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Women In Maritime Pledge Signed As We Welcome Our 70th Employee

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

We’ve stated our commitment to increasing diversity in the maritime sector with the landmark signing of Maritime UK’s Women in Maritime pledge.

The significant milestone comes as we welcome our new female engineer as the 70th employee of our Belfast workforce.

Gintare Vaiciuvenaite, former student of the University of Edinburgh, joins Artemis as a Graduate Embedded Software Engineer and will work on the further development of our green maritime solutions.

As part of an ongoing recruitment drive by Artemis, in which we aim to grow our workforce to more than 100 employees in 2022, Gintare’s appointment takes the female engineer count to seven, which forms 22% of the company’s technical engineering team.

With latest figures from EngineeringUK reporting that just 16.5% of all engineering roles across the UK are occupied by women, the impressive female tally at Artemis Technologies shows how we’re outperforming our counterparts when it comes to gender diversity and opening doors for women in a traditionally male-dominated environment.

Debbie Eve, Director of People at Artemis Technologies, said:

As we continue on our mission towards maritime decarbonisation, it’s key that we have the right people in the right roles to drive us forward on that journey.

Gintare, attracted by our recent advancements in marine technology and the waves our vessels are making in the industry, joins our team with an admirable skillset and ambitions to contribute to the further development of our transformative technology.

Whilst her addition keeps us on course to reach our year-end milestone of 100 employees in Belfast, it also increases the female representation within our workforce, showcasing the great opportunities for women in our industry.

The percentage of female engineers making up the workforce at Artemis Technologies is significantly stronger than other industry counterparts, and that is something we are incredibly proud of, but we know we can always do more.

By becoming a signatory of the Women in Maritime pledge, we vow to continue championing gender diversity, at all levels, in our organisation and the maritime industry as a whole.”

Speaking of her new role within Artemis, located in Belfast’s iconic Titanic Quarter and building upon the city’s rich shipbuilding heritage, Gintare said:

Artemis Technologies is an organisation renowned for its innovation and one which will undoubtedly have a real and tangible difference in the global fight against climate change.

To be able to play a part in that and learn from experts in the field of marine technology is an absolute dream come true for me and I look forward to fruitful career as part of the Artemis team.

Established in 2017, Artemis Technologies is the lead partner of the Belfast Maritime Consortium, a 13-member syndicate which brings together a range of established and young firms, academia and public bodies to design and build zero-emission high-speed vessels in the city.

Harnessing knowledge that combines technology from the America’s Cup and motorsport, we recently launched a range of workboats powered by the unique Artemis eFoiler® electric propulsion system.

The successful launch is the first phase of multiple vessel launches for Artemis Technologies, with further workboats, crew transfer vessels, and city to city passenger ferries in development.

For further information on current vacancies at Artemis Technologies, please visit our Careers.