International Women’s Day 2019 – Facebook Live Q&A


Join us on Friday 8th March as we celebrate International Women’s Day by hosting our first ever Facebook Live Q&A with our female apprentices. We will be going live at 1.00pm and will be ready to answer any questions you may have for our apprentices or you can send them in prior to the event so we can answer as many questions as possible live on the day.

Here at the National College for High Speed Rail we are committed to encouraging females to take advantage of the exciting career opportunities the rail industry has to offer and welcome applications from women who want to get on board and make a difference. Currently, only 10% of the college’s current female intake are female. This falls just short of the 12% of women who are part of the UK’s engineering workforce currently. This is a vast underrepresentation when compared to the 47% of women who make up the nation’s overall workforce.

We want to encourage more females to consider a career in the rail and engineering sector and we hope that by listening to the experiences of some of our current female students, we will be able to give you an insight into what it’s like to study with us and what it’s like as a female actually working in the industry. It is so much more than hard hats and high-vis, but you can find out more from the apprentices themselves by joining us on the day.

We will be joined by three apprentices who are currently on our Level 4 High-Speed Rail and Infrastructure (Advanced Technician) apprenticeship and are working for WSP, Eiffage Kier and Balfour Beatty Vinci. Find out more about one of our apprentices, Charlotte Webster who will be taking part in the Q&A by reading her case study.

Please click on the image above to read Charlotte’s story 

If you would like to ask Charlotte and friends a question about their experience studying at the National College for High Speed Rail, please complete the form below and your questions will be answered live on Facebook on Friday at 1pm.