Aston Martin joins SMMT initiative on Women in Engineering

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Aston Martin has partnered with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) to promote career opportunities in the automotive industry for women.

The Women in Engineering event, held at the SMMT showroom in London earlier this week, highlighted the importance that women play in design and engineering and offered an insight into the variety of careers on offer at Aston Martin.

Speaking at the event, chief engineer Sally Leathers (pictured) and director for corporate planning Nikki Rimmington discussed challenges and opportunities faced during their careers, and why it is important for businesses like Aston Martin to attract more female engineers.

Leathers said: “The lack of women in engineering is an industry wide challenge, which Aston Martin is addressing through a number of initiatives.

“We are actively engaged in educational outreach programmes, with schools across the country from primary though to sixth form. These outreach sessions are aimed at stimulating an interest in a career in engineering, by encouraging both men and women into STEM-based subjects in schools and universities.”