WES Student / Apprentice Grade

At WES we value students and apprentices and continually show our support by featuring, careers advice and WES affiliated student groups.

Our Student / Apprentice membership is perfect for women undergoing training leading up to a qualification in engineering, technology or related sciences. Students are encouraged to join the free membership grade 'Student Supporter', which enjoys the same benefits of the Student Member grade costing £10 per year, with the exception that Student Members are allowed to vote at the WES AGM and be an Officer of a WES Student Group. Benefits of joining WES and becoming a member include:

  • Supporting WES and its campaign for gender diversity in engineering, IT and allied sciences
  • Being part of a network of women engineers, and using your resources to encourage others to join the profession
  • Become a role model and spokesperson for young women
  • Keep track of issues relevant to women's engineering events and news through our quarterly journal and monthly e-newsletter
  • Obtain career help and guidance through our successful mentoring service MentorSET, or become a mentor
  • Apply for one of our Bursaries or Awards
  • Gain useful management by serving on our Council or as an officer in a Student Group
  • Build practical skills by getting involved in our activities (become a cluster co-ordinator, join the editorial board, web management, fund raising, organising events and awards)
  • Meet like-minded people at our annual events and enjoy working to build a stronger profession
  • Build your profile at events and network into your next job
  • Organise or take part in outreach events to inspire the next generation of young people and students
  • Use our social networking sites to connect to other members online (see the links at the bottom of every page)
  • Feel confident that your membership subscription is being positively used to grow, encourage and inspire the number of women in engineering

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You may also want to connect with more engineering students by establishing your own engineering group or affiliate with an existing engineering society. Student engineering groups are a great way to meet others in your field, share ideas, access advice, network, and support one another. Our Students page contains all the details in starting up your own student group.