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Tomorrows Engineers Week: Inspiring the next generation

Tomorrow's Engineers Week: Inspiring the next generation

 October 31, 2019

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Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is celebrated in the UK annually and offers an exciting opportunity for employers to showcase how engineers are working to make the world a better place.

Tomrrow's Engineers Week sees various engineering-related activity and events including This is Engineering Day supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering and also National STEM Day that focuses on helping kids advance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). 

Each year the UK's Tomorrow’s Engineers Week campaign inspires girls about the huge range of engineering careers available.

Tomorrow's Engineers Week is also a great time for women engineers to reflect on their own careers and consider their next chapter.

So why not check out latest job vacancies with brilliant engineering employers like:

and many more STEM focused companies to see where your career could take you.

An important health and wellbeing theme

This year, Tomorrow's Engineers Week focuses on the impact engineers make on the nation’s health and wellbeing.

At Where Women Work, we’re proud to showcase prime employers for women in the medical technology field such as Medtronic and BD.

Become a Medtronic engineer

An engineering career at Medtronic is like no other. The organization is on a mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for millions of people worldwide.
Medtronic’s first life-changing product — a wearable, battery-powered cardiac pacemaker – is the bedrock to what has become one of the world’s biggest and most innovative medical technology companies. Working as engineers with Medtronic, women can help save lives.
One such woman is Carol Malnati, a product development engineer in the Medtronic cardiovascular division. She says “I am passionate about encouraging women in the industry and giving girls in high school and college a vision of a career in engineering. Medtronic has a wonderful mission that can attract talented women.”  
“We are very excited about providing this amazing pool of talent an opportunity at Medtronic,” adds Carol.

Kick-start an engineering career with BD

Engineers at BD are working hard to advance the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. 

The company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures and support the management of diabetes.

Sounds like an exciting place for an engineer to work, right? And what makes the employer even more special is that BD is recognized for looking after the health of its own employees. It is one of the National Business Group on Health’s Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well Being, highlighting the company's commitment to creating work environments that helps its associates thrive.

Looking beyond the medical kit

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is also about motivating young people about the many different areas of engineering.

From Mechanical, Chemical and Civil, through to Electrical Management and Geotechnical – there are so many aspects to engineering. This means countless job opportunities  for women in STEM.

Join the engineering celebrations

Join Where Women Work as we celebrate Tomorrow’s Engineers Week and together let's get more girls studying STEM to become impressive women engineers.
To mark the campaign on social media, use the hashtags #EngineerOnAMission and #TEWeek19 – to help inspire the next generation. 


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