WES recognises that apprenticeships are an important route into engineering for many women. To complement the work of our Early Careers Board and University Groups Board, in 2020 WES set up a board for current apprentices. The Apprentice Board consists of 12 WES Members who are Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, or Level 6 apprentices working in an engineering field.
The aim of the Apprentice Board is to make WES more accessible to apprentices, to reflect their concerns and priorities and to provide input into WES Trustees and staff, allowing the voices of women apprentices within engineering to be heard.
The Apprentice Board will also act as role models for young women considering a career within engineering and applied sciences. In addition, the Apprentice Board offers its board members the opportunity for personal, professional and leadership development through board experience and involvement in projects and strategy setting.
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