More girls and young women needed to drive UK growth ambition

To ensure the international competitiveness of engineering in the UK, and to meet the government’s ambitions as set out in the Industrial Strategy, more girls and young women are needed to study engineering-related subjects.

Women in Engineering stats

The National Centre for Universities and Business has created a Talent 2030 dashboard, which tracks educational targets to encourage girls into careers in engineering. Although there has been some progress, with the number of female postgraduates in engineering and technology hitting the 25 per cent target, the number of girls studying Physics A-Level and at undergraduate level is yet to improve.

Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls

To help meet these targets, the NCUB has launched its annual Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls, as part of the Year of Engineering.

To encourage female students to consider careers in engineering, manufacturing and technology, the competition asks them to solve a twenty-first century problem.

The competition winner will be awarded £500 for themselves and a further £500 for their school, as well as a student membership to the Women’s Engineering Society. The winner will also have the opportunity to exhibit to thousands of people at The Big Bang Fair 2019.

For more details on the competition and how to enter, click here.