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Employer: Elvie

Who Are They?

Elvie is a company that is dedicated to improving the lives of women around the world. They approach problems from a woman’s perspective and solve these problems as engineers, scientists and designers to create new products and solutions which support women.

Some of the products they have developed include  the world’s first silent wearable breast pump, small enough to stay hidden underneath clothing. Many women find this ideal because it is discrete and they are able to pump breast milk at any time.

They also design a product to support women with bladder control and to speed up postnatal recovery, which has collected more than 11 awards worldwide and is recommended by NHS professionals.


To design, develop and make Femtech products requires a lot of different STEM, and non-STEM, based roles.

Among the different roles at Elvie are:

  • Design Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Head of IT and security
  • Logistics lead
  • Product Designer
  • Data Scientist

Although based in the UK, Elvie is a global company, so there could be opportunities to travel.

You can see what current vacancies Elvie are available here.

Science and Maths links

Topics in Science and Maths that link to Elvie and what the company does:

  • The Human body
  • Electronics
  • Programming
  • Sound Engineering
  • Cells
  • Human Reproduction

Procter and Gamble

Procter and Gamble

Who Are They?

What do having a shower, washing the pots after dinner and changing a baby’s nappy have in common?

They all involve making things cleaner.  And Procter and Gamble have products which are used for all three.

Procter and Gamble is a company which develops and manufactures lots of different products which help people to make their world a little bit more pleasant.

The company started out making soap and candles, but now produces a wide range of home and personal care products from Fairy liquid, Pampers, Gillette, Tampax and Ariel.  But not candles nowadays!

The company has offices across the world.  The Innovation Centre in Longbenton, Newcastle is one of the sites where new products are developed.


Jobs that people working at Procter and Gamble have include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Measurement scientist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Model maker
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Physical chemist
  • Brand marketing
  • Information technology
  • Network engineer
  • Microbiologist

You can read about some of the people who work at P&G, and watch some short films on the company’s careers website.

Science and Maths links

Topics in science and maths that link to Procter and Gamble:

  • Particle model of matter
  • separating mixtures
  • acids and alkalis
  • earth resources