International Women in Engineering Day!

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On this day, June 23rd, it is International Women in Engineering Day! This international campaign was created in 2014 to show appreciation of the achievements that have come from the hard work and determination of women working in the engineering industry. We want to celebrate these skills and bring attention to these women from both past and present. 

One of the most known events of history linked to the creation of this campaign would be the First World War. It was in 1914 when the idea of women being involved in the engineering industry, was first introduced. The intention was that the women would be covering for the men while they were drafted at war. They put their technical skills to good use for the next four years, ensuring they worked to the best of their ability to prove that they can manage the workload. When the men came back in late 1918, life went back to normal, and the women started staying at home again. However, over the years women have filtered into the engineering industry and the world has evolved in line with equality rights allowing the normalisation of women in engineering job roles. 

In 2010 10.5% of engineer workers were female but this number has now increased to 16.5% last year in March (2022). We’ve come a long way in terms of equality in the industry since the 1900s and it will continue to improve in the years to come. 

At Infinite, we encourage female engineers to be part of our team and currently have a female apprentice completing her qualifications with us. As our business grows, we hope to employ more female engineers, as we believe their capabilities and skills are as valuable as anyone’s. 

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