Boosting female skills is Lynn’s new focus

Lynn Tomkins
Lynn Tomkins

A MORPETH resident who has worked with some of industry’s biggest names has started a new career to help get more women into management positions.

Lynn Tomkins has left her position as UK operations director at skills organisation Semta to devote more time to developing and delivering a gender diversity programme which she has implemented at a number of companies in traditionally male-dominated workplaces.

She will chair and be an executive coach for Skills 4, a leading provider of the accredited Career Advancement and Progression programmes.

The mum-of-one said: “Women represent half the UK workforce but only account for 22 per cent of science, engineering and manufacturing employees.

“They are a great untapped resource at a time when we need a wealth of new talent and higher level skills to improve competitiveness.

“I have enjoyed working with some of the biggest names in industry – Babcock, Nissan, Siemens, Airbus and Jaguar Land Rover to name but a few – to boost workforce skills.

“It’s now time for me to devote my energy into ensuring women and the firms they work for are ready to take advantage of the opportunities that will come as the economy once again begins to grow.”