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Celebrating women in engineering roles

Posted onPosted on 24th Jul

The Amazon fulfilment centre in Sutton hosted an event to highlight the roles of women in engineering.

Female engineering apprentices from Amazon and other businesses, including Ricardo, Severn Trent, and Capula, took part in a series of workshops.

Guests had the opportunity to network and engage in sessions on the common challenges faced by women in engineering.

They were also given a tour of the site and shown what happens when a customer clicks ‘buy’ on the Amazon website.

The event was organised by the Women’s Engineering Society Apprentice Board in celebration of International Women in Engineering Day.

Vivek Khanka, general manager at Amazon in Sutton, said: “It was a pleasure to host this event and bring together female apprentices from our community to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day. At Amazon we are passionate about the career development of young people, especially women in STEM, and we hope the guests enjoyed the workshops and the site tour.”

Amelia Warren, a mechatronics and robotics apprentice at Amazon who organised the event, added: “It was very successful and I’m glad we could provide this space for female apprentices to network together and gain an insight into Women in Engineering at Amazon and across the industry.”

Jade Kimpton, one of the guests, said: “I really enjoyed the Women in Engineering event, meeting apprentices and making new connections.

“It was insightful to learn about the career opportunities for women in engineering at Amazon, as well as receiving a behind-the-scenes tour of the fulfilment centre.”