Miss S E Hubbard BEng IEng MIET
An active IET volunteer since 1999, Sam Hubbard has served 15 years on main boards and recently represented the IET as a Trustee for the Engineering Council.
Sam stepped out of university to take up an apprenticeship, experiencing the practical side of engineering and finding her true career call. Returning to university life part-time later, she has now worked in the industry for 24 years with paper manufacture.
Her experience includes 21 years’ as the Lead Control Engineer and the Lead C,E&I Engineer at Urenco. Recently, Sam has moved to a new System Engineering department and is enjoying the diversity of an engineering career, learning about Uranium Enrichment.
Passionate about promoting STEM, Sam has been doing this since she was an apprentice herself. In 2000, Sam won the Young Woman Engineer of the Year and later the WISE Excellence Award, this afforded her many more opportunities to speak to young people, particularly other females about the exciting prospects engineering holds.
Countless school visits, recruitment events, competitions, national press and television coverage helped to get the message out.
Having held numerous roles with the IET including the Qualifications Board, the Membership and Professional Development Board, Council, the Communities Resourcing Committee and various Local Network roles, she also was on the advisory group for the Professional Home for Life Programme and Apprentice Trailblazer pilot, ensuring that the voice of IEng and EngTech are well represented in all forums.
Sam’s main aim is to utilise her governance experience from the Engineering Council and her wealth of IET knowledge from board involvement to contribute to the IET strategy.