LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Women from CH2M HILL’s transportation and nuclear markets represented the company and its support for the ‘Your Life’ campaign, which was launched yesterday by Chancellor George Osborne.
Hannah Turner, Bethany Wilson and Lynne Rogers attended the event yesterday morning to highlight the work CH2M HILL is currently doing to promote women in engineering and what the company pledges to do in the coming year, as part of the ‘Your Life’ campaign, to further develop industry participation to promote women in this sector.
To find out more about why women at CH2M HILL are supporting the ‘Your Life’ campaign, please take a look at our YouTube channel. Hear Bethany Wilson’s story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcUVvpqmSh8&feature=youtu.be and Hannah Turner’s here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE3qpRBU1Yo&feature=youtu.be
Civil Engineering Technician and former apprentice, Bethany Wilson, 20, outlined the reason she decided to go into engineering over other sectors: “Engineering is unique in its ability to open a whole range of career opportunities and provide you with the scope to work in so many places across the world. In the short time I have been at CH2M HILL I have been exposed to so many different potential careers routes through the work I have carried out with colleagues. Being the first female in the UK to complete a new civil engineering apprenticeship I am so pleased to be at the early stages of my career at such an exciting time for British engineering.”
Lynne Rogers, Project Manager on the Submarine Operating Centre programme with CH2M HILL, said: “I am really encouraged to see the Government’s commitment to promoting more women in science, technology, engineering and maths careers. Traditionally this has been a sector dominated by men, however I am pleased to see more and more colleagues who are women taking positions of leadership within the company. I look forward to contributing to this important campaign and helping CH2M HILL work alongside Government to raise the profile of women in STEM.”
Hannah Turner, CH2M HILL’s Transport Modeller, has been with the company for six years after leaving university as a graduate and developing her knowledge and skills base within the company’s Transportation team. Commenting on a career in science, technology, engineering or maths, Hannah highlighted: “It is an important time for careers in the STEM sector to be promoted on a wider level to women. The UK is entering a period with the likes of HS2, Thames Tideway Tunnel and Crossrail 2 all coming through the pipeline. With expertise in delivering major programmes such as the Olympics and Crossrail, CH2M HILL can play a vital role in contributing to bringing in a skilled workforce with a strong presence of women engineers and technicians.”
Notes to Editor:
1. CH2M HILL is a supporter of the ‘Your Life’ campaign promoted by the Government to get more women into science, technology, engineering and maths subjects and careers paths.
2. As part of this CH2M HILL pledged to:
- to set up a partnership with the Social Mobility Foundation to launch a programme specifically aimed at getting young women from disadvantaged backgrounds into engineering and STEM sector careers;
- to commit to leverage its UK Women’s Network to engage directly with young women to provide career advice in schools across the country;
- to continue its community investment programme by hosting more skills and employment fairs during 2014 to promote engineering and STEM.
3. CH2M HILL has a dedicated Women's Network which provides the opportunity for colleagues to share information, ideas, experiences, and resources. The Network aims to promote an inclusive culture that actively promotes and supports the attraction, development, and retention of women; values the diversity that women bring to the table; and fuels our industry-leading position as one of the best places to work.
4. In 2009 CH2M HILL was the first engineering and construction company to win the Catalyst Award, honouring innovative organisational approaches that advance women in the workplace. The company received the award in 2009 as a one-time recognition of achievement. Also in that year, the company won the top employer in 'Woman Engineer Magazine'.
Employee-owned CH2M HILL is one of the world’s leading consulting, design, design-build, operations, and programme management companies serving government, civil, industrial and energy clients, employing over 30,000 people worldwide. Our work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources.
CH2M HILL has operated in the UK for over 20 years and acquired Halcrow in 2011. Its European headquarters are in London and it employs over 3,400 people in the UK. CH2M HILL is working on some of the most iconic infrastructure programmes including High Speed 2, Thames Tideway Tunnels, the decommissioning of Dounreay and was one of the leading partners in CLM, Delivery Partner to the ODA for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.
CH2M HILL is an active member of Business in the Community and the Employee Ownership Association.