ALDER Grange School pupils are set to be inspired by a variety of industry workers to help them find the career they want, regardless of gender.

Today's event will see female airline pilots, male nurses, truck driving instructors, firefighters, construction experts, computer science lecturer and tv directors talk about their job roles.

Jo Griffiths, head of the Calder Road school in Rawtenstall, said: "In some industries there are still big disparities between the numbers of men and women in certain roles.

"Although the gap is closing there is still a lot of work to be done.

"Our aim is to inspire our pupils to strive for their goals regardless of their gender, ethnicity and background."

Georgina Kiedrowski, freelance producer and director who will be at the event, said: "Speaking to young people about gender equality in career options is something I'm hugely passionate about.

"I've been lucky enough to travel the world, in a career I was told was an 'unrealistic goal in a male dominated environment' by my careers teacher at school.

"I firmly believe that encouraging kids to dream big and aim high from a young age is the key to them having the confidence to pursue their career goals."