Working with the Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs) is one of the three strands of the D&I Programme at the Academy.  The aim is to engage with all 35 PEIs to work jointly to achieve the aim of a more diverse engineering profession.


D&I progression framework for professional bodies

Launched in December 2016, the D&I Progression Framework is a unique tool that helps professional bodies track and plan progress on D&I across eight areas of professional body activity, including:


  • Governance and leadership
  • Membership and professional registration
  • Meetings, conferences and events
  • Education and training, accreditation and examinations
  • Prizes, awards and grants
  • Communications, marketing, outreach and engagement
  • Employment 
  • Monitoring and measuring


For more information, contact the Academy Diversity team or Science council

A Progression Framework Implementation Group (PFIG), has been established to help engineering and science professional bodies make progress against the D&I progression framework. The group brings together resources, case studies and blog posts and periodically organises workshops and other events to develop professional body capacity to develop good practice and make progress across all 8 areas of the framework e.g. Prizes, awards and grants, and Education and training, accreditation and examinations.

Progression Framework booklet (3.49 MB)