NORTHERN Gas Networks (NGN) is urging more women to explore the career opportunities available in the energy sector ahead of International Women in Engineering Day 2022 tomorrow.

This is the ninth year that International Women in Engineering Day (IWED) has been marked in the UK. Its aim is to raise the profile of women working in engineering. Currently 16.5% of engineers are women.

At NGN, women are leading the work programmes focused on delivering a greener energy system to the UK.

Stella Matthews, NGN’s Hydrogen Development Manager, said: “My advice to girls wanting to get involved in engineering is ‘go for it’ and say yes to every opportunity. It’s such an exciting time to be involved in our industry, shaping the future of energy.

“Role models are needed," added Stella. “The more visible we are, the better.”

NGN also trains engineers of the future and runs an apprenticeship programme.

Freya Osment, who joined NGN as an apprentice, said: “I always wanted to do something involving engineering. My advice to any girl considering engineering would be to go for it, don’t worry about what people think and be yourself.”

For more information about career opportunities at NGN, visit


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