Niftylift Women in Engineering 2023
On Wednesday the 15th and Thursday the 16th of November 2023, Niftylift held its 7th annual Women in Engineering event at its Shenley Wood headquarters in Milton Keynes.
Tuesday 2 January 2024
Niftylift’s Women in Engineering event seeks to break down traditional engineering stereotypes and encourage young females to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and, ultimately, take up careers in Engineering. The event offers girls a rare chance to see the practical applications of STEM subjects within a manufacturing company (Niftylift) and the wide range of opportunities available to girls pursuing Engineering as a career path.
The two-day event was Niftylift’s largest to date and welcomed more than 240 students and teachers from 17 educational establishments in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. These included Bedford Modern/Girls School, Bridge Academy, Denbigh, Hazeley, Kents Hill Park School, Lord Grey, MK Academy, Northampton High School, Oakgrove, Ousedale, Radcliffe, Shenley Brook End, Silverstone, St Pauls Catholic School, Stantonbury, Thornton College and Watling Academy.
The days included factory tours, production assembly tasks, Control and Hydraulic Systems demonstrations, a Product/Mechanical Design workshop, Purchasing and Supply-chain activities and the opportunity to talk to Niftylift’s female staff about their routes into their chosen careers at Niftylift. Finally, to finish the day on a high (literally), the girls took a ride in Niftylift’s tallest machine, the HR28 Hybrid, which gave them a fantastic view of the Milton Keynes skyline from 28 metres up.
The event was a great success, and feedback from the students and teachers was very positive, but it wasn’t just students and teachers that came to visit. Niftylft also welcomed Mandy Legg, the mayoress of Milton Keynes.
Through events like Women in Engineering, Niftylift is helping schools promote STEM subjects to more than just the obvious candidates. By championing the discipline’s creative aspects and inspiring young females, Niftylift hopes to encourage a new generation of female engineers to take their place in an exciting, vibrant and growing industry – ideally working at Niftylift!
If you’d like to learn more about Niftylift’s Women in Engineering event, you can find lots of information on their website at www.niftylift.com/women-in-engineering.Learn more about Niftylift Women in Engineering