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engineering
Khadijah Ismail featured
13
Feb

‘Misleading stereotypes’ put girls off engineering careers, STEM ambassador claims

A female STEM ambassador believes “misleading stereotypes” are to blame for a lack of women in the sector. Khadijah Ismail, aged 19, who has secured an engineering apprenticeship with defence, security and aerospace multinational BAE Systems, said girls often misunderstand what the traditionally male-dominated industry has to offer. Ismail said, “I’ve found that a lot...
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WES logo featured
05
Feb

15/03/19: WES Annual Conference 2019: Celebrating the Past, Transforming the Future

Booking is now live for the 2019 WES Centenary Conference – Celebrating the Past, Transforming the Future on Friday 15 March 2019, 09:30 – 16:00 (followed by a drinks reception) at RAF Museum, London. Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the Women’s Engineering Society whilst boosting your...
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space quantum engineering featured
19
Sep

How to launch into a career in space quantum engineering

Diviya Devani,Space Systems Engineer in Quantum Technology at Teledyne e2v discusses how to get into a career in Space systems engineering and how to progress in this role. I’ve been fascinated by Space from a young age, I’ve always dreamt of working in the Space industry and I’m now living my dream working at Teledyne...
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WE50 FEATURED
27
Jun

Women’s Engineering Society celebrate Top 50 Women in Engineering

The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) celebrated the Top 50 Women in Engineering at a high-profile event at Royal Academy for Engineering. In partnership with The Telegraph, this year’s top 50 Women in Engineering represent the top female returners and transferrers in engineering and allied sectors. The WE50 winners were awarded their trophies at an International...
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Yasmin Ali, QEP FEATURED
22
Jun

We must communicate engineering’s many practical benefits if we are to attract young people to the industry

Yasmin Ali, ambassador, Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Tomorrow (23 June) marks International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), celebrating the many achievements of female engineers globally. This is a welcome time to reflect on the stellar work done by women engineers across the globe, yet in the UK, just 11% of engineers are women. There...
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engineering
21
Jun

Keeping women on track in engineering

In the UK, only nine per cent of the engineering workforce and only six per cent of registered engineers and technicians are female, the lowest levels across Europe. Alongside her role as an electronics engineer in the rail vehicle systems at Knorr-Bremse, Leesa Kingman from Midsomer Norton, near Bath, is paving the way for other...
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women in finance featured
20
Jun

The truth about women in science and engineering

Elrica Degirmen, is a second year physics student at the University of Leeds. Here she provides her account of being a woman in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Somehow, I stumbled upon an article on the WeAreTheCity’s website where they reported that the IET has complained that only nine per cent of the engineering...
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19
Jun

Where are all the women in engineering?

It’s no secret that the engineering industry in the UK is mostly made up of male workers, but is this the same throughout Europe? How do engineering workforces compare in other European countries? RS Components have created a graphic that gives us insight into the number of female engineers in European countries including France, Germany,...
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