Women In Rail Engineering #WIRE21

Midland Metro Alliance

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Although women are capable of the many and varied roles in construction, currently only 12.5% of the sector`s employees are female.

Midland Metro Alliance (MMA) is a team of planning, design and construction specialists building a number of new tram extensions across the West Midlands and is delighted to host Women in Rail West Midlands with engineering colleagues at different stages of their careers presenting their journeys to inform and inspire young people to consider rail as a fantastic opportunity to develop long term careers.

Women In Rail West Midlands are proud to be a diverse organisation and wanted to showcase the career paths available within the rail industry to inform and inspire the next generation. We are delivering a 1.5 hour virtual session from 1.30pm-3pm on 27th September 2021

Our presenters include:

Kennedy Wheeler Trainee Civil Engineer Eiffage Kier Ferrovial BAM JV

Grace Hayward Assistant Project Manager Midland Metro Alliance

Stephanie Reid Senior Quantity Surveyor Colas Rail

Sam Uren Engineering Director SLC Rail

Rose Rees Head of Engagement & Skills at Midland Metro Alliance will also give an introduction how to apply for apprenticeships and tips on negotiating employers` assessment processes.

PLEASE NOTE: This placement is open to bulk registrations from schools as well as individual applications from students. If a teacher would like to register all the students in their class, please contact experience@speakersforschools.org highlighting OPP ID 1296. Our team will then send out a separate registration form for you complete, requesting names and email addresses for individual students. This will allow us to create individual student accounts for all the students so they can log onto the session.

Placement Notes

Please note this a Virtual Insight Session 1.30pm-3pm

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Understanding how the organisation operates
Career Development Workshop
Understanding more about the sector
Understanding how a business operates
Communication Skills
Problem solving
Interpersonal skills
Project work

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Hard Working
Interested in learning industry basics
Proficient with social media
Able to learn quickly
Willing to learn
Keen to try new things
Interested in problem solving

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
What is your career ambition?