Engineering Careers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th January 2018.

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Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education) 12:00 am, 29th January 2018

Some 980 partners have signed up, and I would point to the fact that my hon. Friend Stephen Metcalfe is the Government’s envoy for the year of engineering. It is absolutely critical: we are putting real money—I repeat, we are putting real money—into improving the teaching of maths for 16 to 19-year-olds. This is really important. As I said earlier, we are using further education colleges and local authorities to get engineering companies into schools to talk to children and teach them about the prospects that exist. For any young woman, I would point to the gender pay gap, which they will see is large in engineering organisations, so there is an opportunity out there.