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2011 YWE Awards

Myleene Klass announced this year's Young Woman Engineer of the Year award winners at a ceremony on 1 December held at IET London: Savoy Place.


Charlotte Joyce (photo)  

2011 Young Woman Engineer of the Year
Charlotte Joyce

A career in engineering has allowed Charlotte to combine her interest in technology and the way we interact with our surroundings with driven, intelligent personnel to make a change.

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Kelly Walker (photo)  

2011 Women's Engineering Society (WES) Prize
Kelly Walker

Kelly has a passionate belief for green energy, coupled with a desire to raise the profile of sustainability. At the age of 14, when she first discovered the phenomena of rainforest deforestation and finite energy resources she aspired to 'save the world' and experienced work placements in Conservation and the Environment Agency.

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Laurie-Ann Benner (photo)

2011 The Mary George Memorial Prize for apprentices
Laurie-Ann Smith

After leaving Wisbech Grammar School, Laurie-ann started her advanced Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship with PEME Process Control. PEME provides its clients with professional mechanical and electrical expertise throughout the World, focusing on the Manufacturing and Food Processing Industries.

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Special Merit Prize for recognition

Natasha Carpenter and Jamie-Leigh Clayton both received a Special Merit Prize at the ceremony.

Natasha Carpenter (photo)

Natasha Carpenter

Natasha was working as a Legal Secretary when she determined that she wanted to have a career and not just a job. She found herself getting very bored in the office but was always the person people turned to for help with a new phone or computer. Natasha wanted to know how it all worked in the network and decided to embark on an apprenticeship on Telecoms.

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Jamie-Leigh Clayton (photo)

Jamie-Leigh Clayton

Jamie-Leigh left school after her first year of A Levels and started a three year apprenticeship with Westinghouse Rail Systems Ltd (now Invensys Rail Ltd) in railway signalling design. The apprenticeship involved attending a 14 module introduction to railway signalling course which provided her with the basic knowledge she would need to work within the design team.

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YWE Awards 2011

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