Women in engineering

The under-representation of women in engineering and technology jobs is clear for all to see.  Many Science, Engineering & Technology employers are keen to address the shortage of females in SET careers. Below are some great examples of employers that are seeking to address the imbalance in the engineering industry.

The IET continues to work with industry, government and academia to engage and influence females with the purpose of promoting careers in science, engineering and technology - and to actively encourage women onto the engineering profession. 

The IET's Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards seeks to reward and recognise women in engineering.  For more information about the award, how to nominate a colleague or to apply yourself, see our Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards site.

With thanks to the 2012 headline sponsors of The Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2012 for their support – BP, EADS, GCHQ, Intel, Ofcom, National Grid, Royal Air Force, RS Components, Selex Galileo, Siemens, Transport for London and Virgin Media.

 The below recruiters support diversity in recruitment and gender equality:

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The RAF is keen to promote women and Engineering Excellence as these skills are an intrinsic part of many different careers within the RAF.  By raising awareness of the accomplishments of women engineers, The RAF can ensure that they continue their tradition of being at the peak of the engineering profession.

Learn more about engineering excellence in the RAF


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By joining E.ON, female engineering graduates can play a leading role in tackling climate change head-on. We want to open up male-dominated fields such as engineering – and support female graduates when they get there. Why? Because we believe that everyone’s contribution is vital to taking on the energy challenges currently facing the world.



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At Jaguar Land Rover, we are committed to diversity and developing talented women within our business. Our continued growth means we’re looking for talented people at all levels, from Apprenticeship, Graduate and Undergraduate programmes to Experienced Hire recruitment. 

We’ll provide you with the benefits and flexible working practices that have made us one of the Top 50 Employers for Women.

To see how far your ideas and your career could go, visit www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com


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Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With approximately 87,000 employees in more than 70 countries, our aim is to help meet the world’s growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.

A career with Shell is more than just a day job. It’s an opportunity to join a company working to unlock new energy sources and squeeze more from what we have; building a better energy future for us all. We believe joining Shell means getting more from your working life than you thought possible.