Construction equipment manufacturer Terex recently held its ‘Women in Manufacturing Day’, an annual event that gives visitors the opportunity to tour its UK manufacturing facility and talk to staff about employment opportunities.
“Almost all of the women we spoke to on the day asked for an interview on the spot, and after undergoing our full employment process, half were offered a full-time position – a great day’s work!” said Ashley Anderson, HR Manager at Terex Construction. “Following the event, we’ve started to receive more and more applications – a statistic we hope to further increase over the coming months.”
Terex has reaffirmed its commitment to encouraging women to take up engineering roles with its support of the government initiative Think, Act, Report. This initiative aims to boost the number of women in engineering by promoting gender equality in the workplace and fostering impartial recruitment processes. A National Women in Engineering Day will take place on 23 June 2014. In the run-up to this event, Terex has launched a dedicated national recruitment programme to expand its growing workforce.
“Despite numerous opportunities and huge job potential in the sector, poor communication means that a manufacturing career can still seem out of reach for some women,” commented Neal Nowick, General Manager of Terex Coventry. “This is why figures for women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) roles still fall far short of the 30% target by 2020, set out by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), despite such a goal being a key national priority."
“At Terex, we benefit from the experience and expertise of a number of highly-talented women, many of whom lead factory teams and direct innovative development projects for our latest equipment ranges. As well as sharing our best practice with other companies across the UK, our commitment to the Think, Act, Report programme aims to further cement gender equality throughout the organisation and encourage more women to consider a career in the sector,” added Nowick.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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