Women represent 47 per cent of the UK workforce yet are severely underrepresented in T.E.C (Technology, Engineering and Construction) with only 11% of the UK Engineering workforce being Women.
This represents a huge challenge for UK businesses and puts the UK at a significant disadvantage when compared to other European countires who continue to outperform the UK in attracting, engaging and inspiring Women into Engineering careers.
Engineers represent high achievers, they are extremely smart and their work is challenging, prestigious and professionally recognised. Amongst many great things Engineers are responsible for solving vitally important challenges to improve the quality of life for others. So why do fewer Women choose Engineers and how can we make a difference?
This question is one that many people find themselves asking, and TXM Recruit arent alone in their desire to do something about it and just one part of our strategy is partnering with groups who are driven to make a change and improve gender balance in the UK Engineering sectors.
The Department for Transport’s Infrastructure Skills Strategy, launched in 2016, aims to achieve gender parity with the working population by 2030. It recognises the need to change the perception of the industry to encourage more people into the sector to meet the challenges of technology and deliver the pipeline of transport infrastructure projects.
TXM Recruit is committed to increasing the representation of women in transport and engineering. Over the last two years, it has lent its support to not-for-profit Women in Transport. The organisation supports the professional development of women working in transport through networking opportunities, mentoring and acting as secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for women in transport.
"TXM Recruit's support has been invaluable to Women in Transport, enabling us to deliver our Advance mentoring programmes among other initatives. The energy, enthusiasm and dedication from TXM Recruit has been brilliant. Gary Lincoln has been a mentor on Advance for two years and his passion and belief in supporting women and making change in the industry shines through in the feedback from his mentees."
Sonya Veerasamy, Interim CEO of Women in Transport