UK engineering is facing serious skills shortages. Addressing diversity and inclusion will not only help bridge this gap, it will also help drive innovation and creativity.
Increasing diversity in engineering means taking action to increase the representation of socially disadvantaged and disabled people, ethnic minority groups, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and other groups currently underrepresented at different points in the supply of skills into the profession. Key facts and statistics to support work on diversity and inclusion in engineering are presented below.
Diversity of UK population
Profile of UK Engineering sector and engineering workforce
The business case for diversity and inclusion
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