30/06/2021

Categories: Civil Engineering, Undergradute

5 Reasons for Women to Start a Civil Engineering Career

Female civil engineers are still are a rarity in the UK...here are the reasons why you should help us change that.

If you’re thinking about what to study at university, civil engineering may not immediately spring to mind. As a subject, it can often get overlooked by female students, but the need for women in civil engineering and construction has never been greater.

Universities like ours are doing everything possible to close the gender gap, ensuring better inclusivity across all subjects. At the University of Bolton, we rank No.2 in the UK for Social Inclusion* and we’ve also been voted No.1 for Student Satisfaction in the North West** for three years running.

For women interested in engineering, there’s nowhere better to study. Here are just some of the reasons to consider a civil engineering career

1. There are growing opportunities for women

While engineering is still very much a male-dominated industry, a lot is being done to inspire change. Many companies are focused on female recruitment and retention, and this means specialised training programmes and additional support for female workers.

Gender equity (not just equality) is front of mind for recruiters and employers, making it a great time to invest in these skills as you embark on the career path for a civil engineering technician, or in a leadership role.

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