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Airbus is a multinational aerospace company that designs, manufactures, and sells commercial and military aircraft, helicopters, and spacecraft. Airbus has recently launched satellites going to Jupiter’s moons; aircraft that can fly from London to Perth non-stop; and plans for hydrogen powered aircraft. Airbus has been a leader in the industry for more than 50 years with our headquarters in Toulouse, France.

In addition to aircraft, it provides a range of products and services related to defence and security, such as satellites, space systems, and secure communications systems. Our head office is in Toulouse, France - but we have sites all over the world, in the UK we have offices and factories near Bristol and Chester; as well as in Stevenage, Portsmouth, Newport, and London.

Every year we recruit more than 600 interns, apprentices and graduate students across Engineering; Quality; and Manufacturing, amongst many others.

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We’ve partnered with the United Kingdom since before World War II. Over the course of a relationship that spans more than 80 years, we have grown to a highly-skilled workforce of over 4,000 people – Boeing’s largest European base – across 30 key locations, from Lossiemouth to Gosport. Our people are engaged in all aspects of Boeing’s business, including commercial and defence aviation services and creating the technology of tomorrow.

Boeing is woven deep into the fabric of the UK’s aerospace and wider industrial ecosystem, including our collaboration with the UK government, long-term research partnerships with six universities and a diverse network of over 650 domestic suppliers. Anchored by our presence at key sites across the UK, Boeing is committed to innovating and investing in efforts that build, enhance and contribute to the communities where we are proud to live and work.

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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 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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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 8,000 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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London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport served 28 million passengers in 2019 (pre pandemic), making it the third busiest airport in London and the fourth busiest in the UK.

The airport also ranked among the 25 busiest in Europe in 2018. With 200 destinations across 40 countries, it is a market leader for short-haul travel across Europe and serves more scheduled connections to Europe than any other UK airport.

It also has daily flights to Dubai with Emirates' allowing passengers to access the airline's global network of over 150 destinations. A major cargo hub, the airport ships goods worldwide, including to the Far East and the USA. Stansted has the highest public transport use of any airport in the UK and is among the best in Europe.

With over 12,000 employees working for 200 companies, it is the largest single-site employer in the East of England.

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At MBDA, we understand that diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds are a key part of what leads our teams to innovate and deliver results. We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to help us deliver solutions that protect our nations, and the people representing us on the front lines. 

As a leading European defence manufacturer, we develop future-proof solutions that face the threats of today and tomorrow by pushing the limits of science, engineering and technology. As part of our commitments to a brighter future, we also play an active role in promoting STEM professions amongst young women in our local communities.

Our people have access to a range of training opportunities when joining us, as well as dedicated mentoring programmes and employee-led inclusion networks.

Our commitments to dynamic working mean we trust our teams to decide how, when and where they work best together. For those that need, or choose, to be on our key sites in Stevenage, Bristol or Bolton, we offer excellent working environments and facilities, including state-of-the-art labs, on-site parking, and subsidised canteens and cafes.

MBDA Missile Systems: Together. For the future of defence.

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National Grid

National Grid is the electricity distribution network operator for the Midlands, South West England and South Wales. Our role is to ensure that the power network of poles and pylons, cables, wires and substations delivers electricity to homes and businesses around the clock.

The UK's electricity system is undergoing a rapid period of change. Our industry-leading innovation work, combined with years of experience of operating a highly-reliable distribution network, makes us uniquely placed to lead the management of an increasingly smart, flexible and efficient local electricity system that meets the future energy demands of homes and businesses, lowers carbon emissions and achieves net zero.

We recognise the vital role that our engineers play in delivering the network of tomorrow, and support our teams through bespoke, in house training to provide them with the necessary skills required. We aim for our workforce to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and are committed to driving inclusion and promoting equal opportunities for all.  It’s vital that everyone can bring their gifts and talents to work, regardless of their gender, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation or physical ability. That is why we’re proud to sponsor the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2023.

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Northrop Grumman

For our people, they are fulfilling a mission, not doing a job.

From engineering data and intelligence solutions, to developing maritime navigation and control systems, from delivering the RAF’s vision of a future uncrewed aircraft to innovative command and control systems for the UK and NATO, what we do together matters.

We operate across 10 sites in the UK, employing around 900 people in the UK, 2,500 in Europe and sustaining employment for more than 5,000 in our supply chain and partners, including many SMEs.

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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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RS Grass Roots Education

RS Grass Roots Education is the dedicated Engineering & Technology Youth Empowerment Team at RS Components, who aim to develop and support students across the globe to help bridge the gap between University & the workplace.

For over 80 years, RS Components have been providing products and solutions to engineers, making it easy for our customers to do business and saving them time and money. Today, we are a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers who are involved in designing, building or maintaining industrial equipment and facilities.

We aim to offer our customers unrivalled choice of product technologies, solve problems with innovative solutions and deliver a world-class customer experience.

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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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