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Why HerStory?

The WiSET team work with women and girls, schools, colleges, Universities, careers advisers, and employers and we constantly hear from all quarters that engineering is misunderstood.

We decided to create a special section of our website where we could collect information and advice from people in engineering education and employment, to paint a picture of the sector and provide a one-stop-shop to help girls and women decide if engineering might be for them.

With women making up only 8.7% of the UK engineering workforce, Britain currently ranks 28th (out of 28 countries) in Europe, but we know that there are a vast array of interesting careers out there, with good salaries and excellent career prospects. HerStory aims to provide personal perspectives on the sector, and to give a flavour of what to expect if you are thinking of embarking on a career in engineering.

We hope you find this new resource useful.