Women: STEM Subjects

(asked on 25th May 2023) - View Source


To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to help support women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs.

Answered by
Maria Caulfield Portrait
Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)
This question was answered on 7th June 2023

We’ve made great progress in increasing the number of girls studying STEM subjects but we need to do more to get women into STEM jobs.

To support this, we are delivering a new STEM returners programme to refresh and grow the skills of people who have taken career breaks to care for others.

Following a successful recruitment campaign, the first cohort of returners began training in May.

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