Engineering Careers: Girls Allowed

We are challenging gender stereotyping in industry and encouraging young women into science, technology, maths and engineering careers (STEM).

Training 2000 has welcomed almost 60 local female high school students for an innovative scheme called “Girls Allowed” which aims to remove barriers to potential.

The 1-day programme uses a range of interactive and fun techniques to explore the concept of stereotyping, bust the myths around gender and ethnicity and highlights the many paths available to future engineering careers.

Completely free for local schools, students enjoy hands-on taster engineering and automotive sessions at our cutting-edge headquarters.

Natasha, 13, said:  “It’s been a fun and enjoyable day. My older sister is doing engineering and electronics at the moment and I can see why she likes it so much.”

Training 2000’s CEO Steve Gray concludes “Training 2000 is one of a number of education centres who work to battle stereotypes that reduce young women’s career choices and we hope to create the female role models of the future.

“There are a wide range of engineering careers available and we are proud of how many young women are doing courses with us.”

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Training 2000 wins international safety award

We are delighted to have won our 7th consecutive International Safety Award with merit from the British Safety Council in recognition of our commitment to keeping our workers and workplaces healthy and safe.

The International Safety Awards are independently marked by experienced health and safety practitioners. Now in their 57th year, the awards seek to celebrate and promote the success of organisations in protecting their employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work.

Phillip Watson, HSE Manager at Training 2000 said;

“This award is based on evidence we submit in response to questions set by the British Safety Council. There is then a 3 day on site audit of our systems which seeks to prove excellence in Health & Safety which goes above and beyond the legal requirement.

By winning this award we have demonstrated our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our staff.”

The International Safety Awards span all sectors and entries come from all over the world, including the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the West Indies.

The glittering International Safety Awards gala dinner took place on Friday 24th April and all organisations who attained the distinction received a bespoke trophy.

Neal Stone, acting Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated Training 2000 ltd on its success;

“On behalf of the Trustees and staff of the British Safety Council we warmly congratulate Training 2000 and its employees on gaining an International Safety Award with merit for 2015.

“The International Labour Organisation estimates that every year over 2.3 million people globally are senselessly killed due to workplace injury and work-related ill health and an estimated 4% of global GDP is lost due to health and safety failure.

Awards have an important role to play in shining a light on those employers who are taking sensible and effective steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their workers, celebrating their efforts and encouraging other businesses everywhere.”