Oil giant Shell reveals 23% UK gender pay gap

Oil giant Shell has revealed female staff working for the company in the UK earn 23% less than men. It said there are two main reasons for the gender pay gap – fewer women are in senior leadership positions and less women are working in technical or trading roles that attract higher levels of pay. […]

Role of chemistry ‘undervalued’ in sustainability drive

The UK public has “no understanding” of the role chemistry plays in tackling sustainability challenges and the fight against climate change. More than half of the 186 chemistry professionals questioned believe when it comes to the challenges of the 21st century, such as providing clean water, food security and renewable energy, society don’t understand chemists’ […]

Andrea Leadsom: Nuclear industry must address gender imbalance

It is imperative for the nuclear industry to address gender imbalance. Speaking at the Women in Nuclear conference in London, Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom said the issue has a “deep, personal resonance” having worked in a number of male-dominated sectors. She added: “I want the nuclear industry to be a launch pad for the next […]

Nuke grads give school kids a blast

Nuclear science graduates have been out inspiring the next generation of would-be boffins. Graduates based at the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) in Bootle, Merseyside have been busy acting as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) ambassadors, visiting local schools. One of which was Maricourt Catholic High School in Maghull, where the grads talked about […]

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45% of women in oil industry ‘don’t think they get same recognition as men’

A majority (75%) of women “feel welcome” working in the oil and gas industry but nearly half (45%) of them believe they don’t get the same recognition as their male colleagues. That’s the findings of a recent report, which suggests that in order to attract and retain female workers, the oil and gas industry needs […]

Government ‘needs to counter engineering shortage now’

One in five young people in Britain need to get a career in engineering if the UK is to save itself from a severe skills shortage, it was claimed today, which includes the growing demands of the energy industry. A lack of home-grown graduates in the sciences has already spelled a 40,000 shortage in the […]

Get girls studying science for senior jobs, says Good Energy boss

The boss of Good Energy says girls need to study science and maths to get senior roles in the energy sector. Juliet Davenport, chief executive and founder of the green energy supplier believes the industry needs to encourage more girls to study key subjects at an earlier age. Her comments come as yesterday the European […]