CONSIDER A CAREER IN ENGINEERING & SEE HOW YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
From a Technical Aircraft Fitter to an Avionics Supervisor to a Logistics Planner, we interviewed some inspiring female engineers in a recent visit to the Royal Naval Air Station in Yeovilton. We discussed how they got into the ever-changing industry that is engineering, what they love about it and ultimately, how they continue to break down barriers in terms of what we perceive as ‘engineers’...
"My Dad said when I got married that he still couldn't believe his daughter designed nuclear power stations..."
Beth West’s role with HS2 Limited is a far cry from her childhood in Detroit, Michigan
“As commercial director of Europe’s largest infrastructure project, Beth manages a team of 120 and is currently responsible for procurement and delivery of more than £20 billion worth of contracts..."
Debbie’s Aviation Interest Helps High Flying Career Take Off
WOMEN IN AVIATION
“I’ve been working on the project for Airbus Group Innovations,” explains Debbie, whose love of aircraft goes back to when her father started taking flying lessons when she was just 14..."
76% OF WOMEN WOULD RECOMMEND
A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION
Fiona Ware is proof that women in nuclear can still achieve work-life balance
WOMEN IN NUCLEAR
FIONA WARE | OPS AND ENGINEERING DIRECTOR
“I look after the engineering and design department at Costain,” explains Fiona.
“As well as the project management office, front-end engineering and specialist concept studies team..."
From farmer’s daughter in Mexico to lead consultant in the UK nuclear sector.
“My father passed away when I was young, leaving my mother to run our farming business. From an early age, I started working on the farm equipment and fixing it, which gave me confidence to tackle technical things. "
Alison Charles is breaking the family mould with her career at Morson
“I never enjoyed subjects that involved essay writing at school,” explains Alison, “I always preferred things like maths where the answers were black or white..."
Emma works as a Building Services engineer for leading real estate firm CBRE
“Well, I am an engineer for CBRE; we look after the lifecycle of a building – the lights, the air conditioning, the water, basically anything and everything that moves
or is switched on!.."
Women now make up 55% of apprentices in the UK, Morson recruitment co-ordinator Lydia Dixon shares her experiences as an award winning apprentice...
A survey by Morson Group reveals that:
65% AGREED or STRONGLY AGREED that women were welcomed into their industry and working environment.
More than ONE THIRD of those surveyed thought careers advice at school age could attract more women to the industry.
83% worked for companies that had established incentives to attract more women to the industry.
"As an engineer, YOU can travel the world and see some amazing places..."
WOMEN IN OIL & GAS
Amanda is CEO of Water Standard, a pioneering technology company
"I think all of the players in the Industry, from oil field service companies to NOCs, Majors and Independents, are going out of their way to hire qualified young women..."
OIL & GAS
Profiling the experiences of women in the oil & gas industry, we speak to Ghazala Ahmad
““I started to look beyond the standard, socially acceptable careers for women, when I researched engineering, I thought that it would be ideal for me because it would challenge me as an individual..."
Andrea Smith is a senior project manager at London Underground (LU) and is responsible for all of the deep Tube track renewals across London’s iconic underground
Andrea oversees all six of the deep Tube tunnels, which include the Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly, Central, Bakerloo and Victoria lines. Andrea took time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about opportunities for women in engineering today.
This year London Underground and Transport for London are celebrating the roles of women in the industry as they mark 100 Years of Women in Transport.