At TST we are committed to developing a diverse workforce and inspiring more young women into engineering. International Women in Engineering Day gives us the opportunity to encourage and motivate girls and young women to become future engineers in a diverse and exciting engineering sector.
We have encouraged our female employees to consider the male dominated roles and for them to be confident that their skills and knowledge are transferable to these roles. We know that with determination and support they can achieve what they want.
The lack of female engineers means that the industry is currently missing out on a great deal of talent, but we can take steps to help tackle the gender imbalance. By helping to spread the word and break down the illusion that engineering is a masculine profession, employers can empower women to reach their full potential.
Apprenticeships, work experience schemes, and graduate training programmes are also great ways to attract young talent to the industry and will give young women a chance to experience the benefits to an engineering career.
Amelia Severn, TST Engineering Apprentice said “I knew I wanted to do Engineering but wasn’t sure which sector would be best suited to my capabilities. I wanted to learn whilst being employed so an Apprenticeship was the perfect career path for me. I felt that going to straight to University from sixth form wouldn’t give me the opportunity to experience Engineering first hand. The Apprenticeship is giving me the experience and confidence I need to achieve my goal of becoming a Process Engineer.”