Amey announces partnership with Girlguiding to encourage more women into STEM subjects

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Girlguiding's Olney senior sectio visiting Amey's Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park

Amey has announced a partnership with girls and young women charity Girlguiding to encourage more women to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Currently only 11% of Amey employees with engineer in their job title are women, with the company experiencing a similar gender split across its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.

This is reflected in a series of Girlguiding surveys, which found 52% of girls aged 11-21 think STEM subjects have an image of being more for boys.

Amey will co-sponser the charity’s new Innovate skills builder badges and related activities designed to empower girls to find out more about STEM.

These include scientific experiments, creating algorithms for robots, planning videos games and learning about binary codes through making computer science-themed bracelets.

Girls will be awarded a badge as they complete each of the six stages of the scheme.

Nicole Hindle, Amey’s consulting and rail MD, said: “Inspiring more girls to see a career using STEM subjects is a priority to us and we’re really excited to strengthen our existing commitment to addressing the industry’s gender imbalance through our partnership with Girlguiding.”

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