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Engineering a career for women Pickle on the Humber Maritime certification changes A replica of the boat that delivered a message of death and glory to the nation more than 200 years ago has arrived on the Humber. Because the topsail schooner HMS Pickle was the fastest in the fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar she was despatched to Falmouth with news of victory and the fate of Admiral Horatio Nelson. Three years later she broke up after running aground off Cadiz. Crowds gathered to welcome the replica boat into Hull Marina at the end of a voyage from Gibraltar with new owner Mal Nicholson from North Lincolnshire and his crew. They included Geoff Mackrill from THMA member Teal and Mackrill whose Teamac range of marine paints and coatings were used to return the boat to pristine condition. Geoff who is managing director and the third generation of his family in the company said To see my grandfathers paint used on such an awe-inspiring vessel makes us very proud. HETA is targeting schools students employees and parents with the initiative which will feature open days engineering taster events marketing activities and dedicated Girls Into Engineering days. Iain Elliott HETAs chief executive said the organisation has trained 22 female engineers since 2010 at its three sites Foxhills Scunthorpe CATCH Stallingborough and Copenhagen Road Hull. But Iain said more needs to be done Between 2012 and 2014 the number of women entering engineering increased by more than 100 per cent but the starting level was very low. The UK produces 36000 fewer engineers than are required by British industry. The evidence suggests that girls outnumber boys in STEM subject choices and also outperform boys in STEM qualifications. But many girls are not choosing physics beyond the age of 16 they are losing the opportunity to choose engineering Humberside Engineering Training Association has embarked on a campaign to attract more women into engineering careers. from the age of 18 and only nine per cent of women progress to work in STEM subjects. Emma Johnson who comes from Welwick East Yorkshire is helping HETA to promote engineering careers for women after securing a renewables apprenticeship sponsored by Centrica. She said Weve been working very closely with engineers from Ecotricity going up wind turbines to carry out inspections. I want to try and progress with Centrica and hopefully get into management. 6 Up in the world Emma Johnson on the UKs first megawatt class windmill at Ecotricitys Green Britain centre in Norfolk Many girls are not choosing physics beyond the age of 16 they are losing the opportunity to choose engineering from the age of 18 Changes to maritime certification standards mean that all seafarers have to refresh their maritime certification by January 1 2017. Before 2010 short course certification for the maritime industry needed to be taken only once however they are now on a five-year rolling basis says HOTA General Manager Karen Shepherd. The changes within the maritime industry have seen a substantial increase in demand. HOTA has so far has trained more than 2000 delegates and conducted more than 300 courses said Karen. The changes are industry wide and affect a vast range of delegates anyone from those in the fishing trade to personnel working on- board luxury cruise liners. In 2013 HOTA announced that it was one of the first training providers in the UK to provide the STCW10 Maritime Refresher Training Courses. Home is the Humber Pickles arrival with the Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Explorer Jack Harland Hull Daily Mail