Women in engineering

Engineering is vital to our core work, making life better by water. We couldn’t keep our 2,000 miles of canals and rivers in good working order without a skilled team of engineers. On International Women in Engineering Day, we speak to two of our female engineers.

Canal & River Trust staff at an Open Day. Canal & River Trust staff at an Open Day.

Industry professionals fear that Britain is facing a serious shortfall in engineers. In contrast to other professions which have a roughly 50/50 split between the sexes, women make up less than 10% of the engineering sector in the UK.

By contrast, we’re proud that the Trust is bucking this trend, with a large number of women engineers working in many areas of our business.

We hope that by sharing some of their stories, we can encourage more people to consider a career in engineering. With a pool of committed and knowledgeable engineers, we can continue making life better by water well into the future.

Find out more from Amy and Samantha.

Last date edited: 14 June 2018