New Neon case studies focus on saving lives with engineering apprenticeships

Feb 7, 2024

Anna and Lucy, Sustainability Manager and Sustainability Apprentice at the RNLI

A new series of case studies have launched on Neon, showcasing 5 female engineers working at the RNLI, with a special focus on apprenticeships. 

Neon helps primary and secondary teachers introduce their students to future STEM careers through brilliant activities, inspiring case studies and supportive resources. 

With over 140 case studies from by real engineers, Neon provides real-life inspiration for teachers, careers advisors and careers leaders to use in the classroom. 

The new case studies celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and serve as a window into the world of engineering, offering young people a glimpse of what a career in engineering and technology involves. In this latest series, Neon’s collaboration with the RNLI shines a spotlight on 5 exceptional female engineers who are making a difference. 

  • Susie, Senior Naval Architect, emphasizes the importance of apprenticeships and the on-the-job experience they provide. She is dedicated to ensuring the safety of those who risk their lives at sea and is driven by her commitment to their well-being. 
  • Alicia's story reflects the power of apprenticeships in helping individuals discover their true passions. Her journey with RNLI led her to become an Estates Engineer, where she played a pivotal role in building a lifeboat station. 
  • Anna and Lucy, Sustainability Manager and Sustainability Apprentice, respectively, are pioneering efforts to upcycle life jackets and contribute to the RNLI's mission of saving lives at sea sustainably. 
  • Meet Natasha, a Naval Architect whose passion for design has translated into creating life-saving equipment. Her journey began with a love for Design and Technology (D&T) in school, and today, she applies her design skills to develop crucial lifesaving technologies. 

Jamie Chesnutt, Director of Engineering and Supply at the RNLI commented: 

“The RNLI is currently celebrating 200 years of history and one of the key themes for this year is to inspire the next generation.  Our engineering apprentices and sustainability apprentices get an incredible opportunity not just to learn their technical skills but to develop a set of values and purpose, leadership skills and engagement.   

This is recognised with our apprentice scheme and 3 of our apprentices being recognised for national awards this year.  The role models showcased in these videos are inspiring and talented, and show where your apprenticeship can take you in your careers, with a broad range of opportunities in design, leadership, technical development and sustainability.  We are immensely proud of all our apprentices, the team that develop and teach them, and our inspiring team around them.” 

The case studies not only showcase the apprenticeship pathway into engineering but also inspire students to explore the impact of a career in engineering, bridging the gap between learning in the classroom and real-world engineering experiences. 

Teachers, students, and industry professionals can explore the new series of case studies, plus discover many more on Neon today.  

If your organisation would be interested in featuring case studies on Neon, get in touch with us today. 

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