Network Rail drive aims to attract girls to engineering jobs after a focus group revealed that girls as young as 7 feel it isn’t an option.
A CAMPAIGN to try to attract more women into engineering careers will be launched in the Humber region next month amid continuing concern over the lack of numbers entering the profession.
Employers should focus on opportunities rather than fixating on challenges when encouraging women into technical careers, according to Marilyn Morrison, HR director of software development consultancy Scott Logic
As thousands of teenagers received their GCSE results, there were signs that the channel can look forward to more skilled young people entering the industry.
The City of Glasgow College is teaching a no-lads-allowed Higher National Certificate (HNC) in engineering after female students said they would lack confidence in a mixed class.
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The gender gap has narrowed slightly, with 73.1 per cent of girls' entries awarded at least a C, compared to 64.7 per cent of boys'.
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Kristie Milner, who has urged other young people to consider alternative education options when they get their GCSEs. She is currently studying for an accounting qualification, while also working as a finance officer
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The digital economy is accelerating, writes former schools minister Jim Knight, TES Global's chief education adviser, but the gender divide in qualifications could prove a major brake
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Helen Wollaston, director at the WISE campaign, said the issue of gender diversity in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) roles should be tackled in a strategic, joined-up way, similar to how sustainability in business is addressed.
NETWORK Rail is planning to open the doors of its state-of-the-art operations and training centre in York to local schoolgirls as part of a drive to encourage more female engineers.
A new survey from British Gas has revealed that almost half of young women (48 per cent) do not consider working in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) sectors when planning their future careers.