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How harmful stereotypes in the engineering and technology industry can impact recruitment

Op-ed by Dr Mark McBride-Wright In the wake of the backlash to an advert posted by People Per Hour1, a company that uses their platform to connect freelancers with businesses, it raised the question of how harmful industry stereotypes can impact recruitment efforts.  For example, at first glance, the title, ‘You do the girl boss …

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Reflection on two years since establishing EqualEngineers

This month marks 2 years since I founded EqualEngineers. Naturally, such birthdays bring about moments of reflection. This is an important thing to do to make sure you are on the right track, professional and personally. I worked in technical safety consulting in industry for a number of years and did not see any visible …

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So you want to be an engineer? Let’s bust a few myths about the profession

Engineering is a great career choice, but there are many misconceptions about the industry out there which only serve to put people off. Let’s tackle four of the most persistent myths about engineers: “I won’t get a chance to be creative” Actually, as those involved in designing the project, engineers are usually the most creative …

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Engineering – A great time to join the profession

Are you wavering between studying engineering or a science subject at university? Or maybe you’ve embarked on an engineering degree, but think you might be better off moving into another STEM career when you graduate? If you have even the slightest interest in any of the engineering disciplines, then let us convince you – there …

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