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Last year’s BRILLIANT winners

Last year's BRILLIANT winners

Posted on November 17, 2015 in News

We were absolutely thrilled to announce not 5...not 6...not 7... but 8 WEST bursary winners last year! Our congratulations went to to Sophie, Carol, De-lanee, Christie, Chloe, Hafsah, Paula and Phoebe.  Watch their videos and interviews now. We've just launched the 2016 WEST bursaries - so if you are studying or…

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Calling all tradeswomen…

Calling all tradeswomen...

Posted on November 17, 2015 in Events, News

You are cordially invited to our next Tradeswomen's Networking Event on Friday 27 November Free curry, drinks from the bar, and great company! 7.30pm, Friday 27 November The Rutland Arms, 86 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS Please let Liz know if you are coming (so we can get the curry…

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WEST film night!

WEST film night!

Posted on October 22, 2015 in Events, News

You are invited to our screening of the award winning Wadjda - Monday 16 November "You'd need a heart of stone not to be won over by Wadjda, a rebel yell with a spoonful of sugar." The Guardian "A girl, a bike, a small rebellion...a terrific debut." The Times "Phenomenal,…

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Shauna and Cariad are electric!

Shauna and Cariad are electric!

Posted on October 21, 2015 in News

We're chuffed to report that two local women are benefiting from a campaign designed to boost the number of females working in the traditionally male dominated world of construction. Shauna Wigglesworth and Cariad Thomas-Cooke are currently studying to become electricians at The Sheffield College. Along with a third student, Geraldine Hughes, we…

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Kids book launch success

Kids book launch success

Posted on October 19, 2015 in Events, News, Yes We Can! Kids Books

Thanks to everyone who came down to meet Mandy the Electrician, Kay the Plumber (that's her above) and Tracy the Bricklayer for the launch of our Yes We Can activity book. We had a fabulous time colouring in the books, and doing spot the difference and dot-to-dot with loads of local…

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Calling Y11 girls!

Calling Y11 girls!

Posted on September 22, 2015 in News

Bet you've not thought about training as an electrician?! Lots of girls and women are - and there are some great jobs out there. Find out more at our electrical taster day for young women deciding what to do next. When? Monday 16 November - at the brand new Olive Grove campus…

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Sparky women!

Sparky women!

Posted on June 30, 2015 in Events, News

Thanks to the group of 12 women interested in finding out more about becoming an electrician who attended our free taster day at Sheffield College this week. We set it up to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day. The women gained insight into the sector, and had a go at practical sessions involving wiring a 2-way…

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WEST 2015 bursaries closed

WEST 2015 bursaries closed

Posted on June 30, 2015 in News, WEST Bursary

Our annual small grants to encourage women studying or training for  a job in science, technology, engineering, and the built environment have just closed. For women in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Aged 16 and over Studying or training for jobs and careers that are usually done - or expected to…

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Career with a spark!

Career with a spark!

Posted on May 7, 2015 in News

Are you looking for a new career? More and more women and girls are training to become electricians. Maybe you are thinking of returning to work, or want a whole new change in career? Maybe you are a Y11 girl who hasn't decided what to do next year? A job in…

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Watch this space for bursaries…

Watch this space for bursaries...

Posted on March 24, 2015 in News, WEST Bursary

We'll be launching WEST's 2015 bursaries in May. Sign up for our enews (just put your email in the Get Updated box on the right!) or contact us to keep up to date. Meanwhile you can see the stories of the seven winners for 2014, including Karline Symes (pictured). Karline was studying…

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