2022 Sponsors

Thank you to the generous sponsors supporting International Women in Engineering Day 2022:

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.

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.

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.

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

Royal Engineering Academy

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 our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.
 
We’re growing talent by training, supporting, mentoring and funding the most talented and creative researchers, innovators and leaders from across the engineering profession.
 
We’re developing skills for the future by identifying the challenges of an everchanging world and developing the skills and approaches we need to build a resilient and diverse engineering profession.
 
For more information https://www.raeng.org.uk/ or contact us: diversityteam@raeng.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.