AMEC supports UK Governments STEM campaign

06/05/2014


London, United Kingdom (7 May 2014) "- AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, is supporting a UK Government campaign promoting greater participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) especially amongst women. This will be achieved through a national campaign by government departments, private companies, civil society and educational institutions, called 'Your Life'.

The campaign has been endorsed by AMEC Chief Executive Samir Brikho, who said: "Diversity and inclusion are critically important for society and business and I am passionate about ensuring that AMEC plays a central role in making this happen. I am personally committed to seeing an increase in women in technical roles within AMEC as that is one of the key ingredients to creating the diverse and inclusive workforce that we need to deliver on our ambitions."

AMEC is playing a major part in this campaign by signing up to a call to action, pledging its commitment to take further action in some or all of the following areas:

- Engaging with young people

- Contributing to a national campaign

- Increasing the numbers of women in these fields within their own organisations

A delegation from AMEC's European business, headed by Clive White, President of Clean Energy, attended the launch event in London today (7 May) and highlighted the company's pledges to increase participation and interest in the STEM subjects.

Clive said: "AMEC employs some of the world's best people and tasks its leaders with inspiring and developing the future generations of employees.

"We are committed to promoting an increase in the number of women in technical roles across our company and, building on the initiatives we already have in place, we are confident that our name is synonymous with providing opportunities for young women who aspire to develop a career across the engineering sector.

"Across the company, AMEC is increasing its young talent programmes to grow the skills for the long term benefit of the industry. In Clean Energy Europe for example, we are expanding our graduate and apprenticeship training programmes and introducing re-training schemes to develop available talent from other business sectors. Growing the skills for the future has become part of our daily business."

AMEC is committing to run schools' outreach events around 23 June to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Women's Engineering Society and at least 15 of its major offices throughout Europe will take part to encourage both girls and boys into a career in engineering.

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