Have you ever thought about a career in engineering as a woman, but had second thoughts because of stereotypes that exist? You're not alone - many women feel the same way. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re here to put the misconceptions behind you to show you that a career in engineering as a woman is not only possible but also incredibly empowering.

Skills aren’t tied to gender

As time goes on, our world is becoming more diverse and inclusive, as shown by the growing number of women getting excited about careers in engineering. Women are being celebrated across the industry, breaking old stereotypes and proving that skills aren't tied to gender. Some of our employers have shared that 40% of their employees are now women, and this number continues to grow. Engineering is not a career only considered for men - women have an important role in the success of many employers. 


Women's Engineering Society also found that the number of women in engineering roles continued to rise even when the total number of people working in engineering fell in 2020 and 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic. Female representation is on the rise within engineering and the statistics show no sign of it slowing down! 


Support and Resources for Women in Engineering

One of the major struggles we hear about women considering a career in engineering is finding the confidence to apply for jobs in the first place because of existing stereotypes. Our ambassador profiles are a great starting point to learn about the diversity of our employers and the inspiring success stories of our female engineering apprentices. Still have concerns that aren’t talked about? Why not reach out to our ambassadors – they’re there to give you the advice you need so you can girl boss your way into the workplace with confidence. Building connections with women with similar interests helps create a supportive community that boosts your motivation when you need it most.

Opportunities in Engineering


Forget the stereotype that engineering is only about fixing cars! From making an impact on the environment to working with technology, engineers play a huge part in shaping our world, and being a part of it will bring the ideas you have to life. If you have a passion for engineering, don't let outdated stereotypes hold you back; there's a place for everyone, and by being a part of it, you'll contribute to its diversity and inclusivity for generations to come.

In summary, engineering isn’t just a career path but a chance for success regardless of your gender. Engineering opportunities come in all shapes and sizes. Take a look at just some of the employers who are looking to recruit engineers like yourself:


Schneider Electric
Driving digital transformation through sustainability and efficiency

The United Kingdom's air and space force, protecting our nation at home and abroad

The transport operation responsible for day-today travel of millions of people for England’s capital

Tackling the climate crisis with water, waste an energy management services

Keeping our nation safe, supporting the UK governments nuclear defence strategy


British Sugar

A world class sugar producer, delivering world-class product that is made to the highest standards every day

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