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Solarcentury celebrates National Women in Engineering Day

June 23rd is National Women in Engineering Day, an initiative of the Women’s Engineering Society, of which Solarcentury is a member. To mark this day, we wanted to introduce a handful of the female engineers currently working at Solarcentury!

In this short film, meet Hannah and Jacqueline who share their thoughts on women working in engineering. These ladies work in Solarcentury’s Innovation, Projects and O&M teams. This means they’re involved in a wide range of projects at Solarcentury, from designing the technology underpinning multi-megawatt solar farms across three continents, to monitoring the running of sites once they’re built, and developing highly innovative, great looking solar roof systems for homes.

Helen Barlow, HR Director at Solarcentury comments, “National Women in Engineering Day is a perfect opportunity to showcase the women working in engineering roles at Solarcentury. There is a national engineering skills shortage in the UK, so we hope we can help alleviate this by giving a flavour of the rewarding engineering careers on offer in the solar industry.

Solarcentury aims for a diverse mix of employees – our people include 19 nationalities – because we believe this makes for a stronger company. Our employees are treated equally, regardless of gender, or nationality or race. We hope that this initiative will encourage more girls to learn “STEM” subjects at school, and more women to join the engineering sector, and work at Solarcentury. Engineering is for women too, not just for men!”

Hannah Rose Eastwell, Product Development Engineer in our Innovation team at Solarcentury comments, “I’m looking forward to seeing what the future at Solarcentury holds and being an engineer here, it’s a really exciting time for the industry and I am really excited to see what is going to happen next .”

Solarcentury will be tweeting insights into our female engineers throughout the day using #nwed2016 and #whatengineersdo.

About Women's Engineering Society:

The Women's Engineering Society is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development

Its vision is a nation in which women are as likely as men to choose to study and work in engineering, and one in which there are enough engineers to meet a growing demand.

National Women in Engineering Day was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. See more here.

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