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Women in Manufacturing

We want to encourage more women to take advantage of the opportunities a career in manufacturing has to offer.

Manufacturing is a thriving, exciting and rewarding industry. A career in our industry is about finding solutions, embracing the latest technologies, developing and making the products that end up in hospitals, on kitchen tables and under the bonnet of your car. It offers above average pay, opportunities to quickly climb the rank, the chance to work overseas. Yet in spite of this we still struggle to attract women into our workforce.

According to the latest ONS data the gender split in manufacturing is 76% men and 24% women. As an industry we hope to work to close this gap. From shop-floor to top-floor we want to encourage the recruitment and retention of women in manufacturing.



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    We discuss the importance of building the talent pipeline of the future and talk to inspiring young female apprentices.

    Our third ‘Women in Manufacturing’ report provides an update on female board representation in FTSE 100 manufacturers.

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