The gender pay gap between male and female engineers has narrowed
Source: Daily Telegraph
The gender pay gap between male and female engineering staff has closed by six per cent in the last couple of years.
But the gap between applicants is still huge, with eight times more men than women applying for jobs within engineering.
A new study from recruitment website Reed.co.uk found 97,681 women in the UK applied for engineering roles in 2014 – compared to 753,263 men.
It shows a gap of 87 per cent between the genders – a tiny drop from 2013, which saw a gap of 88 per cent between male and female applicants.
The study came on National Women In Engineering Day (June 23) which celebrated female engineers and encouraged women and girls to consider the profession.