Female STEM students get a taste of engineering

SIXTH form students from Ripon Grammar School were given a tour of one of the city's biggest employers during the international Women in Engineering Day.

Five female students from Ripon Grammar School, who are all studying science, technology, engineering, and maths subjects were given a guided tour of Econ Engineering.

International Women in Engineering Day, which takes place on June 23, is an international awareness campaign celebrating the work and achievements of women engineers.

The visitors were shown around the factory floor and saw for themselves how its winter maintenance vehicles are constructed, including gritters.

Beverley Shephard, Econ Engineering's Finance Director, said: "We are particularly keen to promote engineering as a brilliant career to the next generation of young men and young women.

“It was a pleasure to host the Ripon Grammar School pupils and teachers, and I hope they have gained an understanding of what we do here, in the heart of the City."

Bob Walker, work experience coordinator at Ripon Grammar School, said: “I would like to thank Beverley and the Econ team for allowing us to visit the factory on International Women in Engineering Day. The pupils came back really enthused and genuinely really enjoyed the visit.”