Every brain is unique

Last year, EqualEngineers was a founding supporting organisation of Neurodiversity week, and this year we’ve been asked to help raise awareness of the benefits neurodivergent individuals bring to the workplace.

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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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EqualEngineers Apprenticeship Fairs Winter 2018

January and February 2018 saw us launch our EqualEngineers Apprenticeship Fairs. Taking on a tour of the UK, we visited Bristol, London, Birmingham and Manchester. In total we had over 100 representatives from over 40 engineering and technology companies speak with over 700 apprenticeship-seekers. Not bad!  “Thanks for putting on such a well organised and …

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7 helpful tips for inclusive recruitment

This is the first in a series of blogs where I will be outlining common themes I have been coming across from speaking with different organisations, particularly within the engineering and construction sector. This blog focuses on inclusive recruitment. Recruitment. The way we get talent into our organisations. Some organisations do it direct, whilst many …

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