Bethany Probert

Beth was the first person in her family to attend university, and her formal STEM career began as a Physics with Astrophysics student at the University of Bath where Beth was a recipient of the Lloyds Banking Group Scholarship reserved for outstanding students from low income backgrounds.

After learning to code in her final year of university, Beth discovered a passion for programming and saw the potential for code to change the world for better. After graduating in 2019, Beth decided to retrain as an apprentice and join Capgemini Engineering as a Junior Software Engineer on their Graduate Apprenticeship scheme.

Beth works in Capgemini Engineering’s High Integrity Software Expertise Centre based in Bath, which specialises in building safety critical software that keeps people safe in their everyday lives. Beth has helped to develop software that keeps people safe when travelling by rail, and has helped to design tools that her fellow engineers use to ensure their tests adhere to the most rigorous of safety standards.

Beth is also the Vice Chair of the WISE Young Professionals’ Board, which she joined in January 2020. The WYPB aims to advocate for, engage with and inspire the current and future generations of women and girls in STEM. She represents Altran UK on this national board, working to engage her colleagues in gender diversity related work, as well as helping to lead the Board and organise nationwide projects to support women and girls across the UK.

Beth also volunteers with the Scouts as a Cub Scout Leader in Bath, where she encourages all of her young people to engage with science and engineering through completing science related badges, and through running workshops with organisations such as NASA to engage a global audience with STEM. Beth’s hard work and passion for engineering was recognised at the IET’s 2020 Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards where she was a highly commended finalist.