GEEP is the Academy’s award-winning programme to increase the transition of engineering graduates from diverse backgrounds into engineering employment.

A collaborative employer programme, GEEP targets engineering undergraduates who are female or from socially disadvantaged or ethnic minority backgrounds with a focus on universities outside the Russell Group. The programme provides students with the opportunity to engage with employers through a series of events and networking opportunities.

“The support I received from attending the programme was incredibly beneficial in my applications and interview processes. The programme gave me an opportunity to expand my network within the industry and gain valuable insight into some of the top engineering firms — allowing me make informed choices when applying for roles in the industry.

Through the GEEP, I eventually secured a graduate engineering job in Network Rail. I would highly recommend the GEEP to engineering students and recent graduates who are looking to gain engineering opportunities, but also would encourage engineering firms alike, to get involved to access and attract top emerging talent into the industry. ”

Damilola Fari-Arole, Systems and RAM Engineer (Network Rail)


Get involved: 

  • Any organisation interested in getting involved in the GEEP should contact us 
  • Undergraduates and recent graduates can register here to take part in the GEEP, which is delivered with SEO London with support from Association For Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE). Events will take place between August and December 2020


The GEEP is informed by a three-year Engineering engagement programme (EEP) pilot project. Find out more in the full report on the pilot project, Report: Improving employment opportunities for diverse engineering graduates (9.00 MB)