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The best careers advice to give to the young is 'Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.'Katherine Whitehorn, Journalist

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Sally S - Marketing Sector Director

Sally S - Marketing Sector Director

Sally S is a Market Sector Director, a senior engineering position, at Halcrow. She has had to overcome discrimination to get where she is. She wanted her job back after starting a family. "I was only able to secure a temporary contract, because they weren't convinced really that, as a working Mum, somebody who'd been out of the scene for two years, was going to be able to do the job. And whilst at the same time a man was interviewed, he wasn't Chartered, but he got the permanent position." She did get a permanent job back in before long, and next year she will be Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers in Wales Committee, which will give her a chance to show that women can achieve senior positions in engineering.