PEME reliability engineer, Laurie-ann Smith has been featured in the Process Engineering magazine in an article that explores the realities and opportunities for women in engineering.
The Process Engineer magazine is a well-respected publication providing news, analysis, applications and solutions and has been the trusted source of process engineering developments for more than 50 years.
Laurie-ann promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects by visiting secondary school to give talks. She is also a member of Talent 2030, a campaign run by the Council for Industry and Higher Education. It hopes to deliver the message to young women making academic choices, that jobs in engineering not only make a huge contribution to society, but also deliver higher salaries that many other careers.
She was also recently featured in a Daily Telegraph article about the low numbers of woman UK engineers. This is a scenario that PEME is helping to address with two recent winners of our apprentice of the year competition being women.