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How to attract and keep female engineers

Equate Scotland
IET Glasgow: Teacher Building, 14 St Encoh Square, Glasgow, G1 4DB
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 09:30 to 13:00

The engineering sector in Scotland already accounts for 9% of the Scottish economy and 5.5% of total employment, and has the opportunity to expand still further.  However, the sector is facing a massive problem due to a shortage of appropriately-skilled engineers.

Getting more women into engineering and keeping them there must be a key priority for forward-thinking companies that want to tackle this issue and grow their business.

Semta and Equate Scotland are delighted to invite you to a free half-day seminar for engineering and manufacturing employers focusing on what you can do to recruit and retain the next generation of female engineers.

Seminar Programme

09.30: Coffee & Registration

10.00: Topics, including speakers and interactive group exercises

Becoming an employer of choice - could Reliability be the key?
Nikki Slowey, Working Families

Targeting women through recruitment - what can and can't you do?
Kim Patullo and Sarah Gilzean, HBJ Gateley

Best practice in action
Nicole Cameron, GE Oil & Gas

Plus the launch of a free advice service on all aspects of employment law, to be delivered by HBJ Gateley

12.30: Networking lunch

If you would like to come along to the seminar, please register using the above link by Monday 2nd March.

The seminar is being hosted by Semta and Equate Scotland as part of our joint Women in Engineering project, from which many employers are already benefiting.  You can find out more about the project on the Equate Scotland website and more about the work that Semta does to support employers in engineering and advanced manufacturing on the Semta website.

If you have any questions about the seminar, or other ways in which the Women in Engineering project can support your business, please contact Lindsay Isaacs, Equate Scotland on l.isaacs@napier.ac.uk or Robert Bruce, Semta on robert.bruce@semta.org.uk