Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), 2015
 The national average of women starting engineering apprentices in 2014/15 was 3.4% (down from 3.8% in 2013/14). Skills Funding Agency, Apprenticeship Achievements by framework code, level and gender 2002/3-2014/15.
 Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: The Talent Pipeline from Classroom to Boardroom, July 2015
 1 in 4 people working in Core STEM:
Between 2016 and 2017, the proportion of women in Core STEM roles (as defined below) increased from 21% to 23% ; the highest proportion ever (WISE, 2017). In 2017, 61,430 more women were in Core STEM roles.
As a result, we have amended text in our communications from ‘1 in 5’ to ‘1 in 4’ to reflect this positive trend.
“The statistic published by EDF Energy is calculated using Standard Occupational Classification data produced by the Office of National Statistics. There is no single agreed method of defining which occupations should be classified as STEM / Non STEM (UKCES*, 2013). Furthermore, UKCES (2013) differentiate occupations as Medical and Core STEM, a distinction also recognised and adopted by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) in 2016. As a business in the energy sector, it is these ‘core’ occupations that we can have the greatest impact on with our campaigns and initiatives and have chosen to use the statistics compiled by WISE.