We would like to thank our generous sponsors for supporting International Women in Engineering Day in 2019.
Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support, with capabilities in military aircraft, rotorcraft, electronic and defence systems, satellites, performance-based logistics and training and advanced communication systems. In 2018 Boeing celebrates 80 years of partnership with the UK, the Armed Forces, British manufacturing and the air transport industry. Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation and the company continues to expand its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 140,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. Our enterprise also leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide. Boeing is organised into three business units: Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security; and Boeing Global Services, which began operations July 1, 2017. Supporting these units is Boeing Capital Corporation, a global provider of financing solutions. For more information, visit: www.boeing.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @BoeingUK.
Cirrus Logic is a leader in high performance, low-power ICs for audio and voice signal processing applications. Our products span the entire audio signal chain, from capture to playback, providing innovative products for the world’s top smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables and emerging smart home applications. With headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cirrus Logic is recognized globally for its award-winning corporate culture. Check us out at www.cirrus.com.
Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. We are home to many world-class, large-scale facilities which enhance our teaching and research. We are the only university in Europe to own and run an airport on campus and to have airline status. We work closely with business, industry and government across the world. Through our industry partnerships, applied research projects and our executive education and professional development programmes, we currently work with over 1,500 companies and organisations. For more information, visit: www.cranfield.ac.uk.
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is the statutory skills organisation for the Engineering Construction Industry (ECI) in Great Britain. A non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Department for Education (DfE), the ECITB works with employers and government to attract, develop and qualify the engineering construction workforce in a wide range of craft, technical and professional disciplines. Employer-led, we fund training to enhance skills across the engineering construction industry: last year, the ECITB invested more than £21 million to support skills development within the industry. This includes providing technical, management and professional training and supporting apprenticeships and careers programmes. The ECITB plays a vital role, along with the education sector, government and employers, in ensuring the UK has workers with the skills to meet the needs of the engineering construction industry. www.ecitb.org.uk
GCHQ is a world-leading intelligence, security and cyber agency with a mission to help keep the UK safe. Our brilliant people use cutting-edge technology and technical ingenuity to identify, analyse and disrupt threats in an increasingly digital world.
In the UK we work closely with MI5, MI6, law enforcement and the military to protect the country from terrorism, hostile state activity and serious and organised crime. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which is part of GCHQ, aims to make the UK the safest place in the world to live and do business online. We also work closely with our partners in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, which form the 5EYES intelligence alliance on global issues.
It takes all sorts of people in different roles to deliver our mission. Whether you’re an engineer or can speak a language, have a PhD in computer science or have come straight from school and want to be an apprentice, there is a career for you at GCHQ. The one quality we ask for in everyone is a commitment to keeping the UK safe. To find out more, visit www.gchq-careers.co.uk.
Institute of Refrigeration
‘’The IOR WinRACHP (Women in Refrigeration Air conditioning and Heap Pump) network is proud to support International and National Women in Engineering Day. The network was established in 2016 as a practical response to research findings which identified global skills shortages in engineering and technical staff, the growing demand for refrigeration professionals, and opportunities to increase representation of women in this field.
Network meetings are open to anyone (male or female) working in any Refrigeration Air Conditioning of Heat Pump industries in any role such as service & maintenance, design, research, engineering, science, sales, administration, marketing, training etc. Anyone interested in promoting and supporting professional opportunities for women in RACHP can get involved. There are regular career development events in the UK and internationally where members work together to share information about activities that have been successful in attracting more young people, especially young women.
Resources available from the network page include: A linkedin group, Career profiles and Regular events and workshops. See https://ior.org.uk/about/women-in-rachp
Follow us on Twitter @thecoolinghub and #womeninrachp.’’
Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM)
“The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) is an International Professional Engineering Institute, a specialist institute for the Healthcare Estates Sector.
IHEEM’s primary purpose, as a professional development organisation, is to keep members up to date with developing technology and changing regulations, and various types of membership are available.
The Institute counts among its members employees of both public and private healthcare providers, as well as those employed in private sector engineering and consultancy firms and practices. “
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is the works Formula One Team of Mercedes-Benz and competes in the FIA Formula One™ World Championship, the pinnacle of world motorsport and the largest annual sporting series in the world.
