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WSP undergraduate engineer Jasmine Ewers has a great role

WSP undergraduate engineer Jasmine Ewers has a great role

 March 22, 2021

Jasmine Ewers began her career at WSP while undertaking a degree apprenticeship which sees her combine her current role as part of the company's HS2 team with her university work.

While that’s undoubtedly a balancing act itself, Jasmine still finds time to raise the profile of apprenticeships and champion women in engineering.

Making an impact on future generations

Working on the UK’s largest infrastructure programme in a generation, Jasmine feels that she is part of a team that is truly making a life-changing difference for people across the UK by connecting the north, midlands and south of England. As well as leaving a legacy in her lifetime, Jasmine feels proud of the impact her team’s work will have for generations of the future. 

Developing leadership skills

Jasmine has grasped with both hands the opportunities presented to her as an early career professional and although HS2 is a challenging project, she feels it has pushed her boundaries to new and exciting heights. Through her time working on Birmingham International Station, Jasmine was able to build her project management experience and develop skills in leadership and delivery which she honed working in the rail and highways teams.

Raising the profile of apprenticeships

Jasmine recently worked with the Department for Education and participated in their social media campaign around raising the profile of what they can offer and why young people should consider them as a compelling alternative to university. She produced a video which explained her role as an apprentice and gave advice to young people who are feeling unsure about which educational route to take. 

"I featured in a video with BBC Bitesize for their careers page called ‘How to become an apprentice engineer’. This video explains how I joined the engineering field, showcases my work in the highways team and explains my experiences as a young black female in the industry. I also address the reasons why females shouldn’t be afraid to join the engineering field," she explains.

Receiving a prestigious award

In recognition of her efforts to help others and raise awareness of engineering and apprenticeships, she was awarded the impressive accolade of ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering award (WE50)’ for current and former apprentices by the Women in Engineering Society (WES). This led to her being involved a lot more with WES and she was recently chosen to be on the newly formed WES Apprentice board where she will be able to help make the organisation more accessible to apprentices, reflect their concerns and priorities and provide input into WES Trustees and staff.

As well as their drive to give female apprentices within engineering a platform to be heard, Jasmine supports WES’s commitment to improving local communities and building better places for the whole of society.

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