June 2018
Women's Engineering Society eNewsletter
Welcome to the June edition of the WES newsletter. 

In this month's newsletter we have the latest on INWED18 events and bring you updates from WES, upcoming events, job vacancies and all other news.

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Thank you to all who took part in celebrating INWED18

On Saturday we celebrated International Women in Engineering 2018. Events have taken place all month and the support from across the globe has been fantastic! To see all events that took place and are still scheduled,  click here .

If you are due to or have held an event for INWED but aren't noted on our 2018 events page, please complete our Events Notification Form, so that we can count you in our official tally and evaluation.

Top 50 Women in Engineering

WES in partnership with The Telegraph are delighted to announce the 2018 Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50). The entry criteria this year was Returners and Transferrers. We received nearly 200 applications, from a wide range of STEM sectors, career stages, career routes and backgrounds. There were some amazing stories amongst the nominations - all of which deserve our congratulations. The names of all winners was published last Sunday in a supplement with the Sunday Telegraph. 
The full list of all WE50 winners can be found here.

The winners attended a private ceremony yesterday at the Royal Academy of Engineering, in which they received their awards. 
Congratulations to all who won and were nominated!

Call for sponsors: WES Student Conference 2018

Date: 23 - 24 November 2018
Location: Warwick University 
We are looking for sponsors to exhibit at the WES Student Conference.  This is an annual two-day event, it brings together students, academics and early-mid career engineers & colleagues to explore pathways to technical leadership.


Many of the very same women who campaigned for the vote 100 years ago went on to set up the Women's Engineering Society a year later in 1919.  WES is proud to have taken part in the PROCESSIONS marches on Sunday 10th June in London and in Edinburgh.

It was a fantastic event and and great day was had by all. The marches inspired a great sense of togetherness and there were some amazing banners on show. For more pictures have a look at our Facebook page here.


Massive congratulations to Honorary WES member Naomi Climer and WES Fellow Professor Deborah Greaves who both received UK Honours earlier this month. 

Naomi received the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the Engineering Profession. 

Deborah received the  Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)   for services to Marine Renewable Energy, Equalities and Higher Education.     
WES Young Members' Board 
The YMB Are Recruiting

As a result of three of our members stepping down at the end of their term from the board, the YMB will soon be recruiting to fill those positions.

We will be looking for inspiring individuals in the early stages of their engineering careers, be that at university, graduate scheme, apprenticeship or just started an engineering role.

If you are engaged in STEM, have a passion for promoting diversity and inclusion and want to be a part of a likeminded team, look out for the applications opening later this month across WES social media and the YMB page on the website. Applications will close on Friday 20th July.

Applications open for new WES University Student Groups Board

WES is excited to announce the formation of a University Student Groups Board (USGB). 

Applications for a position on the board are invited from university students who are committee members of WES affiliated student groups. 

To apply, fill in this application form, and send your CV, a professional photo and a statement of support from an academic at your university to students@wes.org.uk. The closing date is Friday 20th July.

London Cluster Blog
Wikithon event 

Wikipedia edition experts Dr Jess Wade and Dr Alice White led a fantastic session where the basics of Wikipedia edition were explained. All participants started creating new pages of women engineers during the Wikithon!
WOMENinSTEM launch 

The launch of WOMENinSTEM group at Imperial College was a great success. The event took place on 21st May and counted with a panel group of outstanding women in STEM, which included WES President Benita Mehra.
1st Annual WES Regional Cluster Conference - Midlands Region
5 July 2018
WES  is delighted to extend an invite to you to join us for the Women's Engineering Society's 1st Regional Cluster Conference, kindly hosted by Mazak.

The purpose of the conference is to meet and form a local member network, invigorating and kick-starting the Cluster. It promises to be a really interesting evening with a great variety of speakers as well as ample networking time.

Summer Edition of WES Journal 'The Woman Engineer' out now


As well as containing all the latest news from WES, this issue features an in-depth focus on Humanitarian Engineering.  View as a pdf


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JobsWES Jobs

TiredTired Engineer in Training
Tired Engineer in Training, Eleanor Yong, shares the drawings that she started to help break up the monotony of studying/revising.
Eleanor Yong_ Grumpy Maths (Click on image to open)
Eleanor Yong_ Woodlouse (Click on image to open)
Events Upcoming Events
To find out more about events happening soon please go to our website here
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Tomorrow's Engineers
 Applications have opened for the Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge 2018/2019.
Schools can apply to be part of an exciting robotics challenge that sees them involved in 'aviation missions'. Teamwork, robots, design, discovery, fun and loads of LEGO are all part of the mix, as are real-world challenges, teacher CPD and some great prizes. Every school taking part receives free LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 kit for students to build and program.

Applications are open until 10 July 2018.  Apply here to take part. 
Closing date - June 29th 2018

Meggit STEM Returners Scheme
International engineering company Meggitt Polymers and Compositeshave announced an innovative response to the growing engineering skills shortage by attracting back engineers after a career break. 

Teaming up with STEM Returners, Meggitt are offering Hertfordshire and Leicestershire based engineers a structured return to work, including 
training, mentoring, work experience, and most importantly the opportunity of a permanent job. 

Candidates signing up to the 'STEM Returners' programme will join a paid, 13-week structured return to work programme, which will include soft skills training, technical training and on the job experience, as well as coaching and mentoring support.

Candidates wishing to apply have until the 7th September, and can do so here

Calling All Engineers

Certified Cyber Security training provider the PGI Cyber Academy and Hawker Chase, a cyber security recruitment company, have teamed up with Employers to develop a training programme for women interested in beginning a career in Cyber Security. 
The unique features of the course are:
* Online and interview selection process to test aptitude for a Cyber Security career. 
* Paid Employment at selection and working in Cyber Security on completion of training course.
* Availability of child care or other support if required. 
* There is no need for technical knowledge prior to the course. 
The aim of this project is to address head on many key problems in the current eco-system for training Cyber professionals:

If you'd like to apply please go here

Heritage Open Days

In 2018, Heritage Open Days (HODS) will celebrate 'Extraordinary Women'. 

They aim to uncover, acknowledge and reveal the women - workers, pioneers, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters and friends - who have touched lives, are making a difference, have brought about change, at every scale, and left a legacy that should be cherished.
Who is your heroine? WES's Tilly Shilling is already on their website but it would be wonderful to get some other WES and engineering women featured.

Nominate your Extraordinary Woman by emailing info@heritageopendays.org.uk
Include as much detail as you can - what made your Extraordinary Woman special and is there an image HODS can share? Your suggestions could feature on their Wall of Women or in a special blog post.
Network Rail Property Returners Programme

Network Rail is launching their 2018 Property Returners Programme. Applications are welcome from experienced professionals who have taken a career break of two years or more. Network Rail is seeking surveyors of all level and also has an opportunity for an accountant to work within the Property function. For more information on the programme, the opportunities available, and to apply, see here

FISITA PLUS Conference
London, 12 July 2018 

The Conference title is 'Exploring the future of mobility engineering' and will include nine hand-picked speakers delivering technological thought leadership in the areas of Mobility Eco-System, Future Technologies & Energy and Future Propulsion Systems.
  • 10% saving on tickets for your guests (use discount code TEN)
  • Group booking deal - Book a table for 5 people - £1,200 - a saving of £550
Tickets can be booked online  here .
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