Meet the 2017 WISE One to Watch finalists

Finalist for the 2017 WISE One to Watch Award

Civil / Structural Engineering Technician, Atkins

Sanna Shabir, a Civil / Structural Engineering Technician at Atkins, which is a leading global design, engineering and project management consultancy. Sanna started her career off as an Apprentice where she completed her Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) and is currently continuing her further education at HNC level in Civil Engineering. She has developed both her technical and practical skills over the course of her career and has gained Engineering Technician accreditation with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) as well as progressing on to higher education in Civil Engineering with an aim of obtaining Chartership status with the ICE.

Finalist for the 2017 WISE One to Watch Award

University of Warwick

Floriane is a first year student at the University of Warwick studying Mechanical Engineering. She achieved A’levels in Maths, Physics and Chemistry at the Ursuline Academy Ilford, London. Floriane’s interest in Engineering stemmed from her team’s success at the National Science and Engineering competition in 2013 where they won the Shell prize. She joined the British Science Association’s CREST youth panel and was a keynote speaker and essay contributor for their ‘Not just for Scientists’ Campaign.

Finalist for the 2017 WISE One to Watch Award

Undergraduate Engineering Apprentice at Airbus

I’m now an Undergraduate Engineering Apprentice at Airbus, completing my degree alongside a series of placements in engineering teams around the business. The scheme offers a rare opportunity to combine my academic studies with learning on the job, which has proven to accelerate both my practical and professional skills.

Finalist for the 2017 WISE One to Watch Award

4th year of her Apprentice at MBDA

She found a career path in STEM after competing in the world skills mobile robotics, and subsequently she met employees from MBDA, who inspired her to take the path of engineering. At work Jamie is currently finishing the last of her 3 month placements around the business. She has worked in the following departments: Purchasing, Trials, Customer Support, Product Definition, Drawing Office, Electronic Packaging, Materials, Quality and Mechanical analysis.

Finalist for the 2017 WISE One to Watch Award

University of Wolverhampton

Adeola Gbakinro is a 3rd year Biomedical Science student at the University of Wolverhampton. Alongside studying full-time, she is also the President of the Biomedical Science Society which has partnered with the Institute of Biomedical Science and organises career related conferences as well as revision workshops for students. In early 2017, Adeola won the Enterprise and Employability Gold Award at her University which is an award that helps students gain the skills and qualities they need, to become more employable after graduation.

Finalist for the 2017 WISE One to Watch Award

Industry Student at Rolls-Royce

At school Edith-Clare’s desire to drive positive change connected her to STEM. Edith-Clare was first introduced to Engineering at a Year 8 IET challenge day where she relished the chance to innovate and apply the concepts she had learnt in Maths and Science to create practical solutions. Inspired by her own experiences, in sixth form, she founded a school physics society which ran hands-on problem solving events for Year 7 girls. In 2015, Edith-Clare delivered a speech at the United Nations in New York on Cyber violence and how young women interface with technology as part of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Finalist for the 2017 WISE One to Watch Award

Apprentice at Troup Bywaters & Anders

I am currently in my third year of an apprenticeship involving Building Services Engineering with Troup Bywaters & Anders. When I first joined Troup Bywaters & Anders, I had no real knowledge within the industry, however after three short years, I have now gained a BTEC level 3 Diploma in Building Services Science and I’m preparing to go to University to study Mechanical Engineering. Doing this will gain me a new title of Trainee Engineer as well as open my eyes to exciting subjects I would never have had the opportunity to study.

Finalist for the 2017 WISE One to Watch Award

Building Services Design Technician at Troup Bywaters & Anders

My job title at Troup Bywaters + Anders is a Building Services Design Technician, simplified this means as an engineer I help to bring buildings to life. At TB+A we receive an architects drawing and add services to it, I specialize in the electrical design so my role mainly involves designing lighting layouts for hospitals and figuring out where power is needed in each room. Duties include electrical designs, drawings and calculations to comply with relevant standards to ‘bring buildings to life’. Recently, a partner of the company has entrusted me to redesign the office’s meeting rooms to be able to showcase what we do day to day to our clients.

Finalist for the 2017 WISE One to Watch Award

IT Engineer, Firstco

Sadiqa recently completed her 3rd year of a BSc Business Computing Systems degree at City University, London as a Professional Pathway Scheme student. Through this innovative scheme she has been working at Firstco, a specialist in control and communication systems engineering, as an IT Engineer since 2015. This has enabled her to take the skills and knowledge gained at university into the working world.

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