Supporting women in engineering

Supporting women in engineering


A second year apprentice training with the Coventry based Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre has been named as one of the top 50 women in engineering in the UK.

Melissa Chigubu aged 19, has been given the accolade by the Women's Engineering Society at a ceremony at the Royal Academy of Engineering. The award was founded by the Women's Engineering Society in 2016.

It aims to address the skills shortage in engineering and highlight the discrepancy between men and women entering engineering and manufacturing.

A first for apprentice engineers


As well as winning awards, Melissa who came to the UK in 2012, was the first female apprentice to complete the Foundation Gateway in the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre's new Apprenticeship Engineering Standard programme.

Our long term commitment

Lloyds Banking Group has committed £10 million over 10 years to the Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre in Coventry to support 3,500 apprentices, graduates and engineers to be trained by 2024.