Ayrshire College supports over 800 apprentices each year, mainly in the STEM sectors of engineering, automotive and construction. National Women in Engineering Day is on Thursday 23 June with a theme of raising profiles. In this blog post we highlight some of our female engineering apprentices.
Raising the profiles of women in traditionally male-dominated occupations is very important in helping young girls imagine themselves in those roles. The following film captures how, early on in their education, children already define career opportunities as male and female.
Probably the best way for young women to decide if a career in engineering is the right one for them is to hear from other young women who have made that choice and are building careers in the sector. Click on the photos below to meet some of our science, technology, engineering and construction students.
Want more? Watch these short films.
Abbie Robb, Prestwick Aircraft Maintenance Ltd
Anna Manson, Spirit Aerosystems
Kirsty Harvey, Woodward Inc.
Chloe Grieg, GlaxoSmithKline
Tammy Niven, GlaxoSmithKline
Megan Forrest, Hyspec Engineering