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Pride in STEM Day marked with virtual event

Published: 17/11/2020

Wednesday 18 November is the third international LGBTQ+ STEM day, celebrating the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer or questioning people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. To mark the occasion, the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) along with InterEngineering, will be running a panel discussion on both the engineering response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the contribution of LGBTQ+ engineers in meeting those challenges. …

New online engineering careers hub announced

New online engineering careers hub announced

Published: 06/11/2020

As the eighth annual Tomorrow’s Engineers Week comes to a close, Engineering UK has announced it will launch a new online hub for engineering careers information. The resource, which will go live later this month, will have free information and guidance aimed at young people and organisations working with young people. …

Lottie Dolls on tour with Women’s Engineering Society volunteers

Lottie Dolls on tour with Women’s Engineering Society volunteers

Published: 03/11/2020

This week volunteers from the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) are posting photos on social media of Lottie dolls at work in a wide range of engineering jobs. The tour forms part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (2–6 November) and helps demonstrate the breadth of engineering careers. Volunteers are sharing the photos on social media using the hashtag #WESLottieTour. …

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week: Covid changes dream careers

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week: Covid changes dream careers

Published: 02/11/2020

A generation of young people are rapidly reassessing their career dreams according to research released by Engineering UK. This news marks the beginning of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek20) which runs from 2–6 November. The report Our Careers, Our Future is available to download from EngineeringUK, and shows over one in five 11 to 19 year olds agreed that what they want to do as a career has changed (22%) and 30% agreed that what career they can do has changed as a result of the pandemic. …

Inclusive cultures in engineering

Inclusive cultures in engineering

Published: 02/10/2020

Research from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) shows that engineers who feel included at work show increased motivation, performance, and commitment to their organisation. RAEng has produced a series of workshop resources specifically for engineering companies to help create an inclusive culture where all members of the team feel valued. The team workshop series is made up of free downloadable workshop exercises, created by inclusion specialists. Each workshop is around 60 minutes long, …

Royal Academy of Engineering launches Fellowship Fit for the Future campaign

Royal Academy of Engineering launches Fellowship Fit for the Future campaign

Published: 14/09/2020

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has launched a campaign to ensure its Fellowship reflects the full breadth and diversity of engineering excellence. Fit for the Future aims to ensure that, by the time RAEng celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2026, its Fellowship includes more outstanding candidates from a variety of currently under-represented groups. …

Young people and Covid-19: How the pandemic has affected careers experiences and aspirations

Young people and Covid-19: How the pandemic has affected careers experiences and aspirations

Published: 06/08/2020

EngineeringUK has published new research looking at young people's career choices and access to careers advice during Covid-19.  …

BAME IT workers better qualified, but less likely to be in top jobs, says survey

BAME IT workers better qualified, but less likely to be in top jobs, says survey

Published: 13/07/2020

A new survey from The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) finds that BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) IT professionals are less likely to be in positions of responsibility than those of white ethnicity - despite on the whole being better qualified. …

'STEM: The Hidden Workforce' survey published

'STEM: The Hidden Workforce' survey published

Published: 09/07/2020

A new survey by STEM Returners has found that two thirds feel the traditional recruitment process works against them. …

Registrants recognised among Top 50 Women in Engineering

Registrants recognised among Top 50 Women in Engineering

Published: 23/06/2020

Today Women in Engineering (WES) published its list of the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2020. Of these ground-breaking engineers, 21 are registrants, including Engineering Council Trustee Jo Parker MBE CEng FIWater MICE. …

Women in engineering - INWED 2020

Women in engineering - INWED 2020

Published: 22/06/2020

To support International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on 23 June 2020, we have spoken to some talented and inspiring women registrants about their careers, achievements and how they discovered engineering. …