Canning Town poster campaign aims to inspire girls to become engineers

PUBLISHED: 17:14 26 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:14 26 June 2018

Posters celebrating women in engineering up at Canning Town station. Picture: TfL

Posters celebrating women in engineering up at Canning Town station. Picture: TfL

Transport for London

If you’ve passed through Canning Town station recently, you may have noticed posters profiling some of the staff that work there.

The display is one of three across the TfL network that highlights some of the female engineers and why they got into the profession.

Timed to coincide with International Women in Engineering Day, which took place on June 23, the posters aim to debunk some of the myths around the profession and to inspire the next generation of engineers.

According to Engineering UK, only 12 per cent of those working in the industry are women.

Traffic systems designer Helena Garrick, who features in the campaign, said: “When I was at school I never considered a career in engineering as I never really knew what it was. I always liked problem solving and design.

“Engineering has allowed me to combine these skills, working on exciting projects, while making a difference to the landscape of London.”

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