This week a team of toy dolls are trying their hands at engineering jobs around the UK and beyond. Volunteer engineers and technicians from Women’s Engineering Society (WES) are sharing what their jobs look like (with help from their very special guests) on social media using the hashtag #WESLottieTour. The Lottie dolls are on tour around different jobs and organisations, showcasing the variety and breadth of engineering careers.
This is the sixth annual tour and forms part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (8–12 November), aimed at inspiring young people to explore careers in engineering and think of those as open to everyone.
The WES Lottie Tour was dreamed up by the WES Early Careers Board (WES ECB) and supported by doll manufacturers Arklu, who have donated the dolls. The 2021 WES Lottie Tour is sponsored by McLaren Racing and GKN Automotive.
The dolls come with specially made PPE including lab coats, safety glasses, high vis jackets and hard hats and – new for 2021 – facemasks. You can download resources, watch videos and see the variety of STEM careers Lottie’s taking part in on the Lottie Tour website.