Celebrating Women in Engineering
Today (Monday 23rd July 2014) is National Women in Engineering Day.
The day was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) with the aim of celebrating the work that women do in engineering, and to showcase the great engineering careers that are available for young girls. This year WES are celebrating their 95th anniversary.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) have launched a new campaign off the back of this to encourage companies of all sizes to revisit their approach to recruitment and retention – to make sure they are doing everything possible to attract more women into engineering roles.
Director, Alison Ward commented “Just 7% of the total UK engineering workforce is female. This effectively means that engineering companies are not accessing half of the potential talent pool which, given the impending skills crisis in engineering and technology, makes poor business sense. Here at Ford & Stanley we invest heavily in our networks to ensure that we provide seamless talent acquisition and management services with a strong focus on equal opportunities.”
For more information on National Women in Engineering Day please visit www.nwed.org.uk
Other useful sources can be found at www.iet.org