Women at Amey
We are passionate about attracting and keeping more women in our teams. We want to support all women and help to create equality in under-represented careers like engineering. So we have created a workplace where women can achieve their potential, free from barriers.
We have inspirational women working at every level of our business, but there is a long way to go before they are equally represented. At the current rate of progress it would be 2095 before women are equally represented across the globe ('HeForShe' campaign) – and we just can’t wait that long. We are striving to attract and keep talented women, by making every office, site and depot a great place for women to work in.
To make this happen sooner, we run a networking group, 'Women at Amey' and we signed up to the United Nations 'HeForShe' campaign, supported by Ferrovial.
Supporting our talented women
We believe everyone has the potential to achieve great things, contribute to our success and in return grow their career. We have started plans to develop a leadership and female development programme to help encourage and support women to take the next step in their career. We are also looking into how we can support even more flexible working.
Working with local schools, colleges and universities we encourage girls and women to choose STEM careers, by breaking down stereotypes and raising awareness of opportunities for women.
Our Returners programme helps women return to work after a career break of more than 2 years. We run this in partnership with ICE to offer 12 week paid internships and the potential to join us permanently.
Our award-winning women
- FINALIST - National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards 2017 - Coral Taylor nominated for EDI Champion
- WINNER - Women in Logistics Awards 2016 - Jen Yaxley was awarded 'Young Women of the Year Award'
- WINNER - WICE Awards 2015 - Christina Jackson, was awarded the ‘Lifetime achievement in engineering’ recognising her 37 years of dedication to civil engineering consultancy
- WINNER - Ground Engineering Next Generation Awards 2015 – Monica Steele awarded the ‘Young Geotechnical Engineer of the Year’ Award.
- WINNER - West Midlands Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) 2015 - Jessica Marsh, Assistant Project Engineer won the 2015 Emerging Engineer award.
- FINALIST - UK Rail Industry Awards 2016– Sarah Beck was shortlisted in the Young Rail Professional of the Year category.
- WICE European Woman in Construction and Engineering 2016
- FINALIST - Lisa Ingram for Best woman in highways
- FINALIST - Jennifer McKinney for Best female rail engineer
- FINALIST - Alex Peters, Graduate Environmentalist for Best Young woman in engineering