National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) 2016

Thursday 23 June 2016 sees the engineering industry recognise National Women in Engineering Day (NWED). A spotlight is shone internationally for those currently in education, hopefully signposting them to what a brilliant choice engineering is.

 

For me personally in my school days engineering was never even presented to me as a career choice (which may partly how I ended up in the job I’m doing). While we appoint solely on talent here at Kirintec, I think in the name of equality and diversity, it is good to promote a positive stance on engineering for everyone.

 

In the world of defence and security, Kirintec’s brilliant engineers are made up mainly of hardware and software engineers – although we can never reveal exactly what they do. However, when recruiting, it is always potential, the ability to learn and positive attitude we look at when considering those who haven’t worked in this industry formerly.

 

Essentially engineering is all about applying scientific knowledge to solve problems.

 

Here we design, we build; we test, then re-test and test again.

 

Engineers must be confident in their ability to implement solutions in a cost effective way. Often Engineers – whether male or female are said to have a brain bias towards science or mathematics. Typically our engineer’s skill-set is said to include: logical thinking, decision making, the desire to probe, question, improve and must think outside the box.

 

Nonetheless I would like to introduce you to Robin (pictured left) and Wendy – our female Engineers. If you have not yet done so, please read their fun Q&A we profiled previously:

 

For those considering a career in Engineering and in celebration of NWED 2016, I would particularly encourage you to take a look at Robin’s journey so far.

 

You may draw inspiration from her being a success story of how to take the leap from working to studying. Robin was proactive. She contacted us and after we established she was the right fit, she started last year as our intern. Happily, she has just been offered and accepted her first role on the back of her successful engineering internship.

 

Inspired by NWED? Would you like to be our 2016 intern?

Irrespective of whether you are male of female (it doesn’t matter), then we would love to hear from you. Here are more details about the role.

Please email us with an introduction and your CV. Sorry – no Agencies.

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