At Nordell, we like to buck the trend where possible. One way we do this is by attracting a significant number of women into the engineering industry. With 2018 statistics revealing that women make up less than 10% of the engineering workforce, we believe that it is imperative that more young women are inspired to consider skills within the engineering and manufacturing space. With today being International Women in Engineering Day, this is more important than ever.
The ratio of women to men at Nordell is more than 25% female workers ranging from Operators to Senior Management. The team are employed in various areas of the business from Administration to Quality, Production manufacturing, and logistics.
“In order to close the gender gap of those working in our industry, it requires encouragement from school and college ages,” comments Paul Mason, Nordell Managing Director. At Nordell, females from across Europe working within the business at various levels, including environmental engineers and some staff continuing to study economic degrees. This ensures that those who wish to better their careers are given the opportunity to do so within Nordell.
In recent years, Nordell has made a huge push to employee new managers and team leaders as the business grows; a move which has also raised the number of women in leadership roles who are responsible for managing and supervising the engineering and manufacturing operations of plastic parts.
The female team at Nordell is:
Emma Penn – Head of HR
Neda Pociute – Production Manager
Nicola Cozens – Finance Assistant
Virginija Mitokaite – NPI Facilitator
Jana Shkrelaj – Quality Administration Supervisor
Virginija Seliuginiene – Production Operator
Edita Mikucioniene – Production Operator
Eimante Seliuginaite – Nights Supervisor
Angelica Rodriguez – Production Operator
Yuliya Shukerova – Quality Inspector
Madalina Plantos – Finishing and Assembly Supervisor
Ana-Maria Stoica – Production Operator
Diana Iftimie – Quality Inspector
Zsofia Vecsey – Production Operator
Chloe Tacchi – Customer Care Administrator
Madalina Zamfir – Production Operator
Maya Chyong – Production Operator
Elmira Varbanova – Production Operator
Joana Pereira – Production Operator
Paul continues: “We have seen a significant improvement in productivity and aptitude of the staff since the increase to a more gender balanced workforce. We have joined forces with Sigta, which offers apprenticeships in mechanical engineering, welding/fabrication/sheet metal, electrical/electronics, and more, and we are excited about welcoming both male and female candidates for future apprenticeship opportunities. Nordell’s modern approach and forward thinking means the diversity of applicants for all positions within our business is solely based on the skill level.
“What Nordell may be considered to be doing differently is actually nothing different at all - having an open mind in an industry which has been predominantly a male environment just means that we are able to ensure the right person is in the right seat within our business which is supported only by their desire for the position, their understanding of what is required of them, and their capacity to succeed given the right support and environment.”