Sincere thanks to Abbey, Alana and Priya from Connect Plus Services (M25) for coming to both The Leigh UTC and Wilmington Academy to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day with some of our younger students.

Beginning at The Leigh UTC, our guests presented to year 7 and 8 girls on what Connect Plus Services do and the variety of careers available within the organisation- it was certainly a long list!

They further went on to explain the career pathways possible as well as how each of them had come to work where they do. Having asked students to fill out a short survey, our guests then gave students the opportunity to come forward and ask one to one questions.

Moving on, our guests then came to present to year 7 girls at Wilmington Academy.

In both cases, a wealth of information was given on the very real opportunities available in Civil Engineering for girls (and indeed, boys!) as well as the other vital roles required to keep such an organisation running smoothly.

Sincere thanks to Abbey, Alana and Priya for their valuable time and their colleague, Cintia for arranging such a useful encounter for our students.