Gatwick aims to inspire women and change perceptions of engineering

Gatwick Airport has hosted an exclusive event to inspire and encourage women to work in the industry. The airport invited 77 pupils from Millais all-girls school in nearby Horsham, and their mothers, to have an exclusive insight into engineering at the airport. The airport hopes to overcome the perception of STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – as being predominantly for males, and encourage women and girls to not hesitate to take up these subjects if they wish to pursue a career in engineering. The pupils, and their mothers, were given a tour of the airfield, fire station, and learned, in real time, how aircraft are parked through a laser guided system. They were also given a practical display by Gatwick’s fire service.

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