Engineering companies across Cheshire East have teamed up to get more women to take their first steps on an engineering career.
Ringway Jacobs – who work with Cheshire East Council – were among the companies taking part in ‘National Women in Engineering Day’, which aims to help young women to develop careers through apprenticeships and graduate training programmes.
In the last four years, 19 apprentices have been recruited by the company in Cheshire East, several of whom have signed up to become members of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation to further their ambitions.
Councillor David Brown, Cheshire East Council Cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said: “40 per cent of highways staff at Cheshire East are women and we are keen to promote the many pathways on offer and to continue highlighting opportunities for them.”
Contract director Chris Shields added: “We have a very healthy succession plan in place – 15 per cent of our staff are apprentices and graduates. They rotate through the business in order to get a broad appreciation of the range of roles on offer.”
The highways team at Cheshire East are on the look-out for apprentices and encourage any interested candidates to visit: http://www.ringway-jacobs.co.uk/opportunities