Sponsors

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.

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Boeing

The partnership between Boeing and the UK continues to get stronger and deeper, with UK jobs, skills and opportunities being constantly generated to support major UK programmes such as Apache, Chinook, C-17, P-8A, ScanEagle, Support Chain Information Services and Staffordshire Police, to mention a few.

Our workforce includes interns, graduates, reservists, special constables and ex-servicemen alongside our other highly skilled staff. We train and invest in our people and work closely with suppliers, universities and our business partners, helping to support thousands of high-value British jobs.

For over 100 years, Boeing has been making the impossible, possible. From producing a single canvas-and-wood aeroplane to transforming how we fly over oceans and into space, Boeing has become the world’s largest aerospace company and a leading manufacturer of commercial aeroplanes and defence, space and security systems. And we’re just getting started - especially in the UK.

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BP

Today's growing world demands more energy, in new ways, with fewer emissions. As a global energy business, we’re working towards meeting this challenge – producing lower-carbon energy in a safe and sustainable way.

Our purpose is reimagining energy for people and our planet. Our engineering interns and graduates are playing a big part in making this a reality.

As part of a global network, they’re learning and enhancing how we safely extract, process and transport the resources the world relies on. Their ideas are transforming our business and our industry, and their own prospects too.

Diverse and inclusive, our culture focuses on teamwork, respect and ambition. So, right from the start, our interns and grads have opportunities to build a challenging, varied career whichever stage of the energy lifecycle they’re contributing to. The result is an environment where they can achieve their goals and drive progress, while making a meaningful impact for millions.

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Collins Aerospace

From the smallest details to the highest pursuits, we are redefining aerospace. Every day we combine creativity and science to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever.

At Collins Aerospace we know diversity drives innovation and inclusion drives success and that’s why we’re proud to be sponsoring this year’s awards which celebrate the achievements of women in Science, Engineering, Maths and Technology. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where we attract the very best talent and where all our employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility irrespective of gender.

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Frazer-Nash

Frazer-Nash is a leading systems and engineering technology company. Our work makes a difference in things that matter in the world.

With over 800 employees, Frazer-Nash works from a network of ten UK and three Australian locations. Our consultants apply their know-how to develop, enhance and protect our clients’ critical assets, systems and processes.

In an uncertain world, we contribute to national security in a huge number of ways. We help make sure that power is generated and distributed to everyone who needs it. We support moving people and goods around and between the big cities of an increasingly urbanised society. We work to make the world a more sustainable place. We ensure governments save time and money when public spending globally is under huge pressure. And we help our clients wrestle with the challenges and opportunities of an ever-accelerating digital revolution.

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GCHQ

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.

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Leonardo

Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees working at some 180 offices and industrial plants worldwide. Leonardo has a consolidated industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.

In the UK, Leonardo operates from 6 main sites (Basildon, Bristol, Edinburgh, Luton, Southampton and Yeovil) employing around 7,000 highly skilled people, 67% of whom hold highly skilled positions. The company makes a significant contribution to the UK economy with revenues of over £2bn, around 50% of which are in export.
Our products and capabilities range from manufacturing world-leading helicopters, the design and integration of radars, avionics and advanced targeting systems, the provision of secure communications and cybersecurity solutions through to the development of cutting-edge optronics that sees us support sectors as diverse as defence, documentaries and sports.

Leonardo’s growth in the UK is the result of 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.

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MBDA

With over 60 years of combined experience through our predecessor companies and over 10,000 employees across Europe and the USA, we are trusted suppliers of missile and missile systems to the defence sector.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides smarter and more effective equipment for the armed forces over land, sea and air.

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Ofcom

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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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Thales

The people we all rely on to keep our nation moving – they rely on Thales in the UK. In a world that is increasingly fast-paced, unpredictable and full of opportunities, they come to us with big ambitions: to make the UK better and to keep its people safer.

Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects’ design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today.

We’re a team of over 6,500 experts, including 4,500 highly skilled engineers, across nine key UK sites. We’re a global technology business operating across aerospace, defence, digital security, transport and space.

With a heritage of over 130 years, we understand the importance of developing skills for the future which is why we have over 400 apprentices and graduates across the UK. We are committed to supporting our people, and continuously developing talent and highly skilled experts.

Operating across 68 countries, Thales Group helps make the world go round. We work with over 80,000 people across the globe every day to keep the public secure, guarding vital infrastructure and protect national security.

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Wiley

Wiley empowers researchers, learners, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world.

For over 200 years we have been helping people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. We develop digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. By publishing leading Engineering journals and books in the field, and partnering with learned societies and thought leaders, Wiley supports Engineering researchers in communicating discoveries that make a difference. Our online journals, books, and other digital content build on a 200-year heritage of quality publishing.

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