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Network Rail aims to get thousands more girls interested in engineering

Published on 27 August 2015

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.

Drive to attract more women to
 engineering

Published on 25 August 2015

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.

Tech companies should focus on 'opportunities' to encourage women into STEM

Published on 24 August 2015

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

Eileen Burbidge: the American angel investor spearheading UK fintech

Published on 21 August 2015

New government business adviser says Britain will easily surpass Silicon Valley in finance technology

GCSE statistics reveal computing candidates up 111%

Published on 21 August 2015

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.

Less than a fifth of Tech City directors are women

Published on 21 August 2015

Female entrepreneurs are better represented on boards of FTSE 100 companies than on boards of Silicon Roundabout start-ups...

First women-only engineering class taught in Scotland

Published on 21 August 2015

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.

GCSE Results Day 2015: top grades drop for fourth year in a row following efforts to fight grade inflation

Published on 20 August 2015

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'.

GCSE-level girls already picking less lucrative careers - the subjects with the best pay

Published on 20 August 2015

For many teenagers, GCSEs are the gateway to choosing a career. But girls could be missing out on some of the best-paid jobs.

29 Startups That Prove the Future of STEM Is Young Women

Published on 19 August 2015

Have a look down the list of startups to see what was pitched. From the quality and development of these ideas, it is clear that with these young women running such startups now, the future is in indeed bright:

What to do after those GCSE results

Published on 18 August 2015

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

A Levels 2015: Fall in North East students studying STEM subjects is a 'worrying' trend

Published on 14 August 2015

The number of North East students studying physics and other science-based subjects continues to fall - and could hit Britain's manufacturing industry

Only 456 girls did A-level computing. As a country we cannot afford for this to continue

Published on 14 August 2015

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

2015 edition of the CIO 100

Published on 14 August 2015

The CIO 100 recognises the leading CIOs in the UK that have a central role in modernising and driving business change in their organisations. It is compiled each year to showcase the achievements and ambitions of 100 business and technology executives leading transformation across a diverse range of markets.

Best IT apprenticeships in the UK - Top companies with 2015 training schemes for IT careers

Published on 14 August 2015

IT apprenticeship schemes are a great way of finding and developing great talent. Here are some of the best technology training schemes the UK has to offer

Computing on the rise as gender gap narrows

Published on 13 August 2015

The numbers of students taking computing at A level are on the rise but it is mostly boys studying the subject

‘National approach needed to boost women in engineering’

Published on 10 August 2015

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.

Special event in York to switch girls on to careers as railway engineers

Published on 10 August 2015

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.

Research highlights STEM gender gap

Published on 10 August 2015

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.

Project Mc2 dolls that get girls interested in maths and science on sale in UK

Published on 9 August 2015

A new range of dolls aimed at getting girls interested in science and maths have been released in the UK.

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