chapmanbdsp partners with aspiring engineers at Aston University

Engineering and design consultancy chapmanbdsp has teamed-up with students at Aston University in a bid to help the next generation of female engineers break into the industry.

The university’s Women in Engineering, Science and Technology group, WEST, aims to empower and inspire women into careers in science, technology, English and mates and chapmanbdsp will be working closely with the group over the coming year.

The partnership will see staff at chapmanbdsp, which has delivered world-class, sustainable projects in more than 30 countries and has 240 employees spread throughout offices in Birmingham, Kent, London and the Middle East, mentoring some students and supporting group events.

WEST held its inaugural event last week, when students got the chance to ask a panel of young professionals, including Bongai Muyambo, graduate mechanical engineer at chapmanbdsp, about their careers.

Bongai said: ‘I really enjoyed being on the panel as I could give my points and my perspective of working as a female engineer at chapmanbdsp. The other panellists were from different backgrounds and had a vast amount of experience with the industry. It was really interesting to hear about their journey into the industry as well as sharing my own.

A WEST spokeswoman said: ‘Our favourite quote of the discussion was by panellist Bongai Muyambo from Chapmanbdsp, who reminded us to just ‘be unapologetically you’. We were especially grateful to the panel for an open and honest discussion and to Chapmanbdsp for sponsorship the event.’

Jerry Lehane, board director at chapmanbdsp, added: ‘We are really looking forward to working with the Aston University students and sharing our insights and knowledge. The university is just a few miles from our office and this new partnership is a reflection of our commitment to the area, local people and the next generation.’

MAIN PHOTO: Bongai Muyambo far left.