2021 Sponsors

Thank you to the generous sponsors supporting International Women in Engineering Day 2021:

As Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Amazon, recently said: “Amazon associates and partners working in our operations network are among the many heroes of the COVID-19 crisis. Whether it’s fulfilling orders in one of our fulfilment centres, delivering an order to a customer’s doorstep, or one of the many roles in between, we couldn’t be more proud of the critical role our teams are serving by enabling people to stay safe at home while receiving the products they need. “Nothing is more important to us than making sure that we protect the health of our teams, and we’ve been working around the clock since the early days of the outbreak to make changes to our processes and procure the necessary supplies for this.” For more information, visit: https://blog.aboutamazon.co.uk/

Since the start of the pandemic, Amazon engineering teams have been working to make sure that customers get everything they need without leaving their homes. We first took care of our own associates’ safety, redesigning fulfilment centre layouts, installing protective screens, creating one-way systems and temperature checks, and organizing enhanced levels of cleaning. Once our associates could work safely, Amazon engineers turned their attention to the equipment, now handling larger than expected volumes and making sure it was well-maintained and monitored so that any failure could be avoided through proper preventive maintenance. We used our logistics network to support the UK Government, joining a coalition of companies, universities, and research institutions to boost testing capacity for COVID-19 and created testing facilities in our fulfilment centres.

Atmos International

Founded by our female CEO, Dr Jun Zhang, over 25 years ago, Atmos International (Atmos) provides specialist leak detection software and hardware to more than 1,500 pipelines across the oil, gas, chemical, water, aviation and mining industries.

Success at Atmos is built on a team of over 200 dedicated professionals worldwide and growing, delivering our reliable and sensitive technology to detect the theft, minimize the loss and reduce the damage caused by pipeline leaks. We operate in over 60 countries around the world with dedicated offices in North America, Costa Rica, China and the UK.

As a testament to our passion for technology and innovation, we received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation in 2020. We are also a Best Companies Top 50 Technology Company To Work For and Top 100 North West Company To Work For in 2021. In 2021 we were named as one of the 150 Enterprise Partners of the IET.

Discover more about Atmos International here: https://www.atmosi.com/en/about-us/about-atmos-international/

Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defence, 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. Boeing has been in partnership with the UK, the Armed Forces, British manufacturing and the British air transport industry for more than 80 years. 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. Boeing has a growing UK workforce of 2,500 direct employees across the country and spends £2 billion a year in the UK supply chain. Boeing is organised into three business units: Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security; and Boeing Global Services. For more information, visit: www.boeing.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @BoeingUK

Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation manufactures aluminum packaging for beverage, personal care and household products, and provides aerospace and other technologies for commercial and government customers. In 2019, the company started producing and marketing the first infinitely recyclable aluminum cup – another innovation that demonstrates our commitment to sustainability. We are headquartered in Westminster (USA) but our reach is global, with more than 21,000 employees worldwide. Our aluminum beverage can and end operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) includes more than twenty plants in addition to our regional main office in Luton (UK) and five other regional offices throughout EMEA. For more information, visit: https://www.ball.com and follow us on Facebook Instagram (@workatball,  #workatball)

Cranfield University

A specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and industry partnerships create leaders in technology and management globally.

Our education portfolio is renowned for its relevance to business and industry. We are the largest UK provider of master’s-level engineering graduates and offer a flagship MBA, world-class customised executive education and professional development programmes. Our work informs government policy.

The research and consultancy we carry out for industry, government and business provides our students with a real-world learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and transfer their knowledge to the global economy.

Dornan

Dornan is an engineering and contracting company that specialises in mechanical, electrical and instrumentation services. We employ over 1,400 employees across the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe, working in a variety of sectors, including Healthcare ,Education, Data Centre, Life Sciences, Commercial and Infrastructure.

Dornan’s values guide our business, ensuring we deliver projects with pride to the highest standards of safety and quality. Our people are integral to this process, and they are what differentiate us from their peers. Dornan seeks people that share our values and culture and encourage continual personal and professional development to ensure all our staff reach their potential.

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is the skills, standards and qualifications body for the development of the engineering construction workforce of Great Britain. The ECITB works with the government, employers and training providers to attract, develop and qualify the engineering construction workforce in a wide range of craft, technical and professional disciplines. We invest over £21 million each year 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.

​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.

GCHQ’s people come from diverse backgrounds and bring their unique skills, but all share a passion to make a difference for their country. 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.

​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.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team is the works team of Mercedes-Benz, competing in the FIA Formula One™ World Championship – the pinnacle of world motorsport and the largest annual sporting series in the world.

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 seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and race-winning 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 Grands Prix around the globe in a season running from March to December.

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team set new benchmarks for F1™ success on its way to winning the Constructors’ and Drivers’ World Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. During those seven Championship-winning seasons, the team scored 102 wins, 204 podiums, 109 pole positions, 71 fastest laps and 54 one-two finishes from 138 race starts.

