"The company has been accused of sexism and choosing interns based on their looks rather than their qualifications". What do swimsuits have to do with nuclear power? "Some of the internships/excursions are however customarily offered for the winners of competitions either organised by CEZ or by the third parties".
Apologising two days later on Facebook, CEZ said: "'The goal of the competition was to promote technical education", the post read.
Last week, the Temelín Power Station, owned by CEZ, announced a competition for "Miss Energy 2017".
It asked all the female applicants to put on a bikini and a hard hat, got them to pose in the Temlin nuclear power plant cooling tower and posted the pictures on Facebook. In this case the participants of the Czech beauty contest Maturantka Roku, translated as the Graduate of the Year were photographed in the environment of the Temelin power plant.
The post elicited nearly 700 comments on Facebook, with many users slamming the competition as sexist.
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"You find the number of likes under the half-naked picture of a young lady as adequate and/or tasteful criterion for a career opportunity that is promoted as 'professional?'" one Facebook user reportedly commented on the post.
"We didn't want to upset anyone".
"The goal of the competition was to promote technical education", the power station said in a Facebook post. "However, if the original vision raised doubts or concerns, we are very sorry about it".
CEZ has since apologized in another Facebook post, writing that all 10 girls will be offered internships with the company and insisting that the entire sexist mess was meant to "promote technical education".