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Who runs the world? GIRLS.

​After recently having celebrated what can only be described as a revolutionary day in the field of Engineering (International Women in Engineering Day) On 23rd June 2017 its time for us woman to show these men how to fix a thing or two (not to stereotype engineering) and get paid the same amount for doing so! I spend my time visiting client offices, taking factory tours and meeting senior directors of companies to this date I have met 1 Woman who holds a senior title within the Print Packaging and Plastics Market across the North West (My recruitment niche) – how is this possible? Everyone knows men can’t multi-task right... (joking)Only 9% of the engineering Workforce is female and only 6% of registered engineers (i.e CEng) are woman – the UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe. However credit given where credit is due –the pay gap is pretty much nonexistent now a days so fair play. On a serious note the UK is crying out for a more skilled workforce across engineering and manufacturing and there are promotions/protest and campaigns across the UK to at least double the number of UK based university engineering students – whether you like a curly blow dry and a pedicure or a kick about down the park.Engineers design, qualify test and manufacture products that effect a male and female world, we as both make up the world and couldn’t do so without each other so why let one sex dominate a £6.7 trillion pound workforce, there is a misconception that ‘engineering’ in this country simply means if you become an engineer you are going to be fixing “stuff” whether it be cars, machines bikes or god forbid you could be collecting rubbish. This is not true there are so many opportunities out there and many engineering roles that need a woman’s touch!Woman need to know about these opportunities and careers from early educational years and be encouraged to research and pursue engineering careers defying stereotypes. A survey by National Numeracy showed that 71% of men describe themselves as "good or excellent" at maths, while only 59% of women do. Girls have higher "maths anxiety" than boys. It is on the UK and the educational systems professionals to stamp out the insecurities and promote equality in one of the UK’s largest workforces.Girls put on your red lipstick, Squat and don’t let boys be mean to you.Can you fix it? Yes you can. 

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​After recently having celebrated what can only be described as a revolutionary day in the field of Engineering (International Women in Engineering Day) On 23rd June 2017 its time for us woman to show these men how to fix a thing or two (not to stereotype engineering) and get paid the same amount for doing so! I spend my time visiting client offices, taking factory tours and meeting senior directors of companies to this date I have met 1 Woman who holds a senior title within the Print Packaging and Plastics Market across the North West (My recruitment niche) – how is this possible? Everyone knows men can’t multi-task right... (joking)

Only 9% of the engineering Workforce is female and only 6% of registered engineers (i.e CEng) are woman – the UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe. However credit given where credit is due –the pay gap is pretty much nonexistent now a days so fair play. On a serious note the UK is crying out for a more skilled workforce across engineering and manufacturing and there are promotions/protest and campaigns across the UK to at least double the number of UK based university engineering students – whether you like a curly blow dry and a pedicure or a kick about down the park.

Engineers design, qualify test and manufacture products that effect a male and female world, we as both make up the world and couldn’t do so without each other so why let one sex dominate a £6.7 trillion pound workforce, there is a misconception that ‘engineering’ in this country simply means if you become an engineer you are going to be fixing “stuff” whether it be cars, machines bikes or god forbid you could be collecting rubbish. This is not true there are so many opportunities out there and many engineering roles that need a woman’s touch!

Woman need to know about these opportunities and careers from early educational years and be encouraged to research and pursue engineering careers defying stereotypes. A survey by National Numeracy showed that 71% of men describe themselves as "good or excellent" at maths, while only 59% of women do. Girls have higher "maths anxiety" than boys. It is on the UK and the educational systems professionals to stamp out the insecurities and promote equality in one of the UK’s largest workforces.

Girls put on your red lipstick, Squat and don’t let boys be mean to you.

Can you fix it? Yes you can. 

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