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I’m proud to continue to be part of this developing picture in Wales. Knowing I’m helping leave a legacy for the next generation is something I never thought I’d be doing when I started out as a graduate engineer.
I am on the VIBE committee which is the LGBT+ committee in WSP, and I am happy to work for a company that champions these sorts of groups. I have had the opportunity to attend Pride events through the committee to showcase WSP’s support for their LGBT+ employees and wider community.
I’d been volunteering through the WSP Foundation, representing WSP at university fairs and working with students across the UK, and saw they were struggling with the same issues as I had experienced back in Congo, only there the problems were multiplied. I decided to devote my time to helping Congolese students, especially those from disadvantaged background, to secure a better future.
I featured in a video with BBC Bitesize called ‘How to become an apprentice engineer’. This video explains how I joined the engineering field, showcases my work in the highways team and explains my experiences as a young black female in the industry. I also address the reasons why females shouldn’t be afraid to join the engineering field.
It's a real privilege for my family and I to see and experience the impact of my team’s work in our local area. It’s hugely rewarding, particularly during COVID-19 where we’ve had to quickly adapt and deliver new solutions that make a real difference.
The world needs changemakers who think differently about the really big questions of our time.
Our culture elevates Net Zero in everything we do as a business and we recognise that our future world relies on us providing sustainable outputs for our clients. We effectively balance this alongside other key requirements, including safety, customer needs and efficiency.