Talent 2030 Dashboard
- Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014 16:28
- Written by Joseph
What is the Talent 2030 Dashboard?
"WES is really proud to support this brilliant Talent 2030 Dashboard."
Dr Carol Marsh, President of the Women’s Engineering Society
The purpose of the Talent 2030 dashboard is to set out serious targets over a credible timeline which we will monitor every year from 2012 to 2030.
Failure to start improving the way in which girls and young women are encouraged to study subjects like physics, mathematics and engineering reduces the size of the talent pool and potentially jeopardises the international competitiveness of engineering and manufacturing in the UK.
Each year the Dashboard is accompanied by a Dashboard report, which sets out the sources of evidence for the Dashboard.
What are the Targets?
"I support the National Centre for Universities and Businesses’ target of doubling the number of female engineering graduates by 2030."
Prime Minister David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions
By the year 2030:
- 25% of Engineering and Technology postgraduates in the UK should be women
- 30% of Engineering and Technology undergradutes in the UK should be women
- 30% of students studying A-Level Physics should be girls
- 50% of students studying GCSE Physics should be girls
These targets have been developed through our research and are backed by the UK government.
The Dashboard also tracks the number of female UK engineering professionals.
2014 shows great progress at GCSE level but a disappointing decline at A Level and undergraduate.
The 2013 dashboard shows a mixed picture, with an increase in female UK engineering professionals and physics GCSE students while progress towards undergraduate and A-Level targets have stalled.
The first Talent 2030 Dashboard sets out our targets for women in engineering and manufacturing.