Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Improving diversity in the STEM sector - TELEGRAPH

by Virginia Matthews
Originally published: May 2, 2017

Cavendish Nuclear’s aspiration to become one of the country’s top 50 employers for women within three years is an ambitious one, particularly given that fewer than 20 per cent of its current workforce is female.

Whilst this is similar to the wider nuclear market, according to Simon Bowen, chief executive at the nuclear support services organisation, greater diversity and inclusion in all areas of the business is critical for its future.

“Attracting non-traditional talent to this predominantly white and male sector will require us to make a number of brave steps but we are determined to bring about real change,” he says.