HMD Kontro is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and to this end is a keen advocate of encouraging women to take on engineering roles within the company. Recently HMD Kontro joined The Women in Engineering Society, which is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development.
In this article we look at three women from very diverse backgrounds that are pursuing their careers in different engineering roles within HMD Kontro. They all believe HMD is a great company to work for, with career progression actively encouraged within a company that produces high quality products and is a globally recognised brand.
Opportunities to develop a career
Hannah is our Value Stream and Aftermarket Manager, having studied engineering at Cardiff University before joining HMD Kontro. In her present capacity she is quick to praise the team that she inherited which is well-balanced and focused on delivering the goals of increased sales and bookings for servicing and parts, improved lead times and delivering a world class service to the customer.
She finds it exciting to see new technology being created and of course there are so many opportunities for meeting new people and travel as well as developing a career. Within her department at HMD Kontro she is working on building and enhancing systems and procedures, and intent on moving away from reactive methods to a more proactive and systemised approach. Of customer service
Creating a balance for work and home life
Jo is a Technical Support Engineer, a position she took after having a career break to start a family, and she freely admits that she just loves her job. She doesn’t originally come from an engineering background having been in the vehicle mechanics industry, specifically in technology sales.
She was keen to obtain a stable but flexible position that paid well but would enable her to have a well-balanced work and home life. In the future, once her children have grown up, she sees herself in a position of field servicing, which will once again give her the opportunity to travel.
Vehicle mechanics to pump builder
Clare is one of the newest recruits at HMD Kontro having started around a year ago as an outside contractor, then taking up a permanent position as a Pump Builder/Fitter. Her brothers were in the vehicle mechanics industry, so Clare decided to join them where she was trained in many different areas.
Clare is currently the only female working in this department, a situation that some might find daunting, but Clare says that ‘HMD are fantastic at ensuring equal and fair opportunities are available, irrespective of gender and in the workshop, I’m just treated like all the others’.
A variety of people brings a diversity of skills, approaches and opinions
The view that engineering is a male dominated industry is slowly changing for the better with more and more women choosing it as their career path. One gender is not better than the other in engineering roles; a wide variety of people bring a diversity of skills, approaches and opinions.
As an engineer at HMD Kontro, you are in a world-changing industry at the cutting edge of technology. It’s a great career choice as things change so fast and there is always something new to develop. All agree that HMD Kontro is a great employer and it’s a company where you can build a fulfilling career. You are encouraged every step of the way, as well as being inspired and helped to learn new skills.
If you are interested in working for a dynamic and progressive company, please see our current vacancies or get in touch with our HR department on + 44 (0) 323 452148.