Tackle industry gender gap at 'young age'
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Welsh Water technician: Tackle gender gap at young age

The poor take-up of girls studying and then working in science, technology and engineering has been highlighted at a campaigning conference in Cardiff.

The Princess Royal met girls from nine schools at the Celebration of Talented Women event, which involves industry and higher education.

Only one in six workers in key sectors is a woman and only 12% of engineering and technology students are female.

A new report calls it "a waste of knowledge and talent".

Only 5% of Welsh Water's technical staff are women and graduate entrant Vyvyan Evans says it is important for girls to see what is possible for them at a really young age.

  • 13 Mar 2017
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