WEST is looking for female role models!

WEST is looking for female role models!

Posted on March 5, 2024 in News

WEST is looking for female role models to inspire and inform young people about the wide range of careers in sound / acoustics.

We are working with the UKAN+ Project to help widen awareness in schools about the careers relating to sound and acoustics (see below). We want to show that these potential careers are available for all.

If you are a woman working in these jobs and careers we want to hear from you. If you are a woman studying sound and acoustics we want to hear from you too (undergraduate and postgraduate).
If you know a woman who might be interested please share this information. It doesn’t matter of you haven’t done this before.

We are looking for women who might be
• Audiologists
• Music sound engineers and technicians and DJs
• Those working in acoustic building design and construction/ installation trades
• Designers and those in manufacturing in acoustics/ sound installations or noise reduction and environmental aspects.
Or in an acoustics related career that focuses on audio, medical, architecture, science, noise or digital.

What will we be asking you to do?

• You will be visiting primary and/or secondary schools with one of our experienced Outreach professionals to talk to pupils about your job and help with a class activity (primary) or a school assembly (secondary). The event will last a couple of hours or sometimes up to half a day.
• Travel expenses will be covered.

Where are we working?
• We are currently designing the pilot scheme to run in Sheffield / South Yorkshire between May and July this year

In September we hope to be expanding the project to other regions in England.

Get in touch by emailing info@westskills.org.uk or click on WEST contact form and we can tell you more.

WEST is working with the UKAN+ Project UKAN+ Project