Women ‘untapped resource’ for engineering sector

27 February 2018 

Women ‘untapped resource’ for engineering sector - ‘Engineering 2018’ report calls for greater proportion of females in workforce

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The gender gap is alive and well in the engineering sector, as employers fail to target female recruitment as a “untapped resource”, a new report has found.

According to a survey developed by Engineers Ireland, only 16 per cent of engineering graduates are female, and women make up only 12 per cent of professionals in the industry.

The report, Engineering 2018, was published to mark Engineers Week 2018, which runs until Friday.