Ventilation system manufacturer Mansfield Pollard is supporting this year’s National Women in Engineering Day, which takes place on 23 June.
Joanna Robinson, MD, said: “There is an extreme shortage of women engineers in the UK – less than 9%.
“This shows that engineering is still a male dominated career with little diversity. It’s vital to promote careers in engineering as engineers are needed to fill the skills gap.”
Robinson has spearheaded several initiatives designed to do this.
Mansfield Pollard works with Skipton Girls High School’s all female engineering academy. Students are mentored by engineers from Mansfield Pollard.
The company also has strong links with Bradford College, from where it has recruited their first female apprentice.
Robinson gives talks at schools and colleges to promote opportunities in the industry.
She became the first female member and vice chair of the BESA Ductwork Executive Committee. This is the leading professional body for building engineering services contractors.