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Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Careers Hub has teamed up with Women in Manufacturing and Engineering (WiME) ahead of International Women’s Day 2024 to promote and raise awareness around apprenticeship opportunities in the region.

HEY Careers Hub and WiME are working with local employers in sector such engineering, construction, manufacturing and technology to increase female staff numbers.

These sectors are underrepresented with female staff and the aim is to inspire young women and girls in apprentice routes.

Many science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) roles are available across the Humber region offering competitive pay, career progression opportunities and flexibility.

With International Women’s Day falling on Friday 8 March, HEY Careers Hub and WiME hopes to inspire more young women and girls into STEM employment and apprenticeships.

Fiona Headridge, HEY Careers Hub lead, said: “There is a host of great opportunities out there for women in STEM apprenticeships, right up to degree level.

“However, it is puzzling that the overall proportion of women on apprenticeships remains low, so we are teaming with WiME to encourage more women into taking STEM apprenticeships.”

Dr Kirsty Clode, chair of WiME, added: “We are very keen to showcase the amazing opportunities in our region and dispel any misconceptions about careers in engineering, manufacturing, digital and renewables.

“I hope that the examples we have of women working at local employers show that there are various routes into these industries and it’s important that girls and women choose the route that is right for them.”

Find out more on WiME examples here.