MP gives backing to ‘Jobs for the Girls’ campaign
NICEIC’s Jobs for the Girls campaign, launched in January this year, has received the backing of Conservative MP Andrew Selous.The NICEIC’s campaign aims to encourage more women into the electrical contracting industry and dispel the myth that trade professions are a viable career path for men only.
NICEIC is also looking to recruit more young females to its Apprentice Academy. The Academy, run in partnership with Bedford College, aims to provide young students with the necessary training and skills to meet the demanding challenges of the industry.
Mr Selous, MP for south west Bedfordshire, said, ‘There has never been a more important time to reach out to the public to address these issues and stimulate opportunity.
‘NICEIC is very effectively leading the way for the electrical contracting industry. Through its ‘Jobs for Girls’ campaign it has highlighted a need to encourage more women to take up the mantle and supported by its Apprentice Academy, it will help bring more ladies forward.
‘NICEIC’s ongoing initiatives support and boost the industry, whilst ensuring its longevity. They will help pave the way for younger generations to come and build a real future for the industry.’
NICEIC’s chief executive officer, Emma McCarthy, added, ‘Our research suggests there is a very real interest from young women wanting to pursue this type of career and we hope more ladies will come forward and help to even the balance in what is currently an industry short on skills.’