BET Careers Advisers

Our aim is that all students leave education with the knowledge, skills and attributes for employability and our Careers group regularly meets to share best practice and reflect the BET ethos of partnerships for excellence.

 

Female Engineers

Some female engineers from the Bath area have told us about their experiences of work and study. They all say they are enjoying the variety of work they do, how they need to be good at problem solving but also have to be creative and how good teamworking is essential.
 
As an engineer, you could find yourself designing a bridge, making an important safety device that keeps an aeroplane flying, or even helping to plan and set up a system to get fresh water to a remote village in the Third World.
 
"Engineering is a very fulfilling career; there is nothing more satisfying than creating something that does something! You can see how much of a difference your work makes."
 
Females are still in the minority, but that can sometimes be an advantage:
 
"It’s good to challenge the misconception that boys are better at engineering.  Girls are often in a minority on an engineering course, so it is easier to stand out and bring something different to the group work. This also applies when trying to get a job".
 
Take a look at what these women have told us:

Philippa Astill- BET Project Manager
c/o Bath College
Avon Street
Bath
BA1 1UP

Email:
Philippa.Astill@bathcollege.ac.uk
 
Telephone:
07452 866402
 
Twitter: 
@batheductrust