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Lack of female engineers may lead to skills crisis

The Institution of Engineering and Technology says the perception that 'engineering is just for men' needs to change if British businesses are to succeed.

Research carried out by the institution has shown that the number of female engineers has remained at just 6% over the past few years.

A Prince's Trust report also warned that almost half of businesses in the Midlands think the UK will be hit by a skills crisis within the next year.

The government announced in June, that it would be providing a £30 million fund to encourage more women into engineering.