With a combined workforce of nearly 1,500 people, based at two world-class technology campuses in the UK, the Team designs, develops, manufactures and races the race cars and Hybrid Power Units driven by four-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
Formula One is a uniquely demanding technical and human challenge, requiring the right alchemy of cutting-edge technologies, high-performance management and elite teamwork to deliver results at more than 20 Grands Prix around the globe in a race season running from March to November.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport set new benchmarks for F1™ success on its way to winning the Constructors’ and Drivers’ World Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, taking 68 wins from a total of 79 races in those four seasons. For more information, visit: www.mercedesamgf1.com
‘’The National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) is a state-of-the-art postgraduate engineering facility established and managed by structural integrity specialist TWI. NSIRC unites academia and industry, working closely with lead academic partner Brunel University London and more than 20 other respected universities from around the world, as well as founder sponsors BP and the Lloyd's Register Foundation. The collaborating partners provide academic excellence to address the need for fundamental research, as well as high-quality, industry-relevant training for the next generation of engineers and scientists. For more information, visit: www.nsirc.com.’’
''OPITO is the global, not for profit, skills body for the energy industry.
The organisation works to develop a safe and skilled workforce by driving global standards and qualifications, creating workforce development solutions and leading dialogue with industries and governments. Alongside partners and stakeholders, OPITO develop targeted initiatives and programmes, designed to ensure a sustainable supply of skilled individuals into the sector. Through close liaison and collaboration with industry and Government partners, OPITO provides coherent, informed guidance on key areas of skills policy for the sector, including career pathways and training opportunities for the current workforce and the next generation.
For more information, visit www.opito.com''
We offer our customers world-class expertise in advice, services (particularly test and evaluation) and innovative technology-based products. We are a company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise that helps our customers protect, improve and advance their vital interests. We work across every aspect of the life cycle of critical equipment and infrastructure, providing services and products that address our customers' most pressing challenges. We operate primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets and our customers are predominantly government organisations, including defence departments, as well as international customers in other targeted sectors.
Our determination to deliver and improve today, and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn. We offer a variety of career paths to ensure that we harness your best talents and skills in a way that works for you. To find out more about our careers opportunities, including graduate development programmes, apprenticeships and undergraduate placements, please visit www.qinetiq.com/careers.
Royal Academy of Engineering
As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We have four strategic challenges: make the UK the leading nation for engineering innovation; address the engineering skills crisis; position engineering at the heart of society; and lead the profession.
For the past six years we have been delivering a programme to increase diversity and inclusion across the engineering profession. At the heart of the programme is an ambition to not only increase the representation of women, ethnic minority groups, younger and older people, disabled people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; but also to create more inclusive cultures where all engineers thrive.
Vision: an inclusive engineering profession that inspires attracts and retains people from diverse backgrounds and reflects UK society.
Mission: lead the engineering profession to challenge the status quo, stimulate cultural change and improve diversity and inclusion.
Strategic aims: provide insight to remove barriers to diversity and inclusion; engage in partnerships to remove barriers to diversity and inclusion; and deliver impact through communications
We work collaboratively with around 75 engineering employers and all 35 professional engineering institutions to facilitate a joined-up collaborative approach to making progress. To find out more about our programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Air Force
The Royal Air Force has defended the skies of Britain and projected Britain’s power and influence around the world. Today, the Royal Air Force is engaged in 13 missions, on 4 continents, in 22 countries. We are on hand 24/7 to respond to threats, deliver aid and work in partnership with our allies to prevent conflict. For more information, visit the RAF website.
The University of Warwick
WMG at the University of Warwick is an international leader in successful collaboration between academia and industry and is driving innovation in many sectors including applied science, technology and engineering.
WMG’s strategic vision is to achieve impact through world-leading research and address global challenges through education. We have seven strategic goals and a set of core values promoted department wide. These values include professionalism, respect and teamwork, always at the heart of our culture. The development and empowerment of our staff are critical factors to our ongoing success.
The mission is to create a better tomorrow through innovation and learning today. The department was awarded with an Athena Swan Bronze award in 2013 and with the support of the action plan providing continuous improvement and support to all Female employees.
We were the first Russell Group University to launch a University Technical College, and we now have two WMG Academies for Young Engineers, both with clear and ambitious targets and approaches for female student recruitment.
Our staff are fully committed to outreach activities; in the last year alone we have engaged with several thousand schoolchildren and other young people through interactive activities and visits, thus encouraging the next generation into STEM careers.
For more information, visit https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/
UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA)
“The UK Petroleum Industry Association is the trade association representing the main oil refining and marketing companies in the UK. Our vision is for a competitive, innovative and resilient sector that is a key enable in economic growth.
We represent the interests of eight member companies engaged in the UK downstream oil industry on a range of common issues relating to refining, distribution and marketing of oil products, in non-competitive areas. UKPIA's role is to inform its members of proposed legislation and related developments, and to help form and advocate the industry's position. UKPIA is also an authoritative source of information and reference on the UK downstream industry.
For more information, visit www.ukpia.com”