OPITO is the global skills organisation for the energy industry. More than 375,000 people are trained to OPITO standards every year, across 50 countries through 200 accredited training centres.

OPITO 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.  With operation centres in four regions – UK and Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas – OPITO is driving safety and competency improvements to benefit the industry and providing career pathways and training opportunities for the current workforce and the next generation.

The Royal Academy of Engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. In collaboration with its Fellows and partners, the Academy is growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public.
Together they are working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.

What the Academy does
TALENT & DIVERSITY
The Academy is growing talent by training, supporting, mentoring and funding the most talented and creative researchers, innovators and leaders from across the engineering profession.
It is is developing skills for the future by identifying the challenges of an ever-changing world and developing the skills and approaches needed to build a resilient and diverse engineering profession.

INNOVATION
The Academy is driving innovation by investing in some of the country’s most creative and exciting engineering ideas and businesses.
It is building global partnerships that bring the world’s best engineers from industry, entrepreneurship and academia together to collaborate on creative innovations that address the greatest global challenges of our age.

POLICY & ENGAGEMENT
The Academy is influencing policy through the National Engineering Policy Centre – providing independent expert support to policymakers on issues of importance.
It is engaging the public by opening their eyes to the wonders of engineering and inspiring young people to become the next generation of engineers.
For more information visit https://www.raeng.org.uk/engdiversity or contact us: diversityteam@raeng.org.uk

Royal Air Force

The role of the Royal Air Force is to protect the UK, its territories and interests, whilst maintaining a state of readiness to respond to new challenges and unexpected crises. We are on hand 24/7 to respond to threats, deliver aid and work in partnership with our allies to prevent conflict. We encourage talent and innovation in every role, to relish opportunity and to fulfil their potential. It is the skills, courage, dedication, ingenuity and enthusiasm of our people that allow us to succeed in our role.

The RAF Youth and STEM Team are dedicated to inspiring the next generation of engineers, by promoting the importance of studying STEM subjects that will lead to future careers in Engineering. The RAF deliver a national programme of STEM engagement that is further supported by over 500 STEM Ambassadors and numerous free online resources at www.rafyouthstem.org.uk

Spectris harnesses the power of precision measurement to equip our customers to make the world cleaner, healthier and more productive. We provide customers with expert insight through our advanced instruments and test equipment, augmented by the power of our software and services.

Through a combination of our hardware, analytical and simulation software, we provide our customers with superior data and invaluable insights that enable them to work faster, smarter and more efficiently. This equips them with the ability to reduce time to market, improve processes, quality and yield – delivering value beyond measure.

Spectris harnesses the power of precision measurement to equip our customers to make the world cleaner, healthier and more productive. We provide customers with expert insight through our advanced instruments and test equipment, augmented by the power of our software and services.

Through a combination of our hardware, analytical and simulation software, we provide our customers with superior data and invaluable insights that enable them to work faster, smarter and more efficiently. This equips them with the ability to reduce time to market, improve processes, quality and yield – delivering value beyond measure. https://www.spectris.com/sustainability

We are committed to creating a positive legacy in the communities in which we live and work and we aim to be industry leading in our approach to social responsibility. To add focus and momentum to our aims, we are launching the Spectris Foundation. The Foundation will receive a one-off investment of £15 million from Spectris and the ongoing costs of the Foundation will be met by Spectris. The Foundation will adopt a general charitable purpose, which means that it is able to donate to a wide variety of charities within the UK and overseas. The intention is to focus on making donations that promote STEM education. The Foundation will enhance and improve our charitable giving at a global level and will also support our operating companies and individual employees in their fundraising efforts. We recognise that the economic impact of COVID-19 may lead to barriers being raised for some young people to enter the field of science. To tackle this challenge, a key aim of the Foundation will be to improve access to a quality STEM education, to enable a cleaner, healthier and more productive world.

World Refrigeration Day

World Refrigeration Day is a not-for-profit organisation that leads an international awareness campaign centred around June 26 to raise and understanding of the significant role that the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump industry and its technology play in modern life and society.

V12 Footwear

We create safety footwear that is as tough as the environments they face. Our footwear is designed with three simple but important principles in mind: comfort, safety and durability. We know how much feet matter, and how important it is to look after your greatest asset, your staff. Comfortable and safe footwear is imperative in reducing slip accidents and wearer fatigue. For over 20 years, we have been researching, testing  and innovating; embracing new technologies and better materials to protect people. Our fleet of test pilots put our footwear through its paces out in the real world, meaning wearers can work confidently, comfortably and safely. We provide safety footwear to industry leaders such as BP, Rolls Royce and Sky. But don’t just take our word for it, we have a 4 star grip rating from HSL, we are Satra members, Keymark accredited and we offer a 200-day guarantee on all our boots.