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Royal Academy of Engineering calls for diversity boost as figures reveal just 16% of workforce are women

A severe lack of diversity within the automotive engineering sector, especially with regard to the representation of women, is affecting the sector's ability to innovate as it faces up to new challenges and technologies. 

That’s according to the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), which is pushing for more apprentices – from an array of backgrounds – to take up roles within the industry. 

“We have a real gender issue in engineering,” RAE director Rhys Morgan told Autocar.

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