Semta, the employer-led body engineering skills for the future of UK industry, reports that of the total number of people working in Science, Engineering, Manufacturing and Technologies industries only 21% are female, compared to 48% for all sectors in the UK. The need to focus on the pipeline of female talent is apparent, with Semta predicting the need to train and retain an additional 82,000 scientists, engineers and technologists by 2016, to cope with growth and to plug skills lost through retirement.
Ensuring that women are equipped with the tools to succeed in their careers is vital. The Academy will focus on personal development – an essential consideration for any woman wishing to advance her career. Research commissioned by Alexander Mann Solutions and everywoman in 2012 found that although 80% of female middle managers wanted to progress, they did not prioritise their own training and development. The research also highlighted that STEM has the highest number female middle managers who wanted to progress (80%). The reality is that promotion opportunities do not just happen – you need to take stock and look at the bigger picture to take control of your career.
This Academy is for:
Women with aspirations to develop their career in advanced manufacturing and engineering
Future leaders in an organisation
Middle managers who want to move up to an executive level