No matter how you cut the automation cake, the rise of the robots appears unstoppable. On the one hand, automation will not only complement the work of humans, but will also allow us to lead happier lives, cites a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit. On the other, robots will replace up to 20 million jobs globally by 2030 (almost 9% of the global manufacturing workforce), according to a new study by Oxford Economics.
Women make up around 12% of engineers in the UK, but just over 7% of engineering apprentices are female. To find out more, we spoke to two second year female apprentices at automotive part maker, Unipres.
International Women in Engineering Day, or INWED, exists to help raise the profile of the (many) successful women working in the sector and encourage others to embrace it. We spoke to four inspiring women about their journeys into engineering.