Women's Engineering Society eNewsletter
WES Updates & Events
WES Student Conference 2021

Thursday 25 November, 12-5.30pm & Friday 25 November 9am-2pm

WES is excited to announce the forthcoming virtual Student Conference, where we will be showcasing some of the amazing things engineers are doing to serve the societies they live in. From saving the planet to saving lives, via keeping the physical and digital worlds together, this conference is an inspiring and highly educational look at the diversity and importance of engineering.

Registration will open on 15 October. Keep an eye on our Events page and Twitter for updates.
AI Summit 2021 

Women's Engineering Society are proud Partners of 2021 AI Summit in London.
Returning this year (in person!) 22-23 September, The AI Summit London is the destination for anyone looking to learn, network, and engage in strategic conversations on how to thrive in the AI-powered future.
The AI Summit London, co-located with the Quantum Computing Summit, is the only place you can:
  •  Reconnect and network with your industry peers and engage in strategic conversations on how to prepare for an AI-powered future.
  • Access insights and real-world use cases of AI implementation from 150+ leading experts in the field of AI in our series of workshops, debates, and dedicated stages.
  • Experience first hand the latest AI releases and watch the products in action from 100 expert suppliers.

For tickets and more information, visit here.
Sustainability in Engineering

We are proud to be an event partner of Sustainability in Engineering - the future, so register your free place today!
IMechE and Professional Engineering are hosting a week of free webinars looking at Sustainability in Engineering from 27 September – 1st October .

Register FREE here now to listen to our experts, who will be answering your big questions about sustainability and what your business can do to push for net zero.

Join the event to find out:-
  • How advancements in engineering are pushing the automotive sector forward sustainably
  • How to make compressed air generation less expensive and more sustainable
  • Why fibre polymer composites are the material of choice for a net zero sustainable world
A Discussion on Gender Balance

WES CEO Elizabeth Donnelly recently joined Page Personnel for a webinar looking at how the engineering industry can make changes to tackle the barriers that women in engineering may face, from applying for jobs, through to the recruitment process and issues in the workplace. The webinar is available to stream here.
Climate and Ecological Emergency: Are your professional actions and decisions speeding up the climate emergency?

The WES Climate Emergency Group is delighted to present this webinar, in association with the Institution of Civil Engineers, focussing on UN SDG 15, life of land, arguably the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal most impacted by engineering interventions. Join us for this free online event, taking place on 15 October at 2pm, to hear from women engineers about how their work is addressing climate change whilst meeting the challenges of UN SDG 15

WES Partnership News

Mentoring Programme
Do you have an internal mentoring scheme or would you like to help us create a case study for mentoring? If so, we want to hear from you. Lots of Partners are looking at launching internal mentoring programmes so they would love to have a knowledge sharing session on the topic. Get in touch today if you are interested in getting involved.
Collaborate - “How does your organisation promote diversity and inclusion?”
We are giving a few select Partners the opportunity to showcase how they promote D&I and share this with other Partners. Please let us know if you wish to get involved. This will be a public event open tol the WES Member and Partner Network and a great opportunity to showcase your organisation.
Returnship Programme
Have you successfully launched your own internal programme for returners? If so we want to hear from you. Partners are currently really engaged with this topic and we would love to hold a brainstorm and knowledge sharing session on returnships and how these have run successfully within your organisation. If you have operated a successful programme internally or you are interested in hearing from others, we want to hear from you!

Sign up for #WESLottieTour 2021!

The WES Early Careers Board is organising its sixth #WESLottieTour for Tomorrow's Engineers Week which takes place in November. With people gradually returning to their workplaces, we want to continue to show how varied and exciting it is to work in engineering. Lottie Tour has grown so much since it was launched in 2016 from only 10 volunteers to an amazing 170 in 2019, but we’d love this number to grow even more this year!

