Western Power Distribution (WPD) is the electricity distribution network operator for
the Midlands, South West England and South Wales. The company invests £1billion
a year in its network.
Its 6,500 employees keep the lights on for nearly 8million households and
businesses. They are also instrumental in adapting the network to support the mass
adoption of electric vehicles and decarbonisation of power, placing WPD at the
forefront of the country’s green recovery. It’s an exciting, revolutionary time to be a
part of the energy industry.
The electricity distribution industry is traditionally male-dominated and WPD is
committed to encouraging girls in particular to take up STEM subjects and consider a
career in engineering. We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Best Inclusion and
Diversity Initiative and wish the best of luck to all entrants.