Recruitment Consultant Awards

What better way to kick off a new week than to inform all of our readers that we have been shortlisted in the category of ‘Best Job Board’ at the Recruitment Consultant Awards for 2010. We are very proud to be shortlisted, not least because the competition was among some very big names but also because we have worked very hard to build our network to over 6,000 people over the past five years so to be shortlisted really acknowledges this hard work.

We differentiate ourselves from most job boards in that we don’t just advertise jobs – we offer professional development training courses, networking events, role model profiles, industry news, research white papers. We hope that as this growing and vibrant community for women in IT that we’ll hopefully stand a good chance of success!

Fingers crossed we win the award – we’ll keep you updated!

Calling young, female engineers

If you’re a young woman who’s been successful in the engineering industry, why not enter the 2009 IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award?

Nominations are now open for the prize, which rewards achievements of women under the age of 30 working in the engineering industry and aims to encourage more of them to enter the sector. The winner will receive £1000 as well as media exposure, networking opportunities and a higher profile.

The IET says of the prize: “Following in the footsteps of a long line of high profile winners, The Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2009 will be an able ambassador, representing women in engineering and acting as a talented role model. She may find herself on the front page of a national newspaper, on TV or on the radio and should be more than prepared for her share of fame as well as good fortune in her career.”

If you want to apply visit the IET’s website here, but be quick – deadline is this Friday 31st. Good luck!