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Southampton female students among 33 offered early careers opportunities with Siemens

By TBM Team
3 December 2021

Female students from universities across the UK attended a Siemens UK event where they met women engineers at various stages of their careers.

Of the 42 who attended, which included students from the University of Southampton, 33 have been fast-tracked for early careers opportunities at Siemens’ Digital Industries, Smart Infrastructure, and Mobility divisions, such as three-month summer placements, intern development and graduate development programmes. Meanwhile, other participants have been offered opportunities with Siemens’ Healthineers, Gamesa, and Energy divisions.

Women only make up 24% of the STEM workforce in the UK. Earlier this year, Siemens announced that it is targeting 50/50 gender parity in its early careers recruitment by 2025. Current figures show 43% of those enrolled in graduate programmes and 36% in apprenticeship schemes are female

Faye Bowser, Head of the Energy & Performance Services team for Siemens, said:

“As a business, we need to proactively keep raising the bar. Currently, only 12% of the UK engineering workforce are women. At a time when we’re facing society's greatest challenges such as climate change we need to harness diversity-of-thought to become a more inclusive and vibrant workforce fit for the future.”

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