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New campaign to boost female engineer numbers

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is launching a new campaign to encourage companies of all sizes to revisit their approach to recruitment and retention - to make sure they are doing everything possible to attract more women into engineering roles.

Currently, just 7 per cent of the total UK engineering workforce is female. This effectively means that engineering companies are not accessing half of the potential talent pool which, given the impending skills crisis in engineering and technology, makes poor business sense.

Championing the campaign is IET Deputy President, Naomi Climer, who explains: "Before launching the campaign, we had to highlight that the lack of women was a genuine business concern. To do this we set out a strong and compelling business case. Our focus was that improved gender diversity would lead to more innovation, as well as a more harmonious and collaborative working environment - all of which would ultimately help us maintain our competitive market position."

The campaign is launched on National Women in Engineering Day.

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