Women into Manufacturing & Engineering (WiME) event - Saturday 6th October - Hull Guildhall
This is a first come, first served basis, and each session starts every half hour. It is important you get booked on early as places are filling fast!
These events build on the events held in Hull and North Lincs, and will see girls from primary schools, secondary schools and colleges meet with an array of businesses from across the Humber with a focus on Engineering and Manufacturing.
These types of roles are predominantly applied for by males, and as a country we need to buck that trend as the UK is 28th out of 28 EU countries for females in the sector. Less than 10% of all staff in the sector are female, and this is one of the sectors with the biggest skills gap.
There will be plenty of have-a-go activity and a competition to engage in Science and Maths fields, and the businesses attending are well versed in speaking with females of all ages and abilities.
There is no specific age group to target, but feedback from previous events tells us year 5 to year 9 girls got the most benefit. Girls who are studying for science related roles in year 10-13 also benefit enormously by meeting with the companies they hope to work for to get an understanding of the pathway and application processes.