23 Jun 2022

International Women in Engineering Day

Today it’s International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), an annual event that celebrates women engineers around the world.

Now in its 9th year, it started out in the UK as a national campaign from the Women’s Engineering Society with the aim of encouraging women, who are still under-represented in the profession, to consider engineering as a career.

Since its launch in 2014, INWED has grown significantly and received UNESCO patronage in 2016.

So today, we’re taking the opportunity to put some of our own female engineers in the spotlight – to find out more about their journeys in engineering as well as their hopes for the future. These include female engineers just starting out on their careers through our apprenticeship scheme to 2 who have been working with us since 2005.

Heather Bateman, Early Careers Advisor, said: “Our apprenticeship schemes are highly valued for the opportunities they provide for both women and men to establish a career in the steel industry. It’s really encouraging to see growing numbers of females applying to be part of our exciting journey ahead.”

Find out more about our inspirational female engineers >

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