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KCOM shows the way for women engineers of the future


KCOM experts have taken part in an event designed to encourage more women to consider careers in engineering.

Female engineers and IT technicians who are already making their mark at KCOM attended the two-day Women into Manufacturing and Engineering (WiME) event to give insights on what it is like working in the tech sector.


The event, which was held at Hull Guildhall, was an opportunity for prospective engineers to meet the region’s leading tech sector employers and talk to other women who were already working in the sector about their experiences.


Lindsay Rodgers, KCOM’s head of IT delivery who attended the event, said: “Hull is a really exciting place to be at the moment with great career opportunities in digital and engineering businesses like KCOM.


“However, girls and women are still massively underrepresented in the sector and we at KCOM are helping to inspire more girls and women to consider a career in these areas that they might previously have discounted.


“Careers in digital technologies are really varied, interesting, creative and rewarding and we are very happy to be taking part in the WiME event which is aimed at promoting these career opportunities with women and girls.”

Among those visiting the KCOM stand at the event was Hull West and Hessle MP Emma Hardy, pictured.

The event was also an opportunity to find out about current job vacancies, discover what training and qualifications you may need, learn about apprenticeship opportunities and have a go at some basic engineering tasks.


For more details about WiME click here

For more details about engineering opportunities at KCOM click here.

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