Rail Week Day 2 – #AdaLovelaceDay

It was Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday, and what a great way of celebrating women in STEM during Rail Week with Newcastle College Rail Academy’s Future Engineers Event where more than 70 rail academy students listened to career presentations by female engineers and female members from the British Transport Police.

Charlotte Neumann ex-student at the college currently working in AECOM

Cheryl and Tanya from BTP










More women in rail were out and about promoting rail opportunities and inspiring young people to a career in rail on Rail Week Day 2. The Bombardier Transportation Tour of the Production Line and Career Evening in Derby saw up to 70 parents and students in attendance. In small groups, they had a chance to tour the production line and see for themselves the assembly of the new Crossrail – Elizabeth Line trains, which was pretty impressive indeed!

Sabrina Ihadadden ex YRP chair sharing her career experience

More women in rail and fellow colleagues from Bombardier Transportation volunteering at the Production Line tour and career evening









Rail Week was everywhere on Tuesday!

Rail Alliance hosted a networking session linking young professionals to senior figures from across the rail freight supply chain and the intermodal community in Liverpool; Siemens Rail Automation in Chippenham had an open day and ran a wide range of activities including: tours of the manufacturing site, interactive engineering challenges, careers workshops and talks from special guests; Rail Delivery Group’s Planning, Engineering, Operations team in London showed undergraduates latest projects and what’s they involved; Network Rail attended John Ruskin College annual Careers and Higher Education Fair in Croydon bringing with them an interactive activity and information about  Network Rail Apprenticeship Schemes.

70 key stage 1 and 2 students from Leeds area got up close and personal with a Northern Rail diesel stock and an opportunity to tour RTS Infrastructure Depot. Certainly not your average day of school…

Key Stage 1 & 2 students visiting RTS Depot in Leeds

Read about Welsh female engineers encouraging women and girls to ‘just do it’ and consider careers in engineering here!

Coming up in Rail Week: The largest rail Career Speed Networking Event on Friday 13th October. Follow us on Twitter @railweek for more updates!