The Top 50 Women in Engineering was founded by the Women’s Engineering Society in 2016 and is a UK awards event linked to International Women in Engineering Day, a global celebration of women in engineering that takes place on 23 June each year.
The awards aim to raise awareness of the skills shortage facing the industry, the discrepancy between the number of men versus women in engineering professions and to encourage young women to consider a career in engineering.
You can read profiles of our 2019 winners here:
Rachael Carr joined BAE Systems as an apprentice in 2006 after studying for a BTEC National Diploma in Electrical / Electronic Engineering. She is now a Senior Systems Engineer in our Air business.Find out more
Determined to pursue a career in engineering, Grace Johnstone joined us straight from high school as a Craft Apprentice in our Air business and was the only female working in the production facility with around 100 men.Find out more
Jenny Manning joined BAE Systems’ Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship scheme twelve years ago and has since worked her way up through the company to become an Engineering Team Leader in our Air business.Find out more
We are committed to being an inclusive organisation with a diverse workforce, reflective of the communities in which we operate. Working actively and partnering with organisations in order to share best practice and pool resources to collectively address gender equality in the workplace.
In 2018 we became a signatory to the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter, demonstrating our commitment to work with industry partners to build a more balanced and equitable industry for women.
Here we get a perspective from four female engineers across our business:
Dr Connie Wilson
As a BAE Systems Senior Systems Engineer on Type 26, Connie is responsible for the Meteorological and Oceanographic system which collates and analyses the environmental information that the ship is operating in.Find out more
Lisa completed a degree in Applied Biology before working as a receptionist at a small software house in Yeovil. when an opportunity to assist in testing a software package emerged, Lisa transferred to the team despite having no previous engineering experience.Find out more
Louise completed her academic studies in chemistry and materials science before joining the Government Operational Research Fast Stream scheme working as an analyst associated with various government policies.Find out more