Eserv Celebrate The International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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With today being The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we asked Senior 3D Applications Engineer Rachel Duncan about her experiences working in the technology industry.

Q. Tell us about what you do at Eserv.

A. I am a Senior 3D Applications Engineer, specialising in data processing. Only one month into my role, I am really enjoying working in such an inclusive team, where fresh perspectives and new ideas are truly appreciated and taken on board.

Q. What made you choose a career in science?

A. I heard a radio program years ago about how few women there were in science and became immediately interested. I grew up playing competitive football at a time when not many other girls did. I loved being a bit different and challenging myself to exceed expectations. I studied Architecture at University, so I knew I was technically minded. A career in data seemed like the perfect fit. A lack of women in the field only made me more determined to do well!

Q. What is the biggest myth about the industry?

A. It’s the belief that you ‘can’t have it all’. The truth is a career in science can still be flexible and moulded to suit your own life and needs.

Q. What would you say to other women interested in a STEM career?

A. Don’t be scared to push yourself and just go for it. I think a career in science is so rewarding, don’t be deterred from entering what might be considered a male-dominated industry. I have loved the freedom and creativity that my career has given me.

Q. What aspect of your current role are you enjoying the most?

A. Every day is different and presents new challenges. I am really enjoying delivering for our clients and seeing first-hand the benefits of using Eserv’s technology platform. It is exciting to be able to contribute my ideas in the adoption of new technologies and make a difference to the future of the energy industry.