The Women’s Engineering Society – a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists – has recently welcomed SSE as a corporate partner.
A spokesman for the Perth-based utility explained: “Just 15% of industry jobs are held by women and businesses need to be more reflective of the society they serve – but currently not enough women in the UK are choosing careers in engineering or in technical operational roles.
“The reasons for this are multifaceted and societal as well as business and sector specific but for this reason we have to do more to attract women into what has been a historically male–dominated industry.
“The energy industry is currently facing two significant employment challenges; a skills shortage and a stark lack of diversity. If it wants to be in a position to compete in the future it needs to take action now. “
Meanwhile, legal services firm Pinsent Masons has promoted Scots energy lawyer Caroline Ramsay as a partner. She recently defended the European Commission in a case involving renewable energy subsidies in Germany.