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Lackham student inspired at inaugural Women in Engineering event

Lackham

When Imogen Wakefield came to a College event aimed at inspiring the next generation of female engineers, little did she know it would do just that.

Imogen, aged 17, came to the very first Women in Engineering event three years ago and from that day knew a career in engineering was for her.

She now studies the Level 3 Land-based Technology course and said she enjoys every second as a student at Lackham.

She said: “Going to Women in Engineering as a Year 10 pupil really helped me to decide what career to pursue.

“I had been interested in engineering, which is why I wanted to attend, but it was during that event that I saw a tractor and got talking to staff from Lackham.

“I knew straight away that it was for me and when I then went along to a taster day later that year, I fell in love with Lackham and the course, so applied straight away.

“The course is a lot of fun; I am learning so much and there is such a wide variety of tractors and equipment for us to work with.

“I’m the only girl on my course, but it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. I’m doing what I want, and everyone is very friendly.”

If you would like to find out more about the range of full-time, university level and apprenticeships available in engineering, visit

https://www.wiltshire.ac.uk/school-leavers.

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