Gemini Rail Group Celebrate Women In Engineering
Students and staff from Ousedale School attend the Women In Engineering event held at Gemini Rail Group's Wolverton Works site - along with other local schools and colleges including Milton Keynes College, Radcliffe School, and Oakgrove school
National Women In Engineering Day was launched for the first time in the UK in June 2014, by the Women’s In Engineering Society (WES).
It is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry.
The theme of this year’s Women In Engineering event #RaisingTheBar. We want to encourage all groups (Governmental, educational, corporate, Professional Engineering Institutions, individuals and other organizations) to organize their own events in support of the day
Wolverton Works held an event to celebrate Women In Engineering, inviting students via local schools and colleges to attend the event, which included a variety of guest speakers from various engineering backgrounds, to talk about their career journey and experiences to date and the vast opportunities the engineering skill sectors can offer, “additionally the events included a variety of associated engineering and group activity tasks”. Pictured above are students and staff from Ousedale School.
Women In Engineering Event:
The Women In Engineering event was held at Wolverton Works site, and attended via local schools and colleges which included, Milton Keynes College, Radcliffe School, Ousedale School and Oakgrove school, in addition the event was supported via career services DEVELOP and Prospect Services.
A variety of guest speakers attended the event, all from an engineering background:
- Dionne Collins. (Bedford College of further education- Lecturer/Trainer/Lead Assessor-Verifier)
- Leesa Kingman. (Rail manufacturing project manager and STEM ambassador)
- Kelly-Anne Wilson (Project Engineer- Rail Services Industry)
- Liz Waters. (Project Engineer- Final Year of Higher Level 4, Apprenticeship/Degree student)
- Brooke Hudson/Sereana Shah. (1st year Gemini RG Technician Apprentices)
- Helen Brookes. (Northampton College- Engineering Department Curriculum Manager)
The event was overwhelmingly successful, with a number of student’s whom attended the event, wanting additional information relating to engineering opportunities, career advice, college courses prospectus/information, apprentice opportunities in engineering and specifically at Wolverton Works, plus the setting up of work experience programmes to support T qualifications of full-time students at Milton Keynes College.
From the previous years event, the Women In Engineering, supported the recruitment of young female engineers at Wolverton Works site onto our technician apprenticeship programmes, where to candidates were successful in the recruitment of a total of ten.