National Women in Engineering Day was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society in 2014 to celebrate their 95th anniversary, as a charity supporting women in engineering. Their aim was to raise the profile and celebrate the achievements of Women in Engineering, and encourage more girls to consider engineering as a career.

National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) 2016 was held on Thursday 23rd June. In order to support this, on Wednesday 22nd June volunteers from Sellafield Ltd delivered an interactive session to our Year 9 female students who have opted to study Product Design GCSE; the session aimed to inspire young girls to study and build a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), and included a quiz to show students where professional individuals with similar behavioural
competencie
s have established their careers within the Engineering sector – the educational benefits of this training being to open our students’ eyes to possible STEM career opportunities.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sellafield Ltd for providing our students with such an eye-opening, educational opportunity.