Now in its fourth year, International Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign to focus attention on the range of career opportunities available to women in the engineering industry.
The Score Group is proud to support and provide global opportunities for women in engineering today and all year round. With a lengthy history of recruiting females into Engineering, we have seen a steady increase in our female engineer numbers over the last decade. This can be partially attributed to the work that has been carried out to promote engineering to all school pupils through engagement with local schools and the wider community. The company is passionate about training and dedicates a great deal of time to hosting open days, school visits, work experience placements and attending career fairs.
Our apprentices regularly visit local secondary schools to share their experiences and we are proud to support the Fraserburgh Academy ‘Girls into Energy’ course. The course is an opportunity for females to build an understanding of Energy, develop hand skills and research topics related to careers within the energy and engineering sectors whilst studying for a National 5 Level qualification in Energy. Over the past 4 years we have recruited 5 female trainees directly from this course.
There are currently 30 females progressing through our multi-award winning apprenticeship programme; working and training in areas that include Engineering, Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Sales. It’s our aim to one day see a 50/50 male to female split on our MA (Modern Apprenticeship) Engineering programme.
Arguably, the best role models to promote Women in Engineering are the very females who can speak of successful careers in engineering.
Aliah, one of our time-served Engineering apprentices, said recently; “From an early age I was very interested in learning how products were designed and developed. Through my apprenticeship I have gained the PEO Level 2, ECDL and SVQ Level 3 qualifications as well as NC and HNC qualifications in Engineering. Through a variety of workshop and office-based roles I’ve gained experience in areas including machining, the overhaul, repair, modification and pressure testing of a variety of valves, actuators and gearboxes, the production of engineering drawings using CAD software and the analysis of engineering components. I have also worked as a technical sales focal point, assisted with valve failure investigations and have worked offshore.”
“In future I hope to work abroad for Score at various locations, furthering my working knowledge and experiencing new cultures. I would also like to continue working with schools, encouraging the younger generation.”
“Applying for an apprenticeship in Engineering is one of the best decisions I’ve made in life and I would definitely recommend the apprenticeship route to anyone who is edging towards a career in an Engineering discipline.”
National Women in Engineering Day takes place annually, on 23 June. A series of events celebrating the success of women in engineering will be held across the country and the Daily Telegraph will announce the “Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35” on 23 June.
For more information on National Women in Engineering Day visit http://www.inwed.org.uk/
For information on Engineering career opportunities with Score visit http://score-group.com/careers/