Our latest event for the Charter was a massive hit! - So kindly hosted by one of our leading signatories, The National Composites Centre (@NCCUKinfo). We thought we would let you have a little read of what went on, and perhaps you could find yourself at our next event.
Who are the national composites centre?
The NCC (National Composites Centre) is the UK’s world-leading composite research and development facility; where innovators come when they need to make things lighter, stronger, smarter and more sustainable. With access to ‘beyond’ state-of-the-art technology and the best composites engineering capabilities in the world, the NCC collaborates with customers to solve the most complex engineering challenges of our time.
The Alta Mentoring Scheme
Susan Durbin provided a presentation on the Alta Mentoring Scheme, An on-line mentoring scheme designed BY women FOR women in aviation & aerospace; supported by the Royal Aeronautical Society and Women in Aviation Charter. With 250 mentors and mentees signed up since its 2019 launch, It is open to ALL women across the industry, irrespective of the size of the company, supporting various areas such as:
WOMEN RESEARCHERS' MENTORING SCHEME
Laura Fogg-Rogers presented the Women Researchers’ Mentoring Scheme.
Offering a specified number of mentoring opportunities which aim to provide mentees with encouragement, support and advice from experienced colleagues.
Female mentees are matched through hand matching to a female of male mentor, with 300 members of staff having participated in the scheme from 2013 to February 2019 - it sounds like it’s proven to be beneficial! Here are some stats: