Understanding what female STEM graduates desire will help to attract them.
Jamie Roberts assesses what has so far been achieved in plugging the gender gap in STEM and how we can best ensure true gender diversity in the industry for a bright female future!
The findings, released today by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), show that 43 percent of vacancies in STEM roles are hard to fill due to a shortage of applicants with the required skills – almost double the UK average of 24 percent.
Education and Business Management top to the graduate wish list for most desirable sectors to enter. This is causing concern for widening STEM skills shortages as these sectors are proving less desirable as career prospects.
Women scientists should work in separate laboratories because of their propensity for falling in love with the men and crying when criticised, British Nobel laureate Tim Hunt announced this week.