Women in Engineering

Solving skills shortages through diversity

Scotland benefits from a highly-skilled engineering workforce. Some leading companies have successful apprenticeship and graduate programmes in place – investments that ensure the sector is sustained into the future and can respond to increased demand.

However, evidence clearly demonstrates that companies must invest more in training and diversity if they are to meet the needs of the sector, avoid acute skills shortages and continue to grow. Recruiting from a wider talent pool and retaining expertise will be critical to your success and competiveness.

Increasing workforce diversity through an explicit focus on attracting and keeping female engineers will bring a range of benefits to your company.

It demonstrates a positive commitment to staff, enhances your reputation as an employer of choice, shows your ability to lead through innovative solutions and forward thinking, and ensures you are attracting and utilising the whole of the available talent pool.

Equate Scotland and City of Glasgow College are working together to build a more diverse workforce. We support both female engineers and their employers to ensure that more women choose to start a career in engineering and then choose to stay and realise their full potential.

If you want to help us be part of the solution, why not:

  • Register for our free half-day Employer Seminars – topics include the talent pipeline, recruitment and leadership
  • Request Unconscious Bias training – understand the impact of bias in the workplace and how to mitigate it
  • Support female engineers to complete our Coaching for Success programme – or speak to us about developing a bespoke Organisational
  • Coaching Programme
  • Find out about our services for students and Modern Apprentices – develop your pipeline of female engineers
  • Access free legal advice on employment and HR issues – through our partnership with law firm HBJ Gateley
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