Tomorrow's Engineers Week - Lottie Tour Campaign

Posted on 05 November 2018

The 5 – 9 November is Tomorrow’s Engineers Week. Running for its third year, members of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) will be posting photos of Lottie Dolls at work to show the huge range of careers available in engineering.

The Lottie Tour campaign is designed to engage KS1 and KS2 girls in engineering and other STEM subjects, demonstrating how varied and exciting the industry can be through the use of a Lottie Doll. By capturing young girl’s imaginations, the campaign shows the exciting activities and opportunities available within engineering through a Lottie Doll.

Former LCB student Chloé Hilleard is taking part in the Lottie Tour campaign as she feels she would have liked to see campaigns like this when she was at school. She says: 

“I was always passionate about maths and science but it wasn’t until my Dad told me about the industry that I even considered it. Since being in the industry, I’m still shocked at how few women there are and will always look to do anything I can to encourage other women to join – even some of my friends have joined from my recommendation.”

Chloé studied Building Services Engineering through a 4 year apprenticeship with NG Bailey, which she completed earlier this year with 100% distinction. She is now a member of WES and hopes to inspire young girls to look into joining the industry themselves and develop their passion for STEM subjects.

Promoting a higher percentage of women in the industry is something I feel passionately about and will continue to support throughout my career in the industry

Chloé Hilleard

Chloé has now moved into a career in planning, utilising her engineering knowledge. She said “promoting a higher percentage of women in the industry is something I feel passionately about and will continue to support throughout my career in the industry.”  

WES President Dawn Childs added:

“It is so important to inspire the next generation of engineers, particularly when there is an ever-burgeoning skills gap. Sparking that first flicker of interest and getting young minds engaged can be the spring board that is needed towards engineering as a career. The Lottie Tour is a fabulous way to provide that initial spark and to show the breadth of amazing things that engineers can do.”

   

Lottie Doll working on-site

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is designed to help address the fact that 186,000 people with engineering skills will be needed, annually through to 2024. Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2018 (#TEWeek18) takes place 5 - 9 November 2018 and shines a spotlight on engineers and engineering careers. It is an opportunity to highlight to young people the incredible things engineers work on and the range of jobs available in the industry.

Follow the Lottie Tour here: #LottieTour @ymb1919, @Lottie_dolls, @wes1919 and @tomorrows_eng.