Recruitment

EqualEngineers Pathways Programme Launch

Challenges with diversity and inclusion within the engineering and technology sector are not just being faced by those working in the industry, but are prominent among engineering students who are part of underrepresented groups with protected characteristics. Students from diverse backgrounds face additional challenges in securing graduate employment in engineering. Statistics around student diversity in …

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Mentoring Programme

Launch of the EqualEngineers Pilot Mentoring Programme

I have ran careers events for opportunity-seekers every six months for past 3.5 years. Be they in-person, or virtual, a lot of effort goes in to a few hours of contact time between prospective applicant and exhibiting organisations. It got me thinking that there must be some added value EqualEngineers can offer when bridging the …

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Neurodiversity

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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