Jaguar Land Rover has developed a course designed to get more women interested in engineering, technology and manufacturing careers.
The company is developing the 'Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers: Young Women in the Know' course in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College, to try to change perceptions of the career choice.
Currently, only six per cent of the engineering workforce in the UK are women, and bosses believe the new course will boost that figure for JLR and the UK manufacturing sector as a whole.
The first programme will involve more than 100 female students aged 15 to 18, who will spend a week touring the company sites, meeting women at all levels of the business, and learning employability skills.
The students that do complete the week-long course successfully will earn a Level One Award in Employability and Personal Development.
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