Join us in celebrating Ada Lovelace Day 2018

27 September 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant is celebrating Ada Lovelace Day on 9th October 2018 and we invite you to get involved too.

Painting of Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace Day honours and promotes the achievements of women who work in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

The aim is to encourage girls to go into STEM careers and support those already working in these fields.

Named after the first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace Day is marked by events all over the world.

Who was Ada Lovelace?

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was an English mathematician who worked on the general purpose mechanical computer.

She was the first person to realise that the machine could do more than just calculations and created the first algorithm.

How we’re celebrating

On 9th October we’ll be opening the doors of two of our centres to female students of all ages in Liverpool and Bristol.

Throughout the day students will have the chance to visit a blood centre, see demonstrations of the careers at NHS Blood and Transplant and listen to talks by inspirational women working in STEM.

STEM careers at NHS Blood and Transplant

A scientist takes some boxes out of a freezerWorking for NHS Blood and Transplant helps save lives.

We offer a variety of STEM roles throughout the country including research, lab analysis, medical, ICT, statistics and behavioural science.

Visit our careers pages to search for jobs and find out more about working for us.