Meet the Speakers – UK Engineering Careers Event 2022

Sep 22, 2022 Events 3 minutes read

On Thursday 22nd September, we are running our UK Engineering Careers Event! Taking place on our virtual events platform, this event is perfect for students and graduates studying a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) related course and looking to start a career in engineering.

We have 17 fantastic exhibitors signed up to this event, all looking to network with attendees, promote their roles and inspire the next generation of women in tech. During the day, 4 employers will also be presenting live sessions, with some also sitting on our panel discussion.

Speakers will talk about their personal experiences of working in their industry, the exciting opportunities available at their company and what graduates can expect when applying for roles!

Meet our speakers!

“I will be giving attendees an intro to MBDA, I will cover my background and my career highlights so far, as well as challenges I have face. I will hopefully be able to offer some tips for engineers that are just starting out too!” – Becky Simms, Senior Process Engineer, MBDA.

“Next year I celebrate my 30th year working in STEM. As a proud STEM Woman and mother, I am keen to inspire, encourage and support the next generation of women in STEM!” – Vikki Townsend, Senior Patent Attorney, Rolls-Royce

The Panel Discussion

At 12:20pm, we will begin our panel discussion which will feature: Precious Adewale from MBDA and Philipa Kugonza from Rolls-Royce.

The Event Agenda

Noon – Event begins in the ‘Live Presentations’ area, with a welcome talk from STEM Women.

12.20pm – Panel discussion with women working in engineering. Ask questions and gain a fascinating first hand insight from inspiring panellists.

12:55pm – Live networking begins and continues until the event ends. Attendees can visit company stands, network with employers and search live jobs!

1:30pm – Employer insight talk from a representative from MI5 / MI6 / GCHQ.

1:50pm – Employer insight talk from Becky Simms, Senior Process Engineer from MBDA.

2:10pm – Employer insight talk from Vikki Townsend, Senior Patent Attorney from Rolls-Royce.

2:50pm – Employer insight talk from Dawn Chapman, Head of Process Mechanical Engineering at IPS employer insight talk.

4:30pm – Event ends.

STEM Women Events

If you’re a student or recent graduate, there is still time to register for your free ticket to this event – here

We are also hosting a number events for attendees and employers based in the UK, Ireland, and the Benelux Region this autumn. Take a look at our events line up for more information!

There are also still spaces available for employers looking to exhibit at this event and our upcoming events. Get in touch with Event Sales Manager, Lauren Jenkins by emailing