UK: To mark Tuesday’s Women in Engineering Day, the Institute of Refrigeration is holding a career development day to celebrate and promote the role of women in the RACHP industry.
The IoR is hosting a live hour-long webinar featuring members of its Women in RACHP Network who will be sharing their career experiences in a panel discussion, as well as an interactive Q&A session.
For the fourth year running, the IoR’s participation is being sponsored by Star Refrigeration, whose HR manager, Nadia Rae said: “We are continuing to drive change in the RACHP sector by actively seeking to bring more women into our engineering business in different roles. It is a challenge to attract more women to a career in an historically male-dominated industry, but the picture is improving year on year.”
Nadia adds: “Our belief is that the focus on promoting engineering as a career path for women should start as early as possible. By bringing roles within the engineering industry to the attention of children of primary school age, we hope that more women will seek to join the RACHP sector in the future.”
The IOR first established its UK-wide network to promote women in RACHP on International Women in Engineering Day 2016. The Women in RACHP Network is open to anyone working in a engineering-related role, including service and maintenance, design, research, sales, marketing, administration and training.
The Women in RACHP Network is now calling on the industry to invest heavily in initiatives aimed at creating an ideal working environment for women to thrive. As well as equal pay, recruitment and promotion initiatives, the group is calling for an industry-wide standardisation of flexible working benefits to support the needs of a modern, diverse workforce.
You can find out more about the Women in RACHP Network and the planned career event here.