A global manufacturer is set to host an open event for aspiring female engineers and their parents this evening (December 13).

Machine tool producer Yamazaki Mazak has coordinated with the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to plan this event, which is set for Wednesday, December 13.

The gathering, taking place at Mazak’s European Manufacturing Plant on Badgeworth Drive in Worcester, will highlight the opportunities that a career in engineering can offer.



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From 5pm to 7.30pm, attendees can hear from several businesses in the area, meet current Mazak apprentices and engineers, and tour the cutting-edge manufacturing plant.

The event will feature Mazak's own spindles supervisor, Jemma Dighton and subcontract machining and tooling buyer, Gina Antoniou, both of whom are engineering apprenticeship graduates.

Representatives from Southco, Malvern Panalytical, and Worcestershire LEP, including Judy Gibbs, Jennifer Tawn, Tatiana Toma, and Clare Fenwick-Hyde, will be speaking at the event.

Commenting on the initiative, people development manager at Yamazaki Mazak, Max Jones said: "Engineering and manufacturing offers a fantastic career opportunity for young people, however it is not uncommon for pupils – or their parents – to not know where to start."

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He continued: "By hosting our first Future Female Engineers event, we hope to showcase the wealth of opportunities available in Worcestershire and encourage the next generation to join what is an already thriving women in engineering scene, both here at Mazak and throughout the region."

Mazak is one of the largest employers in Worcestershire with over 600 people working at its European Manufacturing Plant.

The company, which has the capacity to construct over 1,000 machine tools annually, boasts a rich variety of apprenticeship options across its production and business administration sectors.

The company has trained over 250 apprentices, many of whom currently occupy senior positions within the firm.

The event does not require pre-registration and potential visitors are invited to arrive from 4.45pm.