Charlie Ryan The Recruitment Queen speaks her mind on the following topic:

“I don’t think there is an overall issue or hesitancy to hire female engineers, I think as mentioned in the article there are less females coming this route. I think a lot more is being done to encourage this journey in more young women. However that being said Network Rail surprise me with their drive to recruit more women as surely the drive is for the best person and if that is not a women because they don’t have the applications coming through, then how can they be held to account on having a percentage of the workforce of this role as female? I would hate to think that any company is going out to recruit women because they have to, as opposed to the best person for the job. I don’t know about you but I don’t mind whether a man or woman is doing that job as long as my train is safe!! “