Case Studies: EESW

EESW Testimonials 2016-2017

Below are a selection of quotes from students who participated in the EESW Sixth Form Project 2016-2017 “In the team, personally we have all seen a raise of interest for a future in engineering and a passion for the representation of females and an end to the gender gap ever present in engineering and many other industries.” “I started the EESW scheme unsure of how it would help me later in life, however the scheme has been incredibly rewarding to […]

Another EESW past student shares their experience!

Interview with Sarah-Jane Potts who took part in EESW in 2010-11 and was linked with Mabey Bridge.  Sarah is now a Research Engineer at the Welsh Centre for Printing & Coating based at Swansea University.  Why did you decide to take part in the Engineering Education Scheme Wales? I had always been interested in maths, science and design but was unsure of which career to go for. I decided to participate in the scheme to help me make a more […]

Jessica Jones – UK Young Engineer of the Year

Jesscia Jones, the first female UK Young Engineer of the Year was nominated and elected for her work on an EESW project in 2011-2012. Jessica, a student at St David’s Sixth Form College in Cardiff, took part in a project set by global company Huntleigh Healthcare.  She has become an ambassador for female engineering students everywhere.  Jessica said “Science and maths-based subjects are traditionally perceived as a male discipline and this outlook discourages females from taking these subjects.  This is […]

Coleg Llandrillo Project 2010-2011

Coleg Llandrillo Project 2010-2011 Two teams from Coleg Llandrillo participated in projects linked with Wylfa Power Station and Airbus.  One team studied Mechanical Engineering and the other Electrical Engineering. Ian Thompson, manager of Coleg Llandrillo Cymru’s Technology Innovation Centre, said “We used the specialist facilities here at Coleg Llandrillo Cymru to manufacture the parts using the students’ designs.  We then assembled the prototype into a working model so that they can take it to the awards event in Llandudno.  It […]

Louise Bungay – Past EESW student

was interested in studying engineering from an early age. I remember driving down a road with my dad saying “I helped design this”. This caught my attention and made me think I wanted to do the same. There are not many professions where you get to leave your mark on the world, with your designs actually being built. At Llanfyllin High School I studied Maths, Physics, History, Geography and Chemistry A-Levels. All of which I have found to be of […]

Emma Holland BEng – Past EESW Student

Emma currently works as a Manufacturing Shop Support Engineer in the A320 Wing Manufacturing Department at Airbus UK in Broughton. The role involves a wide range of tasks. Examples include developing and improving tooling to ensure ‘right first time’ methodology and working Engineering and Design Query Notes; these are shop floor queries on drawings, processes or parts that need an engineering investigation and design investigation. Other work includes writing new, and updating engineering processes/methods used by the production teams to […]