More women choosing engineering careers

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A recent survey carried out by ICS has revealed that there has been a significant rise in the number of women making a career for themselves within the engineering sector.

Amanda Green, one of the firm's business partnership managers, has predicted that the number of women in the industry is set to grow even more, with recent campaigns and engineering groups focussed towards women creating even more awareness about career paths within the sector. 

Green commented, “We have a need for more engineers in the market and as more women become aware of their options, we will see an increase. With the focus on education, more female students will be able to see engineering as a career choice from secondary school level. More communication from women enjoying their careers in engineering would be hugely beneficial. Research does show that female engineers are generally very happy in their work and treated equally.

She added, “It is really good to see technical companies actively looking to increase their intake of female STEM graduates via campaigns they are running in conjunction with schools. This will pave the way for more female engineering contractors and reduce a potential skills shortage issue. But not only that, these measures will also help to access pools of untapped talent and resources.”

Daniele Cantello is an Contract Manager for Contractor Umbrella Ltd, one of the UK’s Most Respected Umbrella Companies. Learn more about Daniele on Google.

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