It is anticipated that increasing inclusive recruitment practice will help realise the vision of an inclusive and diverse profession by attracting more women and other underrepresented groups to apply for and secure engineering employment. Many employers are already taking action to increase inclusive recruitment in response to a business case not dissimilar to that for diversity and inclusion.

The action group is collaborating to develop an inclusive recruitment road map with the aim of populating it with engineering-related examples of good practice, tools and resources for dissemination across engineering and beyond. All engineering employers are encouraged to review their recruitment practice to assess whether there is capacity to minimise barriers, other than criteria required to do the job, to ensure all groups have the opportunity to engage and perform.


This group is considering the role of data collection, approaches to recruitment and selection, and cultural preparation in supporting inclusive recruitment. The output is likely to be a toolkit designed around these elements illustrated with case study examples, tools and resources any organisation can pick up and use to increase inclusive practice.


Paul Oatham, Global Recruitment Manager, Bechtel

Participating organisations

  • Airbus
  • Atkins
  • BAE Systems
  • Bechtel
  • CH2M
  • Clear Company
  • EU Skills
  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Leonardo
  • Mott McDonald
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Thales