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)

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Analog Devices (logo)  

Analog Devices

Solving the problems of tomorrow and today relies on intelligently bridging the digital and analog worlds. At Analog Devices, we create unmatched technologies and solutions to solve our customers' problems in instrumentation, automation, communications, healthcare, automotive and numerous other industries.

We enable our customer to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure and connect.

“At Analog Devices, we view business as a human process, the ultimate goal of which is to satisfy the needs and aspirations of the people associated with the firm."
Ray Stata, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Analog Devices Inc.


BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure.

We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains.

We employ a skilled workforce of 83,100 people in over 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.

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 employs more than 2,200 people across the UK at numerous sites, from Glasgow to Gosport, and the company is experiencing solid organic growth. In 2013 Boeing celebrated 75 years of partnership with the United Kingdom, the Armed Forces, British manufacturing and the air transport industry. 

Today the UK remains a critically important market, supplier base and a source of some of the world’s most inventive technology partners. Boeing’s expenditure with the UK aerospace industry in 2016 was £2.1 billion and the company supports an estimated 16,500 jobs in the UK supply chain, in the process enhancing skills, facilitating exports and generating intellectual property.

For more information visit or follow us on Twitter @BoeingUK.

GCHQ (logo)  


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.

Leonardo (logo)  


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 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’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.


RS Components

RS Components is the global distributor for engineers. RS supports engineers across all disciplines with an extensive range of electronics and industrial products and services, free software and information resources that save time and expense through the design process.

RS gives engineers back their time by reducing the tediousness of day-to-day tasks, so they can focus on the fun stuff; the big new ideas and innovations that will become common-place in tomorrow’s world.

With operations in 32 countries, RS offers more than 500,000 products to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day. The company’s products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.



Teledyne e2v

At Teledyne e2v, we believe in championing diversity in the workplace and are working hard to attract new talent. We’re proud to sponsor this year’s IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. With women in engineering roles representing 14.7% of our workforce, we are committed to increasing this figure over the coming years.

Teledyne e2v offers technical, engineering and financial apprenticeship schemes and works closely with local colleges and universities to deliver BTEC (Business and Technology Council), HNC (Higher National Certificate) and degree level positions.

Teledyne e2v employs approximately 1750 people worldwide, has design and operational facilities across Europe, North America and Asia, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices.



At Thales in the UK we research, develop, and supply technology and services to the aerospace, space, defence, security and transportation sectors. At Thales we are committed to making the world a better and safer place.

Our technology and services protects millions of people and thousands of organisations around the world, and our expertise and innovation delivers the solutions our customers need in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Diversity is the cornerstone of innovation and in order to achieve a truly diverse workforce we need an array of thoughts, skills and experiences. As it stands, women engineers account for 9% of the engineering workforce in the UK; a discrepancy which can be attributed to the lower uptake of STEM subjects by young girls.  At Thales we are committed to closing the gender and STEM skills gap by partnering with organisations such as WISE and Teach First, to make a difference in the industry by encouraging more women into STEM through training courses at schools, mentoring and work placement opportunities within Thales UK and sponsoring awards which celebrate the outstanding female success within the industry.



We’re an international business with a single vision to resource the world. And we’re achieving that by providing innovative solutions that help industries, cities and communities to use energy, water and waste more sustainably. It’s a huge operation, involving the talents of over 174,000 employees.

Our culture of innovation is what drives us as an organisation. Which is why it's something we nurture in every area of the business, and actively encourage our people to embrace. We have people in an incredibly wide range of roles and what unites us is our passion and ambition. For engineers, we offer a truly rewarding career at Veolia, whether our employees are chemical, mechanical or civil engineers. Employees have the ability to work at the heart of a business that’s creating a more sustainable future. That means there are lots of opportunities to tackle interesting challenges, explore fresh markets, and manufacture brand new products. Our teams have come from an array of different backgrounds and are talented problem solvers who have a flexible approach. But no matter what we do, we’re all united by a shared passion and ambition – to provide smart environmental solutions that make a real and lasting difference.

We’re proud to be a sponsor for the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award. Veolia believe diversity equals innovation and therefore we’re continuously on the lookout for more talent to help drive this innovation. We have over ninety nationalities in the UK workforce and we are raising female board-level representation as well as encouraging females to join our engineering graduate development programmes.


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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Network Rail

Network Rail are proud to be supporting the IET Young Women Engineer of the Year awards and we are committed to increasing our female workforce.

We are a company where every individual is able to succeed and is encouraged to reach their full potential within a culture that promotes diversity, inclusion and mutual respect.

Our rail network is the fastest growing and safest in Europe. But we still have work to do to create a railway fit for 21st century Britain. We’re investing more than £25bn in developing our infrastructure so that we can deliver more services and better journeys. This is the largest programme of sustained investment in the railway that Britain has ever seen, presenting an abundance of opportunities for ambitious and enthusiastic people like you to make an impact.

Britain’s railway does more than transport passengers and goods. It brings people and businesses closer together, which creates new jobs, opens up new markets and stimulates economic growth. Rail is vital to Britain's future.

We know that fulfilling our vision will not be easy. But that’s where you come in!

Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG)

WMG, at the University of Warwick, has an international reputation for collaborative R&D and world class education.

We connect industry with academia, working together to solve both business and technical challenges  through our unique multidisciplinary approach to innovation.

We push the boundaries for science and technology-driven businesses, where we enable the transfer of knowledge into new areas that make a real impact on society and the economy.

Over the past 36 years we’ve built up a reputation for delivering  diverse projects across a range of industry sectors, and have forged strong relationships with over 1,000 companies around the world.

Our education programmes develop a skills base through the career pathway, from undergraduate to professional programmes.

Informed by our latest research, and that of industry, our programmes maintain a vital relevance to the global market place.



(Drink sponsor)

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer - a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of the industry.

The success of Arthur Guinness, Pyotr Smirnoff, John Walker, Charles Tanqueray and many more led to the formation of our company in 1997.

Our ambition is to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world.

We have over 200 outstanding brands - old and new, large and small, global and local, with brands sold in 180 countries at almost every price point, in every category to meet consumer demand.

Proud of what we do and how we do it.  We are Diageo.


Norman Disney & Young

(Bag sponsor)

As a global engineering consultancy, we are passionate about providing solutions that improve the value, reliability and efficiency of our clients’ projects, and the broader built environment.

Our people are key to our success.

They are experts on understanding your specific requirements and key objectives, and getting to the heart of your project. Our collaborative design approach takes into account commercial, environmental and technical considerations, as well as your personal aspirations to achieve the desired outcomes.

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