The IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2016 - Inspire, Inform, Influence, Invited – Celebrate the women who will shape the future (Title image with photos showing the faces of four women engineers)

Deadline for applications 7 July 2017

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Balfour Beatty (logo)  

Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. With 34,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth.

We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.

Balfour Beatty is committed to creating an environment where all our employees can be themselves at work and perform at their best. As a global company, it is critical to our success that our employees are as diverse as the customers and communities we serve. In order to achieve this Balfour Beatty has made diversity & inclusion a key part of its Build to Last transformation programme.

Boeing (logo)  

Boeing

The partnership between Boeing and the UK continues to get stronger and deeper,with UK jobs, skills and opportunities being constantly generated to support major UK programmes such as Apache, Chinook, C-17, P-8A, ScanEagle, Support Chain Information Services and Staffordshire Police, to mention a few.

Our workforce includes interns, graduates, reservists, special constables and ex-servicemen alongside our other highly skilled staff. We train and invest in our people and work closely with suppliers, universities and our business partners, helping to support thousands of high-value British jobs.

For over 100 years, Boeing has been making the impossible, possible. From producing a single canvas-and-wood aeroplane to transforming how we fly over oceans and into space, Boeing has become the world’s largest aerospace company and a leading manufacturer of commercial aeroplanes and defence, space and security systems. And we’re just getting started - especially in the UK.

GCHQ (logo)  

GCHQ

Terrorism. Drug-smuggling. Arms dealing. Cybercrime. Money laundering. A woman’s work is never done.

You might think the world of intelligence and security services is a male-orientated world. Not so. It’s important for us to fully reflect Britain’s population, which means we’re fully committed to diversity and the different perspectives it brings to our work. Women are under-represented in technical and engineering roles.

So if you’re looking for a genuinely interesting career with outstanding development potential, consider GCHQ. Using some of the world’s most powerful technology, we work alongside MI5 and MI6 in helping counter threats to Britain.

Based in Cheltenham, ours is a highly technical environment, and we recruit graduates from all disciplines into entry level roles in a huge range of technical and engineering functions. While the work is totally unique, the skills and professional qualifications you gain will be industry standard, and transferable. Everyone benefits from personalised training, mentoring and shadowing.

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Leonardo

Leonardo is the largest inward investor in the UK defence sector, the largest Italian inward investor to the UK, and one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the UK MoD.

Leonardo’s growth in the UK has resulted from the skills, energy and dedication of our people. We are committed to equal opportunity and offering personal fulfilment through the highest quality education and development.

Leonardo’s growing national and international footprint offers real depth of capability – with over 7,300 employees in the UK and 47,000 worldwide, we have the global resources to deliver. By instilling the importance of engineering in younger generations, we nurture the talent of tomorrow and help guarantee our future business prosperity.

Looking to the future, Leonardo aims to reinforce its competitive position in the UK and its other markets. To meet this challenge, the company needs qualified people with the will to succeed and contribute to satisfy domestic and international needs, and stay at the forefront of innovation and technology.

Ofcom (logo)  

Ofcom

Ofcom is the regulator of the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications, wireless and postal communications services.

The communications sectors are among the most fast-moving in the world, introducing innovative new technologies that can transform our lives. Sitting in the middle of this extraordinary activity is Ofcom.

We tangle with hot topics such as understanding the impact of new technology and the utilisation and protection of scarce spectrum. Engineers play a central role in supporting Ofcom's strategic direction, influencing national and international regulatory policy for spectrum, promoting competition and innovation - all of which are vital to the UK economy. Ofcom is right at the heart of the communications industries and you can be part of it too.

We’re really proud to be sponsoring the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards, which recognise outstanding female engineers in the UK. One of our main aims is to attract and retain top quality people, who are the best in their field and we are looking for talented female engineers and technologists to join us.

Ofcom is a dynamic place to work, offering employees the opportunity to combine high-level and intellectually challenging work in a rewarding environment. We are open to and support a range of flexible working practices to enable colleagues to balance their home and work lives. We have a competitive maternity scheme which supports employees before, during and after their maternity leave.

We provide compelling and competitive benefits, such as childcare vouchers, health checks, and a range of insurance. We have an active community volunteering programme, and we actively encourage colleagues to support the local community.

We’re looking for the best people that want to be part of the fast-paced communications sector.

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Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce’s vision is to be the market-leader in high performance power systems where our engineering expertise, global reach and deep industry knowledge deliver outstanding customer relationships and solutions.

We operate across five businesses: Civil Aerospace, Defence Aerospace, Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems and have customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

We have three common themes across all our businesses:

  • Investing in and developing engineering excellence;
  • Driving a manufacturing and supply chain transformation which will embed operational excellence in lean, lower-cost facilities and processes;
  • Leveraging our installed base, product knowledge and engineering capabilities to provide customers with outstanding service through which we can capture aftermarket value long into the future.

Rolls-Royce annual underlying revenue was £13.8 billion in 2016, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £80 billion at the end of 2016. Also in 2016, Rolls-Royce invested £1.3 billion on research and development and we also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.

Rolls-Royce employs 50,000 people in more than 46 countries and more than 16,000 of these are engineers. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2015 we employed 228 graduates and 277 apprentices through our worldwide training

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Royal Air Force

Royal Air Force is proud to announce their sponsorship of the highly coveted and prestigious IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2011.

The awards recognise the very best female engineers which the UK has to offer, highlighting the achievements of women in science, engineering and technology.

The RAF is keen to promote women and Engineering Excellence as these skills are an intrinsic part of many different careers within the RAF.

By raising awareness of the accomplishments of women engineers, The RAF can ensure that they continue their tradition of being at the peak of the engineering profession.

Royal Mail  

Royal Mail

Royal Mail is extremely proud to be sponsoring the IET YWE Awards, which recognises exceptional female engineers in the UK. Our chief executive, Moya Greene, said: ‘Supporting and empowering women is making a real difference to our business’.

Royal Mail is fully committed to gender equality in the workplace and we are passionate about our people.

We process 60 million items each day across our 38 Mail Centres and to deliver each one of those items and meet our customers’ needs we have invested in state of the art automation processing technology. To maintain and continually improve that technology we have a dedicated team of professional engineers.

Our award winning apprenticeship programme is accredited by the IET to EngTech level. Our apprentices and graduates are among the highest performing and best paid in engineering disciplines in the country and have been named Employer of the Year by our training partner.

 

Wiley Engineering

Learn - Innovate - Solve.

In a dynamic, inventive, changing world, research and knowledge evolve to provide answers to the challenges society faces.

Wiley provides online tools, journals, books, databases, reference works in every major academic, scientific and professional field, providing solutions to improve outcomes in research, education and professional practice.

We partner with authors and societies to support the Engineering research community in finding new ways to shape a better future.

Wiley publishes journals in Mechanical, Numerical, Structural, Electrical, Industrial and Software Engineering, including prestigious titles such as International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, and Progress in Photovoltaics.

We proudly partner with societies including the IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education), INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering) and ASIST (Association for Information Science and Technology) amongst others.

To shape a better future the world needs Engineers. In support of raising the profile of Engineering as a career choice for women as well as men, Wiley are proud to announce their sponsorship of the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards.



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