Create the Future Campaign

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3 March 2014


Create the Future Campaign - Female Engineers

Recent research conducted by the QEPrize shows the engineering still suffers from an image problem – especially among the parents of girls. Despite the fact that the UK needs 1 million more engineers by 2020, the QEPrize survey found that parents of girls aged between 5 and 18 are still inclined to encourage their daughters to study subjects other than engineering and science. 73% of mums and dads said they believed that other subjects offer better career opportunities for girls.

“Engineering is key to helping the country maintain its competitiveness in the global marketplace” said Lord Browne. “It is absolutely critical that girls and their parents are aware of the opportunities and breadth of experience that a career in engineering can offer".

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