Institute of mechanical engineers WalesThe Institute of Mechanical Engineers reports that following a survey of the UK public, engineering is still considered by the majority as a male profession.

The research showed that over 65% of the public considered the term “engineer” to refer to men and less than 30% associated the term with men and women equally.

In addition, the survey showed that 40 per cent of those polled considered that the current image of engineering prevents women from entering an engineering career. Over 20% of those surveyed considered that this was preventing both men and women entering the profession.

Statistics show that women make up only 6 % of teh engineering workforce.

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