100 4 100 chicksThe Women in RACHP network is presently looking for current and former apprentices to become one of our ambassadors and act as a mentor in schools to attract the next generation of female engineers and technicians to our industry.

With the Women in Engineering Society focusing its Top 50 campaign on apprentices this year, apprenticeship is hot news, however the sector is still lagging behind when it comes to appeal to female students. According to the Learning and Work Institute, in 2014/15 just 600 of 17,500+ engineering and manufacturing technologies (EMT) apprenticeship starts were female, which is fewer than 3.5%.

The Women in RACHP network is keen to reverse this trend and show how male and female can have a long and fulfilling career in RACHP. If you are interested in this initiative and would like to find out more, contact the IOR at ior@ior.org.uk.