A review by the Royal Academy of Engineering found that being black, Asian or a minority ethnicity remains a blocker to employment. The academy found that 71% of white engineering graduates were in full-time employment within six months of leaving university, compared with just 52% of Asian students and 46% of black students. When gender, age, class of degree and type of institution were considered, black and Asian graduates were more than twice as likely to be unemployed as their white counterparts.
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A Equality and Human Rights Commission report also found that life prospects for young black and minority ethnic people have worsened over the past five years and are at their most challenging for generations. On average, black, Asian and ethnic minority workers with degrees are two-and-a-half times more likely to be unemployed than white workers with degrees.
Join us on 19 May to explore how the engineering sector can help tackle this racial inequality and how we can collaborate to ensure equality of opportunity and access untapped pools of black, Asian and ethnic minority talent. Together we can affect real change and drive EDI in a way that opens opportunities through connected thinking.
This event is in collaboration with Mott MacDonald. Please contact Richard Chapman-Harris, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Mott MacDonald, if you would like further information.
Who should attend
Open to members of the Business in the Community race equality campaign, specifically for D&I and recruitment practitioners.
How to Book
Please contact Richard Chapman-Harris Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Mott MacDonald, by May 5.