Engineering bodies back new bid to encourage women into industry

Two engineering bodies Scottish Engineering and Semta are joining with gender equality organization Equate Scotland to launch a new push to encourage women to study and work in engineering. The campaign marks the centenary this year of the Women's Engineering Society.
It will aim to build on the fact that currently only 27 percent of Higher Physics and 10 percent of Higher Engineering Science pupils are female. Only 18 percent of workers in engineering or architectural activities are women according to 2017 Scottish Government figures.
This new partnership will focus its attention on small and medium-sized employers across the growing engineering and manufacturing sector in Scotland. It will provide employers with specialist training on creating inclusive workspaces which attract and retain diverse candidates.

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