Delegates from the Indutrade group speak about their experience of the EMPOWER: Career Development for Women Programme. They discuss why they wanted to join the programme, what it has meant to them and what career progress they have already made.
Skills 4 is one of the UK’s leading providers of gender diversity initiatives. Established in 2006, Skills 4 supports global clients achieve diversity objectives through the design and delivery of bespoke interventions that return measurable results and enable our clients to develop and utilise the skills of their entire workforce.
Our programmes have already supported over 4,000 individuals for employers such as Atkins, BAE Systems, Babcock and MBDA.
Our award-winning Career Development Programme has been designed to help women further their careers. The programme is now in its eighth year and has already helped over 4,000 women advance professionally.
The programme is normally delivered over three months. By the end of the final training session:
97% of participants had a more proactive approach to career progression
88% had higher levels of self-confidence
58% had taken on more responsibility within their role and 18% had already taken on a new role
Skills 4 is working with WISE to open access to their Career Development and Returners programmes for women working in STEM roles in the advanced manufacturing, engineering and construction sector.
Skills 4 and WISE are focused on supporting women in STEM roles to succeed in their chosen careers and to inspire the next generation of girls and women.
Sophie Payne Practice Manager at the construction company Atkins, talks about what she has achieved following her time on the Skills 4 Career Development Programme including the benefits of the mentoring she received whilst on the Programme.