Girls interested in STEM, but UK still only using ‘half of nation’s brains’
- Seven in ten girls interested in a STEM career
- But importance of apprenticeships as a viable route into a STEM career still heavily underappreciated
- One in five female university students didn’t pursue career in STEM because they didn’t know how to get a job in the sector
- Over a third of women in STEM jobs have considered leaving the sector
Recent research from Adecco Group UK & Ireland has revealed fresh insight into the difficulties employers, educators and policy-makers face in encouraging girls and women to pursue an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
The Gender Agenda: STEMing the gap’ research, commissioned by leading recruitment organisation Adecco Group UK & Ireland, follows recent reports that there are still too few women entering and remaining in engineering, manufacturing and IT despite efforts to improve the gender balance in these fields. 3,000 school children, university students and STEM employees in the UK and Ireland were surveyed.
Download the report: http://www.adeccogroupuk.co.uk/unlocking-britains-potential/the-gender-agenda.aspx