James Dawson & Fenner Precision, part of Fenner Precision Polymers are proud to celebrate International Women in Engineering day by highlighting the hard work and tenacity of some of our female Engineers.
According to EngineeringUK, the percentage of women in engineering careers is 16.5%, a small increase on previous years. Whilst this increase is a step in the right direction, the UK has one of the lowest rates of women in Engineering across the whole of Europe.
James Dawson & Fenner Precision is a technically driven manufacturing operation which has historically been more male dominated, but we are taking every opportunity to change this. For all vacant positions the business accepts applications from all genders and ethnic backgrounds and recruitment is determined by the suitability of the individual to successfully fulfil the role which is not gender specific.
For this years International Women in Engineering day, we sat down with two of our female Engineers, Kimberley Johnson and Amy Tollerton to talk to them about their motivations and aspirations and how they hope to inspire more women to take up a career in Engineering.
Kim has worked for James Dawson for 3 years and works in the Technical Department as a Laboratory Supervisor. To find out more about Kim watch her interview below.
Amy has worked for James Dawson for 4 and a half years and works in the Technical Department as an NPD Technician. To find out more about Amy watch her interview below
Steven Downing, Fenner Precision & James Dawsons Marketing Co-Ordinator said;
It was really exciting to interview both Kim & Amy for this years International Women in Engineering day and I hope the their hard work, determination and commitment can be an inspiration to other women looking at going into a career in Engineering.