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.

Worryingly, the average manufacturing company is made up of 85% men and 15% women. This has mildly improved since 2011 but by no means at the pace needed to close this gap.

We want to address the gender balance. From shop-floor to top-floor we want to encourage the recruitment and retention of women in manufacturing.

We want to sell the factory to the woman, not the woman to the factory.

Blogs

Publications

  • womeninmanufacturingWomen in Manufacturing 2015 Report

    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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