June 23, 2021 6.23 am This story is over 13 months old

Lincoln UTC celebrates women in engineering

International Women in Engineering Day

Lincoln UTC is celebrating International Women in Engineering Day by highlighting the success of its female engineers. 

Year 13 students Georgina Smith and Eloise Winterflood have recently completed a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering at the UTC and secured their next steps in industry and education. 

In parallel with their studies, both students also completed an extended placement with industry partners of the UTC. Eloise was partnered with IMPS (UK), a diesel engine specialist, whilst Georgina worked with Micrometric, a local component manufacturer and laser processing specialist. 

Many UTC students have secured further employment as a direct consequence of the relationships formed whilst completing an industrial placement, including Georgina, who will continue to work with Micrometric alongside studying a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Lincoln next year.

Eloise has been offered full sponsorship from Clyde Marine Training to complete an Engineering Officer Cadetship within the Merchant Navy. During her training she will spend time on shore and at sea, travelling and working on a multitude of ships with an established Merchant Navy company. 

Year 13 student Georgina Smith

UTC Principal John Morrison said: “By reflecting on the incredible achievements of our female students we hope to inspire the next generation of girls to consider a career in engineering.

“Our curriculum provides a platform for students to progress into any sector within the industry. We look forward to accepting our largest intake of girls yet in September 2021.”

A limited number of places are still available at the UTC in year 10 and year 12 starting September 2021. For more information visit www.lincolnutc.co.uk or email [email protected].