EMCOR UK’s Director of Business Improvement takes the role of Surrey and Sussex Cluster Coordinator for the Women’s Engineering

EMCOR UK’s Director of Business Improvement, Rhiannon Vaughan Jones has taken on the role of Cluster Coordinator for the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Surrey and Sussex region.

Following hot on the heels of International Women in Engineering Day on Sunday 23 June, we are pleased to announce that EMCOR UK’s Director of Business Improvement, Rhiannon Vaughan Jones, has stepped into the role of Cluster Coordinator for Women’s Engineering Society (WES) for the Surrey and Sussex region.

Working closely with the leadership team at WES, the Cluster forms part of EMCOR UK’s drive to help improve diversity and inclusion in facilities management, whilst also inspiring women in the community to enter into engineering, science and technology professions.

Key Drivers for our Surrey and Sussex WES Cluster;

  • An opportunity to network with like-minded professionals across all sectors within the local area
  • To find out about relevant events, initiatives and schemes
  • A forum for sharing best practice
  • Organise events and activities to promote women in engineering
  • Facilitating events for or with students and to act and identify role models within this area
  • To identify ideas and promote / support careers fairs
  • Identify and put forward candidates for awards

If you live or work in the Surrey and Sussex region and would like to join our WES Cluster, you will first need to become a member of WES.

Follow this link to join WES: https://webcollect.org.uk/wes/subscription

Why Join WES?

WES – has been inspiring and supporting diversity and engineering since 1919. Now, in its centenary year, it’s a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development.

Join WES to:

  • Be part of the largest network of women engineers in the UK, meet like-minded people at WES events or through your regional cluster
  • Support WES and its campaign for gender diversity in engineering, IT and allied sciences
  • Hear about outreach opportunities to inspire the next generation of young people and students
  • Access to Members’ only area of the website providing support, anecdotes and advice from Members and carefully chosen Partners.
  • Ability to join MentorSET - receiving career help and guidance through their successful mentoring service
  • Hear the latest news from WES about women in engineering from their quarterly journal and monthly e.newsletter
  • Gain valuable experience on boards – WES has three types to suit all career stages
  • Apply to have your profile included on the 'She's an Engineer' feature
  • Build practical skills by getting involved in WES activities (become a cluster co-ordinator, contribute articles for the journal, write blogs, organise events and join a awards judging panel)
  • Discounted rates and free tickets to relevant conferences and events
  • Free legal consultation about a workplace issue
  • Full Members are eligible for the post-nominals MWES and Fellows are eligible for the post-nominals FWES.
  • Student Members are able to be Officers of their WES Affiliated Student Group

Join WES:

Becoming a WES member is easy - just sign up online for the level of membership that suits you, and enjoy the benefits that being a member brings. https://webcollect.org.uk/wes/subscription

For more information on WES, please visit their website: https://www.wes.org.uk/

Join the Cluster:

For more information on joining the Surrey and Sussex Cluster or the Women in Engineering Society, please get in touch with Rhiannon by email: surreyandsessex@1919.wes.org.uk

Join EMCOR UK:

If you would like to work at EMCOR UK, please get in touch with recruitment@emcoruk.com and they will be able to sign-post you to available positions to suit your experience.