LONDON: The Scunthorpe-based British Steel company is said to be taking active steps to attract more women into the industry.
Historically the town’s steel industry is male-dominated, with 90 per cent of the current 3,000 jobs filled by men.
In the production areas, the figure is even higher at 99 per cent.
Derek Scott, the company’s human resource director, in a report said: “Encouraging the recruitment and development of more women into the industry is something we’re keen to continue and we’re already starting to see a lot more female interest.
“Although there’s always been a high proportion of male apprentices entering the workforce, women remain significantly under-represented in this area of study.