Who are Edwards?
At Edwards, we’ve been engineering environments where innovation thrives for more than 100 years.
Our vacuum and abatement technologies have enabled countless innovations, from semiconductor and industrial processes, to environmental solutions and scientific advances that help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world. They play a critical role in the development and production of mobile phones, analytical instruments, TVs, microchips and a range of other high tech and industrial applications.
None of this would be possible without the passion and talent of our people. The Edwards legacy is built on their pioneering spirit and their commitment to do the very best for our customers every day.
To learn more about Edwards and how you can help us enable the world’s innovation, visit edwardsvacuum.com
What projects / schemes / initiatives to support women’s recruitment, retention and progression in STEM are Edwards involved in?
A career in STEM is exciting, rewarding and achievable and as part of our recruiting for the future strategy we are recruiting more women to join our dynamic company.
As part of our outreach activity we partner with girl’s schools and universities and female student networks. We encourage and train our staff to be STEM ambassadors, visiting schools, colleges and universities across the South of England.
We are constantly reviewing and improving our people practices and benefits. We offer development programmes and mentoring to support the internal promotion of diverse talent within the organisation and we are passionate about providing exciting growth opportunities for talent outside of the UK, in our many locations across the globe. We regularly review our family and work-life balance policies to ensure they meet the changing needs of our colleagues and their families.
Why did Edwards join WISE?
“At Edwards we are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce and we know that in order to do that we must work together with organisations like WISE to improve the representation of women in STEM.”
– Louisa Woods, Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager