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Osborne calls for more women in engineering

George Osborne has called for more women to train as engineers.

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The Chancellor said there were “a whole load of attitudes and assumptions in society” about women’s roles that needed to change.

He was speaking at the Science Museum in London after announcing a £12 million donation to the new Dyson Design School of Engineering.

Mr Osborne said: “What Britain needs to do more of in the future as an economy and as a society, we need to bring together science and creativity and invention and it’s about that and the commercial application of those things.

“One of the most exciting things at the moment is there are many more women and girls in school doing maths and engineering subjects, considering that as a career after university.

“It is changing and of course you’ve got to change a whole load of attitudes and assumptions in society.

“But I think the more that women see role models (such as) the fantastic women that are on the course here they will see that this is a great career for them. So the progress is there.”