Rebekah Chesworth, Junior Engineer, Capula, has been appointed to the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Apprentice Board.
Founded in 1919, WES, a charitable organisation, aims to support women in engineering to fulfil their potential whilst helping the industry to become more inclusive. The aim of the Apprentice Board is to make WES more accessible to apprentices, to reflect their concerns and priorities and to provide input into WES Trustees and staff, allowing the voices of women apprentices within engineering to be heard.
Commenting on her achievement, Rebekah said “I was really surprised and pleased when I found out that I was one of eleven people selected to the Apprentice Board.
I’m really looking forward to meeting my other Board members, helping to deliver campaigns that promote women in engineering, all whilst building and developing my skills”.
The WES Apprentice Board members act as role models for young women considering a career within engineering and applied sciences, with Board members given the opportunity for personal, professional and leadership development through this experience.