31 January 2017

GRAHAM Civil Engineer Appointed to WISE Young Women’s Board

Lauren Gracey selected for inspirational role.

GRAHAM Civil Engineer, Lauren Gracey, has recently been appointed to the WISE Young Women's Board.

WISE is an initiative to inspire girls and women to study and build careers using science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The WISE Young Women's Board is made up of 11 exceptional young women working in STEM aged under 30, they support its members as they progress in the STEM workforce and navigate through their early careers. The Board members are successful young role models in their industries, poised to bring their expertise to an ever changing workplace, and with technology, creating new ways to network and grow professionally.

Lauren studied Civil Engineering at the University of Ulster and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree. She undertook a placement year whilst studying and later gained employment with GRAHAM Construction in 2012.

Lauren’s career as a site engineer, and more recently, design coordinator, has allowed her to work on a wide variety of civil engineering projects, covering roads and highways, bridges, clean water, nuclear and most recently, rail.

Lauren said: “I have gained professional accreditation with the Institution of Civil Engineers as an Incorporated Engineer and have enjoyed taking part in projects with school children and young adults through activities as a registered STEM Ambassador. I believe it is of utmost importance to inform those who are researching and deciding on how to move forward with future careers, about how wonderful and diverse STEM careers can be.”