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
Dr Ollie Folayan writes for the OGV Energy, a leading engagement platform for the energy sector, focused on delivering industry news, events, digital media and recruitment solutions.
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.

At an event organised by the Royal Academy of Engineering in June, Dr Ollie Folayan emphasised the need for our educational system to redefine fairness in the wake of COVID-19.
An article on Allyship curated by AFBE-UK Chair Dr Ollie Folayan
Hundreds of nominations were received from across the world, encompassing oil and gas, utilities, alternative energy, academia, and non-government organizations (NGOs). A selection team narrowed the list down to finalists and removed all identifying information. An external panel of judges then chose the winners.
BP, Baker Hughes, Spirit Energy and IMRANDD are just some of the companies that have made the shortlist of the 2020 AFBE-UK Scotland Diversity and Inclusion Awards.

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

Two UK engineering giants, Leonardo and Wood sign up as corporate members and join forces with AFBE-UK Scotland to promote diversity in the workforce
Like many in our community and our allies, we have been dismayed by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report. The reports shows AFBE-UK was one of the organisations asked by the commission to provide evidence based on our extensive work in BAME communities.
AFBE-UK is delighted to announce and welcome Tekena Jim George and Ailsa McDougall as Comms and Admin Officer and Company Secretary in charge of supporting and streamlining our operations.These appointments have been made possible by the support of Engineering global consultancy SNC Lavalin Atkins

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

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

The least important thing

The least important thing

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

AFBE-UK statement on recently released secondary school examination results

AFBE-UK statement on recently released secondary school examination results

Allyship the key to diversity

Allyship the key to diversity

AFBE-UK Scotland wins Grit Awards

AFBE-UK Scotland wins Grit Awards

AFBE-UK Diversity and Inclusion Awards shortlist announced

AFBE-UK Diversity and Inclusion Awards shortlist announced

AFBE-UK 2020 Annual Report now OUT!

AFBE-UK 2020 Annual Report now OUT!

Leonardo and Wood join forces with AFBE-UK Scotland

Leonardo and Wood join forces with AFBE-UK Scotland

AFBE-UK's Response to CRED

AFBE-UK's Response to CRED

AFBE-UK welcomes two new staff members

AFBE-UK welcomes two new staff members

SSE partners up with AFBE-UK to improve diversity

SSE partners up with AFBE-UK to improve diversity

Why AFBE-UK matters

Why AFBE-UK matters
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