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Selective schooling and a lack of encouragement is to blame for a disproportionately low number of women pursuing a career in engineering, one of the country's leading experts has said.
Women in Britain account for just eight per cent of engineers, compared with around 20 per cent in other European countries.
Prof Dame Ann Dowling, the Royal Academy of Engineering's first female president, said she was "concerned" that young women in particular were giving up on physics at the age of 14 or 15.
Speaking to Kirsty Young on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, she said: "Girls do very well at GCSE science but a small number, only 20 per cent, continue physics on into the sixth form. And physics and maths are the standard entry to do a degree in engineering.
"I am concerned that young women in particular are giving up physics and probably making these decisions when they're 14 or 15."
Young children are "natural engineers" and need encouragement to develop their desire to create and design, she added.
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