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Women in Engineering Insight Day takes place in Desford

Our friends at Caterpillar were keen to tell us about their latest Women in Engineering Insight Day. This is what they had to say…

The Caterpillar site in Leicester recently held a Women in Engineering Insight Day for female engineering students from local universities. The near 30 students, hailing from the Universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Loughborough, were invited to our internal Customer & Training Centre in Leicester on 8th November for an insight into Engineering.

The action-packed day, hosted by the local chapter of the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) and the UK Future Talent Team, included talks from current and previous graduate/placement students, factory tours and culminated with a Q&A session. The students fully embraced the opportunity to network not only with other aspiring engineers from other institutions but also the local engineering managers.

By far and away the most popular activity on the day was the “Stikt time” when they were able to test a range of our CAT machines by completing various fun challenges including taking one of our Articulated Trucks ‘for a spin.’

We received some great feedback from the participants on the day, and a huge thank you to the Desford Customer & Customer training centre and the Desford WIN group for putting on a fantastic event!

‘Seeing the product in person really helps to understand it,’ one Automotive Engineering student at Loughborough University told us.

‘It was really nice to meet other female engineers from different universities,’ one Product Design & Manufacture student from the University of Nottingham added.

With thanks to Caterpillar. If you are interested in joining a women in engineering network event, check out the next TARGETjobs Future Female Engineers event; it’s free to attend, but you do need to apply for your invitation.

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