AFBE-UK promotes higher achievements in education and engineering particularly among people from black and minority ethnicity (BME) backgrounds. Our mission is to increase the number of BME Engineers who succeed professionally and support young people to explore a career in engineering.

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AFBE-UK highlights

Graduate Engineer Ally Mamgain shares her story on securing a job in the engineering industry
Five AFBE-UK members are being recognised for their contribution to the engineering industry in the recently published Financial Times top 100 women influencing the UK engineering sector list

The current COVID-19 pandemic across the world means that AFBE-UK has had to review our upcoming plans for the year and act accordingly

It’s the tragedy that has the whole world talking, yet it’s not new
 
As we saw video clips showing the needless murder of yet another black person George Floyd, in America, we were filled with sadness.

An article on Allyship curated by AFBE-UK Chair Dr Ollie Folayan

This report and newsletter reflects on the growth and influence of AFBE-UK in an extraordinary year. Congratulations to the Scottish Executive Board on their 2020 AFBE-UK Member of the Year Award and to our Star Team Awardees NextGen Dr Urenna Adegotolu and Mo Oyetunji

SSE is the latest company to join AFBE-UK, a platform for sharing ideas and supporting diversity and inclusion strategies.

AFBE-UK Scotland, has announced that the Royal Air Force (RAF) is the latest notable name to join its roster of partners. 

Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black people in UK motorsport
The motorsport industry employs over 40,000 people yet only one per cent of its employees are black. This has got to change, says Dr Nike Folayan, co-founder and chair of the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers.

On 20 July 2021, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity and Inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) published the ‘Equity in the STEM workforce’ report following an eight-month inquiry. AFBE-UK was proudly represented in the creation of the report by our Co-Founder and AFBE-UK Scotland chair, Dr. Ollie Folayan.

We had a chat with James Dornor, an electronics support engineer at Mercedes who is also a mentor in the AFBE mentorship programme. We asked him about his work and other BME related questions. Find out what he had to say

AFBE-UK Scotland has announced Subsea 7 as a partner.

Organisations with a diverse range of employees are well placed to understand the needs of a wide range of customers.

My Transition Story

My Transition Story

AFBE-UK members listed in FT's top 100 women in Engineering

AFBE-UK members listed in FT's top 100 women in Engineering

AFBE-UK Response to COVID 19

AFBE-UK Response to COVID 19

A Call to Action: D&I in Engineering

A Call to Action: D&I in Engineering

Allyship the key to diversity

Allyship the key to diversity

AFBE-UK 2020 Annual Report now OUT!

AFBE-UK 2020 Annual Report now OUT!

SSE partners up with AFBE-UK to improve diversity

SSE partners up with AFBE-UK to improve diversity

Royal Air Force Takes off With AFBE-UK Scotland

Royal Air Force Takes off With AFBE-UK Scotland

The Hamilton Commission publishes report

The Hamilton Commission publishes report

UK Motorsport Industry: Growing beyond the one per cent

UK Motorsport Industry: Growing beyond the one per cent

APPG on Diversity and Inclusion: Inquiry into Equity in the STEM Workforce

APPG on Diversity and Inclusion: Inquiry into Equity in the STEM Workforce

Conversation With James Dornor, Engineer at Mercedes-AMG Petronas

Conversation With James Dornor, Engineer at Mercedes-AMG Petronas

Subsea 7 announced as AFBE-UK Scotland’s latest partner

Subsea 7 announced as AFBE-UK Scotland’s latest partner

Why AFBE-UK matters

Why AFBE-UK matters
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