Why choose engineering?

The UK engineering sector is thriving. At over three times the size of the retail sector it accounts for almost 25 percent of the turnover of all UK enterprises.

Government estimates that the renewable energy sector alone will generate 500,000 new jobs by 2020, and there are already not enough engineering graduates to meet the demand for future engineers, teachers and lecturers.

Yet women currently represent only about 10 percent of the engineering workforce. With such a wide range of career paths to choose from and support from the many campaigns and schemes aimed at encouraging women to join this sector, there has never been a better time to consider a career in engineering.

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