PEME is supporting an initiative to champion the career opportunities on offer for young women in manufacturing. Just 22% of employees in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector are female, 9% are engineers and an even more lowly 5% managers. This manufacturing gender gap is contributing to skill shortages.
This initiative has been launched by the Works Management magazine.
Three of PEME’s engineers have signed-up to the Females in Factories campaign and have committed to provide career talks for Y7/Y8 pupils in local schools about the exciting opportunities on offer working within manufacturing. Works Management have teamed up with the Women in Manufacturing group to help match volunteers to nearby schools.
The PEME volunteers are all mechanical-biased and products of the PEME Apprenticeship scheme:
• Lucy Fitch is in the final year of her mechanical apprenticeship and is working ‘on-the-tools’ on one of PEME’s Plant Maintenance contracts.
• Anna Walker is currently responsible for supervising a maintenance team at one of our client sites.
• Laurie-ann Smith is employed as a Reliability Engineer / Maintenance Planner and has been successful in winning a Female Apprentice Award and a Asset Management Award for young Asset Management specialists.