“I hope to learn vital tools that will help me in achieving my career goals, to become a leader like those I’ve met, and to increase my self-confidence. I can’t wait to start!”
2020’s winner of the Skills 4 Scholar’s Award is Lydia Moore (UKESF Scholar 2016–present), who is studying for a MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Southampton and is sponsored by AWE.
Lydia will receive a place on Skills 4’s award-winning EMPOWER: Career Development Programme. The programme is designed to help women further their careers and has already encouraged over 8,000 women to advance professionally during the eight years since its inception. It reports that 97% of participants have a more proactive approach to career progression upon completion of the sessions, and 88% have higher levels of self-confidence.
Lydia said, “I feel extremely honoured to have won this award. Throughout the 20-months experience I’ve accumulated with my sponsoring company through UKESF, I’ve met and worked alongside so many inspirational, female leaders in both STEM and the wider industry. They’ve all pushed me to be the best that I can be, showing me what I can accomplish during my career. For example, I would never have thought I could achieve professional registration at 20 if it were not for my first Task Manager – who herself had achieved it – and helped me believe I could too.
“Therefore, this Skills 4 award and subsequent developmental course will be invaluable. I hope to learn vital tools that will help me in achieving my career goals, to become a leader like those I’ve met, and to increase my self-confidence. I can’t wait to start!”
The Skills 4 Scholar’s Award takes into account academic performance, placement feedback and STEM-awareness contribution. Congratulations Lydia!