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Female engineers are a huge, untapped talent pool, says Terex

Coventry, England, April 2014 - In the run-up to this summer’s National Women in Engineering Day (23rd June), leading construction equipment manufacturer, Terex, has announced its commitment to inspiring the next generation of female team members. As well as launching a dedicated national recruitment programme to expand its growing workforce, the Coventry-based firm has pledged its support to the government’s Think, Act, Report initiative.

A national scheme, promoting gender equality in the work place, Think, Act, Report encourages impartial recruitment. By raising awareness of issues in the workplace and supporting best practice across the UK, the programme aims to drive further female employment into manufacturing roles – a key strategic priority for Terex.

“Despite numerous opportunities and a surfeit of job potential in the sector, poor communication means that a manufacturing career can still seem out of reach for some women,” commented Neal Nowick, General Manager of Terex Coventry. “This is why figures for women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) roles still fall far short of the 30% target by 2020, set out by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), despite being a key national priority.

“At Terex, we benefit hugely from the experience and expertise of a number of highly-talented female team members, many of whom lead factory teams and direct innovative development projects for our latest equipment ranges. As well as sharing our best practice with other companies across the UK, our commitment to the to the Think, Act, Report programme aims to further cement gender equality throughout the organisation and encourage more women to consider a career in the sector.”

The Coventry-firm’s commitment to the Think, Act, Report initiative comes as part of Terex Construction’s ongoing programme to further expand job opportunities and skills development throughout the industry. Earlier this month Terex hosted its annual Women in manufacturing Open Day, giving visitors the chance to take a tour of its innovative manufacturing facility and talk to the team about job sharing and current employment opportunities on the factory floor.

“This year’s event was a huge success,” commented Ashley Anderson, HR Manager at Terex Construction. “As well as taking a tour of our site, the day gave attendees an opportunity to interact with team members and get a feel for what Terex is all about.

“Almost all of the women we spoke to on the day asked for an interview on the spot, and after undergoing our full employment process, half were offered a full-time position – a great day’s work!

“Following the event, we’ve started to receive more and more applications. Already, we’ve expanded the number of female team members working on our site by nearly 67% – a statistic we hope to further increase over the coming months.”

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For further information please contact Gill Holtom or Ed Willmott at Prova Public Relations on +44 (0) 1926 776 900 or email gillh@provapr.co.uk or edwardw@provapr.co.uk.

About Terex
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information can be found at
www.terex.com.

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