Northern Gas Networks is urging women to explore the careers available in the energy sector ahead of International Women in Engineering Day 2022. 

The day takes place on Thursday, June 23 and NGN want more women in Cumbria to get involved with the profession. 

This is the ninth year that International Women in Engineering Day (IWED) has been marked in the UK.

Run by the Women’s Engineering Society, its aim is to raise the profile of women working in engineering and focus attention on the many opportunities available to girls and women in the engineering sector. Currently 16.5% of engineers are women.

This year’s IWED theme is Inventors and Innovators. At NGN,  which transports gas across northern Cumbria, women are leading the work programmes focused on delivering a greener energy system to the UK.

READ MORE: Northern Gas Network launches campaign to help public

Stella Matthews, NGN’s Hydrogen Development Manager said: "My advice to girls wanting to get involved in engineering is ‘go for it’ and say yes to every opportunity. It’s such an exciting time to be involved in our industry, shaping the future of energy.

"We definitely don’t shout enough about our achievements. Role models are really needed, so girls interested in a career in engineering, or in industry, can see them and aspire to get there too. The more visible we are, the better."