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Clara Armando

The Future Female Engineers event has been such an inspirational event to be a part of. During the application process I had the chance to express my interest in, and passion for, pursuing a career as an engineer, which is to contribute in building up future generations.

During the event I had the most delightful time meeting young women who are following the same career path as me. It was great getting to know them and hearing about their journeys as future female engineers. We had the chance to bond even further through a team challenge and I was very pleased that my group took to win the second place.

I have very much enjoyed networking with various women in the industry, listening to their stories, the challenges and how they have managed to get to where they are now. It was also a great opportunity to get an insight into the companies they work for and the projects they have been involved in. I was very fascinated and they provided us with lots of advice in terms of applications processes, being confident with yourself and how important it is to ensure that you enjoy what you do.

I feel very proud of myself for taking the chance to participate in the event as I have managed to secure an industrial placement with Kier Group. I am looking forward to starting my placement and gaining more experience and knowledge in this career that I am passionate about.

I really appreciate that TARGETjobs is supporting and following our journey through this career path. I would definitely encourage any young women who wish to pursue a career as an engineer to participate in the event as it gives you the chance to meet with wonderful, inspiring role models who have been successful in their career. It is my future goal to also inspire as many women, who are looking to become an engineer, as I can.

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