​The 2019 Top 50 Women in Engineering: Current and Former Apprentices (WE50)

The 2019 Top 50 Women in Engineering

The Women's Engineering Society would like to offer its congratulations to the winners of the Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) 2019

 As featured in the 2019 Guardian supplement containing the WE50 winnersImage removed.

The 2019 WE50 Current and Former Apprentices are (in alphabetical order):

  • Katrina-Rose Allen, Apprentice Engineer, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Ltd
  • Natalie Asimeng-Gyan, Engineering Apprentice, GSK
  • Natalie Atherton, Zone Operations Manager, Sodexo
  • Abbie Beaver, Apprentice Fabricator/Welder, ADI Group
  • Jacinta Caden, Business Development (Europe), Critical Project Services
  • Sophie Caffrey, Technical Apprentice, Leonardo
  • Emily Carr, Apprentice Electrical/Instrumentation Technician, GSK
  • Rachael Carr, Senior Systems Engineer, BAE Systems
  • Nicole Chamberlain, Automation and MES Engineer, Nestlé
  • Melissa Chigubu, Apprentice, Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), subsequently employed by GKN Automotive Innovation Centre
  • Heather Clarke, Trustee, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Lisa-Jayne Cook, Senior Sales and Applications Engineer, Aqua Temperature Control Solutions
  • Dr Katherine Critchley, Configuration Management BPM, Safran Seats
  • Alexandra Ellis-Jones, Junior Engineer, GSK
  • Jasmine Ewers, Undergraduate Engineer, WSP
  • Danielle Flynn, Degree Apprentice, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Angela George, Mechanical Design Engineer, Diamond Light Source Ltd
  • Natalie Goodman, Permit to Work Coordinator, Spirit Energy
  • Bethany Holroyd, Project Coordinator, WSP
  • Kelly Jeffery, Civil Engineer, Jacobs
  • Grace Johnstone, Principal Engineer, BAE Systems
  • Charlotte Jones, Technician, AECOM
  • Sharon Lane, Managing Director, Tees Components
  • Catherine Leahy, Apprentice Corrosion Technician, TWI
  • Chloe le Grand, Senior Design Engineer, MBDA UK
  • Catherine Llewellyn-Jones, Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering Apprentice, Airbus
  • Sylvia Lu, 5G Tech Lead, U-Blox UK
  • Paula McMahon, Chartered Civil Engineer, Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Judith Mair, Manufacturing Laboratory Technologist, Rolls-Royce plc
  • Jenny Manning, Additive Manufacturing Engineering Lead, BAE Systems
  • Raisa Matadar, Technical Support Apprentice, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Kirsty McDermott, Design Assurance Engineer, National Grid
  • Eden McGlen, Apprentice Engineering Maintenance Technician, Unipres
  • Lauren McNaughton, Apprentice Building Services Engineer, Arup
  • Lois Medley, Electrical Apprentice, WSP
  • Sarah Mulvanny, BIM Technician, Arup
  • Lesley Nutter, Senior Engineer, Engineering Apprenticeships, BAE Systems
  • Emma Roberts, Applications Engineer, Fairfield Control Systems
  • Billie Sequeira, Technical Apprentice, BAE Systems
  • Jenny Smith, Principal Engineer, MBDA (UK)
  • Sophie Smith, Building Surveyor, Atkins
  • Sarah Speir, Project Engineer, SP Energy Networks
  • Courteney Stone, Engineering Technician Apprentice, BMW Group Manufacturing
  • Laurie-Ann Sutherland Smith, Reliability Engineer, Musk Process Services
  • Charlotte Tingley, Quality Engineer, BAE Systems
  • Tammy Whelan, Assistant Technician, Arup
  • Jade White, Welding Engineer, Sellafield
  • Perdi Williams, Assistant Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory
  • Ambar Yasin, Apprentice, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Daniela Zanni, Structural Technician Apprentice, Arup 
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Why Celebrate Current and Former Apprentices in the WE50?

Image removed.While women make up around 12% of engineers in the UK, just over 7% of engineering apprentices are female. By selecting the Top 50 Women in Engineering – Current and Former Apprentices as its theme for 2019, the Women's Engineering Society (WES) hopes to highlight the terrific opportunities that engineering apprenticeships offer women. Engineering Apprenticeships offer an alternative route to a career in engineering and female engineering apprentices have the same access to career progression as those who have followed the degree route.
​As part of International Women In Engineering Day (#INWED19) celebrations, WES is proud to award the Top 50 Women who are either currently serving as apprentices or have previously been in an apprenticeship within an engineering or related role. The winners received their awards at the WES Afternoon Tea event held at the Royal Academy of Engineering on Monday 24 June 2019. They appeared in a supplement in the Guardian newspaper. 

Judges of the WE50 Awards
 
The judges for the WE50 2019 awards were as follows

  • Dawn Childs, Group Engineering Director, Merlin Entertainments (WES President)
  • Julie Dakin, Special Services Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald
  • Elizabeth Donnelly, Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Engineering Society
  • Dawn Fitt, Engineering Apprenticeship Training Coordinator, Bedford College (head judge)
  • John McCollum, Engineering Director Global Combat Ship Mobilisation, BAE Systems
  • Alexandra Walker, FoE PT FM Quality Manager, Ford Motor Company
  • Will Whittow, Reader in Radiofrequency Materials, Loughborough University (2017 winner of the WES Men As Allies Award)