Engineering the future
HS2 is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe and Georgia drives the use of innovative, technological solutions to make enormously complex tasks more efficient and effective. It’s a job that gives her the chance to use her creativity to find solutions where she can, with constant challenges to overcome.
Georgia came to UEL through Clearing after moving to the UK from Greece. Her ambition and drive, combined with her love of engineering, ensured she would find success after graduating from her Civil Engineering degree, although she had to work hard to overcome the difficulties of finding secure placements after graduating in a male-dominated industry.
After only two weeks in an initial placement at Crossrail Anglia, Georgia asked her employers to take her on and she has only grown in confidence since.
Equal representation and mentoring
Inspired by female engineering academics at university, Georgia now advocates for equal representation for women in the industry, working alongside her male colleagues to create a more representative workplace. She also mentors current UEL engineering students, passing her knowledge onto the next generation and helping to change perceptions of the industry among the students who will go on to shape it in the future.
Working at HS2 is a dream-come-true for Georgia, having grown up with the engineer’s will to leave a legacy behind and the desire to make a lasting, positive footprint on her community.