bolton, the Commercial Director at Greenaway Scott law firm, about her unusual route into STEM. She studied law and now specialises in legal cases involving science and technology. We also discuss AR technologies in our tech section.

Episode 6 | Friday 16th July
In the final episode of the series, we meet Freya and Louise from MadeTech and ask them all about their roles in the technology industry! We then chat about the future of technology…