Perkins hosted a group of budding engineers for the afternoon to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day 2016. This campaign aims to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry.
25 students (girls and boys) from 4 schools in Peterborough – Arthur Mellows Village College, Ken Stimpson Community School, The King’s School and Ormiston Bushfield Academy – attended this interactive event, listening to inspiring talks from various women in the business. Feedback from both students and teachers was very positive.
Becky Cook from The Skills Service co-ordinated the event with Perkins and she said: “The ‘Women in Engineering’ afternoon at Perkins was an inspirational event that really helped to broaden the horizons of the students involved. Feedback from both the students and teachers that attended has been very positive, in particular the career talks from women in the business. This is exactly the sort of activity that The Skills Service would like to see more of as it helps to raise the aspirations of young people in the area.”