International Women in Engineering LIVE (pre-recorded video package)

A live interactive broadcast with the Environment Agency, Jacobs and a student from Brunel University studying on the Flood and Coastal Engineering degree programme (sponsorship available)

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Through this live broadcast we will bring to life what an exciting career in flood and coastal engineering looks like. Join us to hear the stories of some of our outstanding female engineers, in addition to hearing their stories, you will be able to interact with us directly and ask any burning questions you might have. Hear from Emma Howard Boyd Chair of the Environment Agency and The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP (Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills). During this live broadcast you will find out how you can forge your own path into a rewarding vocation which makes a real difference to people’s lives, leave a legacy and creates better places for people and wildlife.

  • Entry routes into the sector
  • Types of roles and career opportunities
  • Change perspectives of girls and boys thinking of going into engineering
  • Encourage girls and boys to consider engineering as a viable and rewarding career
  • Profile women in engineering


Flood and Coastal Engineering at Brunel University London. We are part of the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. This exciting new programme, developed in partnership with the Environment Agency and HR Wallingford will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding for a successful career in flood risk management.

About the course

Flooding affects millions worldwide. It ruins homes, destroys livelihoods and threatens lives.

Our Flood and Coastal Engineering sponsored degree programme has been developed with the Environment Agency to maintain and enhance the skills and experience of professionals who can help deliver flood management initiatives to protect communities from flooding. The degree includes two six month work based placements. (Sponsorship includes a training allowance of £1000 a month when on placement and tuition fees, saving £9250* per year)

The Foundation Degree with top up BSc is delivered in partnership with HR Wallingford, a renowned independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation with expertise in flood risk assessment and management.

On the course you’ll develop your knowledge of structural design, geotechnics and how to manage and mitigate risk against extreme flood events through environmental assessment and strategic management. You’ll also develop your skills in hydraulic modelling, flood estimation and engineering design.

This course is ideal for students interested in a career in engineering, and with a strong environmental emphasis who typically will be studying mathematics, geography, physics or chemistry, or relevant BTECs courses such as Engineering. The course engages students in knowledge, understanding and application of engineering solutions, and is closely aligned to environmental, social and climatic issues affecting our world today.

For more information please contact the Environment Agency at or visit the website at

About Environment Agency

We are the Environment Agency. We are the biggest and most wide-ranging environmental regulator in Europe. We work with businesses and communities to protect and improve the environment, for people and wildlife. And the need for our work is becoming ever more important.

We protect and improve the environment across England to:

• reduce the risks to people and properties from flooding

• help businesses and communities adapt to climate change

• reduce pressures on biodiversity

• help businesses to make sure they don’t harm the environment through pollution or taking too much water

• issue licences and permits, and take action against people who don’t take their environmental responsibilities seriously.

None of this is possible without a multi-talented team of professional and dedicated people. And just like the environment we help to care for, we’re home to an incredible diversity of skills and knowledge.

Today, we employ more than 12,000 people throughout England in a wide range of roles. You’ll find leading scientists and prominent geologists alongside public relations professionals, planners and policy advisors. We employ lawyers, enforcement officers and engineers, conservation scientists and marine biologists. And of course we have a wide team of support staff. We employ people at all stages of their career, from recent graduates to experienced leaders and internationally-renowned experts.


Other Available Titles

  • Graduates Live with the Environment Agency and Brunel University

    Stream Time: 12/03/2018 10:00 am

    Category: Careers

    A live interactive broadcast with graduates from the Environment Agency and students at Brunel University studying on the Flood and Coastal Engineering degree programme (sponsorship available)

    Speakers: Francesca Brownhill, FCRM Advisor / Nicolas Appleyard, Graduate / Paul Cross, Environment Agency / Carola Koenig, Brunel University / Joanna, Student at Brunel University

    Duration: 30 minutes

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