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On the cutting edge of technology: famous women of engineering

If you’re looking to go into an exciting, always-moving and ever-changing market, engineering might just be for you. Despite the reputation of engineering being somewhat of a ‘male job’, in fact, across history there have been some amazing women in the engineering sector that have changed the face of the industry for the better. Here are some of the most inspiring female engineers ever whose footsteps you can follow in with an engineering apprenticeship:

Hedy Lamarr

Initially known as a beautiful, talented film star, Hedy was also an incredibly skilled engineer. During World War 2, working as an engineer, she developed a form of remote-controlled communications that went on to become the basis for all WiFi and Bluetooth technology.

Emily Warren Roebling

Known as the woman who completed the Brooklyn Bridge, Emily Warren Roebling’s skill in engineering has helped to keep the bridge stable for the many years since it was first built – and all of this was in the 1800s. With great skills in mathematics and a keen mind, she was able to complete the work her husband had to abandon after he became paralysed.

Edith Clarke

The first ever female electrical engineer, Edith Clarke was a genius at anything electrical, including developing the Clarke calculator for electric power transmission. With a degree from MIT and years of experience at GE, she wrote thousands of papers on electricity and changed electrical engineering as we know it.

Feeling inspired?

There are hundreds of different fields of engineering, with more evolving all the time. From aerospace to electrical, environmental to industrial, there are thousands of engineering based roles out there, just waiting for the right person to come along.

Engineering is a great way to gain an exciting job within many different multi-national companies across the globe, and offers a completely fresh way to look at the world – from the perspective of someone who can fix things in it and make them even better than they were before. Contact us today to discover what an engineering apprenticeship can do for you.

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