INSIGHT INTO ENGINEERING
On Wednesday 8th February pupils will be able to explore the current skills gap in the engineering industry and find out why it is a great career option for a woman.
Former Manchester High pupil, Kelly Moran, and current MHSG parent, Ed Buckley, will appear as part of our 'Insight Into' careers series in the Zochonis Lecture Theatre from 6pm.
'Insight Into' careers talks will take place over the course of the year where we will draw on the experience of our alumnae community and parents to give pupils the inside track on specific sectors.
Kelly, from the MHSG Class of 2004, is currently Lead Engineer at Boeing Europe. She has responsibility for all metals based technologies in the UK.
Kelly began her engineering career in the water industry, before migrating to aerospace where she worked across research and development programmes for the A400M, A350 and C-Series. She led the design of the vertical tail fin for Bloodhound and also has experience in additive manufacturing.
Ed Buckley is Director of Sabre Instrument Valves. The business is part of the Sabre Group which has been manufacturing precision engineered products for over 60 years. It supplies a wide range of industries around the world, including oil and gas, power generation, plastics and automotive.
Mrs Sarah Norton, Director of Sixth Form Studies, commented: "The engineering industry may be experiencing a shortage of women but at MHSG we actually have a strong history of turning out female engineers. A career in this industry offers girls the option to use their problem solving skills, influnence decisions and contribute to the creation of genuinely useful products that are used the world over. We're all looking forward to hearing the insights that Kelly and Ed will be sharing with us."
The talk is open to all girls in Years 10 to 13 and takes place on Wednesday 8th February at 6pm in the Zochonis Lecture Theatre. Parents are most welcome to attend.
To reserve seats, please contact Miss Taylor in the Development Team: firstname.lastname@example.org.