The Academy works with some of the world's leading black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) engineers. Below are some of their stories, including how they got into engineering, their career highlights, and their thoughts on how racial parity in engineering can be achieved.
While the engineering profession is broad and full of opportunities, just 7.8% of engineering professionals were from BAME backgrounds, compared to 12% of the UK working age population. In 2018, 27% of UK-domiciled engineering graduates come from BAME backgrounds.
The Academy works to encourage more people from diverse backgrounds to consider and follow a career in engineering. Its Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) increases the transition of engineering graduates from diverse backgrounds into engineering employment. The Academy has also developed a range of free resources and toolkits in collaboration with engineering organisations to drive change in diversity and inclusion.
Find out more about the Academy Black History Month campaign 2019.