Posted: 19 May 2014
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Attracting young talent
Attracting young talent

National Grid CEO on the importance of investing in and encouraging the next generation of talent to pursue engineering careers.

Women only make up 15.8% of engineering students and 6% of engineering professionals in the workplace.

"As a business we have a role to play, too. We need to be more linked into the next generation through schools and colleges..."

Steve Holliday, National Grid’s Chief Executive Officer

In his Leadership Award acceptance speech, given at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering Promise Fund Gala, National Grid Chief Executive Steve Holliday stressed the importance of investing in and encouraging the next generation of talent to pursue engineering careers.

He also discussed the problem of encouraging more young people into engineering, the importance of diversity in the workplace and the need to develop stronger links to the next generation of engineers through schools and colleges.

For Steve Holliday’s full speech, click here.

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