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

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.

Join Making Engineering Hot for a Virtual Careers Fair for 12 -18 year old young people, their parents and guardians.

This year in association with the Royal Academy of Engineering, we mark Black History Month (October) with an exciting conversation series aiming to amplify the voices of minority ethnic engineers.

AFBE-UK is excited to announce its partnership with the Rolls-Royce plc, who join the organisation as its newest member.

AFBE-UK is excited to announce a new partnership with Cundall, who join the organisation as its newest member.

Applications are open to members and non-members but non-members will be required to join as part of the process.

With great pleasure, the AFBE Leadership Team would like to present its leadership training programme – TRANSCEND

This report and newsletter reflects on the growth and influence of AFBE-UK in 2021. It celebrates AFBE-UK Scotland 10th year anniversary. Congratulations to the Ibim Diri 2021 AFBE-UK Member of the Year.
Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers UK (AFBE-UK) confirms new partnership with Burns and McDonnell.

The Royal Academy of Engineering are calling for UK-based engineers and technicians, or people working in an engineering-related roles within the UK to take part into a survey looking at the culture of the engineering profession.

The Workforce Integration Network (WIN) was established in 2018 as part of ‘All of Us’, the Mayor’s Strategy for Social Integration. The strategy recognizes that we can only achieve a more socially integrated city by breaking down the inequalities Londoners face in their everyday lives.

AFBE-UK Scotland is delighted to announce Harbour Energy as its latest corporate 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

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

Careers Fair Day

Careers Fair Day

BHM Conversation Series 2: Culture

BHM Conversation Series 2: Culture

Rolls-Royce joins forces with AFBE-UK

Rolls-Royce joins forces with AFBE-UK

AFBE-UK confirms new partnership with Cundall

AFBE-UK confirms new partnership with Cundall

Join the 2022 Executive Board

Join the 2022 Executive Board

Transcend Leadership Programme Prospectus

Transcend Leadership Programme Prospectus

AFBE-UK 2021 Annual Report now OUT!

AFBE-UK 2021 Annual Report now OUT!

Burns & McDonnell partner with AFBE-UK

Burns & McDonnell partner with AFBE-UK

How inclusive is the engineering profession? Share your thoughts with the Royal Academy of Engineering

How inclusive is the engineering profession? Share your thoughts with the Royal Academy of Engineering

Workforce Integration Network Inclusive Employers Toolkit Research Project

Workforce Integration Network Inclusive Employers Toolkit Research Project

AFBE Scotland Welcomes New Corporate Partner: Harbour Energy

AFBE Scotland Welcomes New Corporate Partner: Harbour Energy

Why AFBE-UK matters

Why AFBE-UK matters
Our Sponsors

Serica Energy

Bechtel

RAF

CNR International

Rolls Royce

Royal Academy of Engineering

Oxford University

Cundall

Pall Europe Ltd

Balfour Beatty

Wood Group

Buro Happold

Mercedes-AMG-Petronas

Norwell EDGE

Coventry University

University of Plymouth

UWE

Leonardo

University of Chester

OGUK

Sheffield Hallam University

ARUP

WSP

Tetra Tech

Abbot Diabetes Care

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Burns McDonnell

Johnson & Johnson

SSE

EnQuest

University of Strathclyde Glasgow

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Spirit Energy

The Brunel Museum Thames Tunnel

IPS

Mediatonic

Amazon

ORE Catapult