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Helen Littler

Senior Engineer, WSP

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Never forget why you want to be in STEM and keep your eye on the prize.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I am a civil engineer specialising getting people travelling sustainably by designing cycle infrastructure.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

I've always have had an interest in designing and building things. I took part in lots of STEM events when I was at school which helped me decide I wanted to be a civil engineer and make the world a better place.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

Becoming a Chartered Engineer was an achievement I didn't think was possible - you have to demonstrate how well rounded and multi-talented you are. Becoming a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers which people like Brunel and Telford were part of is amazing!

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

Seeing how I can make a difference in my city is amazing. Creating safe cycle routes has given people freedom to get places in a healthy manner.

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

Never forget why you want to be in STEM and keep your eye on the prize.

INSPO / FUN FACT

“As engineers, we were going to be in a position to change the world – not just study it.”