The Academy worked with a steering group of 13 engineering employers and SEO London to increase the flow of undergraduates and recent graduates into engineering work experience and employment. The work centres on providing a vehicle to engage with more disadvantaged, ethnic minority and female students, and students from outside the Russell Group. 

Launched in July 2015, the EEP engages students through two-day and one-day programmes to increase understanding of engineering careers, meet company representatives and prepare to apply for roles in engineering. It also involves mentoring and visits to companies as well as on-going interaction to maximise success in securing employment and internship opportunities.

Please download the Improving employment opportunities for diverse engineering graduates (9.00 MB) report, which shares learning from the three-year pilot project. 


Engineering Engagement Programme

To find out more, contact the Diversity team.


Participating engineering employers

  • Amey
  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • BAE Systems
  • CH2M
  • Leonardo
  • Metaswitch
  • Network Rail
  • Renishaw
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Siemens
  • Thales
  • The Engineering Council