We’re proud to announce that the #WESLottieTour is being sponsored by GKN Automotive and McLaren Racing. Sign up for the #WESLottie Tour by clicking here and filling out the form. Please use the form if you either would like to borrow a Lottie Doll from WES or if you already have your own as we’d love to capture the full number of volunteers taking part. Any questions, please get in contact with Vera and Kate on the ECB: [email protected]
WES Tees and Tyneside Cluster

Mentioning the unmentionable; Menopause!
 Monday 18 October, 11:45am-12:45pm

The Tyne and Tees Cluster would like to invite you to our event about the unmentionable on World Menopause Day.

Whether you are searching for answers or squirm at the thought of hearing about ‘women’s issues’ this is a must watch. We want to raise awareness and explore what women's life stages mean to real people. There is no escaping 50% of the planet are female and it affects everyone.

Lauren Chiren of ‘Women of a Certain Stage’ will chair our diverse panel where we shall explore the good and bad experiences of women's life stages, in the context of the STEM workplace / including some discussion focused on STEM workplaces. By sharing personal journeys and stories we can all better understand and improve our home life and workplaces. For more info and to sign up please go here.
Join WES today!

There has never been a better time to join WES and become part of the largest network of women engineers in the UK.

Our community is driven by the common goal of supporting women in engineering to fulfil their potential and supporting the engineering industry to be inclusive.

Joining is a fantastic opportunity to expand your network and make new friends. Membership benefits include access to the Membership Area of our website, discounted conference and event rates, participation opportunities and more.

WES Jobs
Senior Technical Operator, 6 Month FTC, Coca Cola European Partners, Sidcup
BMW Tutor Trainer/Assessor, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Oxford
Assessor in Engineering, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Birmingham
Systems Engineer, Thales UK, Reading
Firmware (FPGA) Engineer, Thales UK, various UK locations
Software Engineering Manager, Thales UK, Cheadle - flexible UK locations
System Engineering Manager, Thales UK, Crawley
Integrated Project Team Leader, Thales UK, Crawley
Compliance Engineer, Kenwood Ltd, Havant
Cost Engineer, RheEnergise, London
Engineering Technician, Heathrow Airport, Hounslow
Optics Group Leader, ESO European Southern Observatory, Paranal Observatory Chile
QA Engineer/Senior QA Engineer, TREND Networks, High Wycombe
Lead Commissioning Engineer, Anglian Water, Peterborough, Huntingdon or Cambridgeshire
Mobile Engineer, JLL Integral UK Ltd, London
Engineering Contract Manager, JLL Integral, London
Senior Web Developer, Sonardyne, Yateley
Maintenance Manager, Coca Cola European Partners, Wakefield
Maintenance Team Leader/Maintenance Manager, Domino Printing, Liverpool
Engineering Manager, Domino Printing, Liverpool
Senior Mobile Application Developer, Radiodetection, Bristol
Electronics/Detector System Engineer, ESO European Southern Observatory, Garching nr Munich
Senior Test Engineer - Automation, 7thSense, Upper Beeding, West Sussex
Senior C++ Development Engineer, 7thSense, UK or US based
C++ Development Engineer, 7thSense, Upper Beeding, West Sussex
NERC Science Committee - Membership Vacancies, Natural Environment Research Council, various UK locations
Quality Management Specialist, BIOS Health Ltd, Cambridge/home-based
Graduate Programme - Software Engineer, BAE Systems, Broad Oak, Weymouth and Filton
Graduate Programme - Systems Engineer, BAE Systems, Broad Oak, Weymouth and Filton
Engineer Surveyor - Lift & Crane, Allianz, flexible locations
Engineer Surveyor (Apprenticeship) 2022, Allianz, south-east England
Engineer Surveyor - Electrical & LEV, Allianz, flexible locations
Engineer Surveyor - Pressure Mechanical, Allianz, flexible locations
Tired Engineer In Training
Tired Engineer in Training, Eleanor Yong, shares the drawings that she started to help break up the monotony of studying/revising.
WES is grateful for the support, in the form of partnership, sponsorship, collaborations, in-kind donations and funding for recent projects from many organisations including those listed below.

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