We offer a number of programme for our professional members. In addition to mentoring we offers Round Table seminars, Chessclub Workshop and our leadership programme.


Mentoring is important for individuals aiming for career excellence. Access to industry mentors is vital on the trajectory to the top.

There is currently a lack of BME industry mentors providing support networks to engineering and technology professionals. Our 2-tier industry mentor-protégé programme works with university and college students as well as professionals, to provide positive role models for school pupils to university students and early career professionals. With positive communication and encouragement we guide young people to embrace engineering and technology as their profession of choice.

Becoming an Industry Mentor

We welcome mentors who are industry professionals and students of all ethnicities. The objective is to raise aspiration, build confidence and increase the representation of BME groups at all levels including management in engineering. We provide training to all mentors. Pre-college mentors will be required to be DBS checked. If you are interested in becoming an Industry mentor please Contact us

Looking for an Industy Mentor?

All our mentors are trained individuals who can assist and support you on making decisions, reviewing your CV in advance of an application, helping you prepare for an interview, informal support towards your chartership application or even progressing to a different role within or outside your organisation. We can connect you with discipline specific mentors who can provide you with invaluable advice and connections. If you are looking for an industry mentor become a member or please Contact us

Round Table

Roundtable is a new AFBE-UK programme launched in 2018. It enables cross industry knowledge and experience sharing for career progression amongst engineers within industry.

The Roundtable events are ideally aimed at professionals but may also be useful for new graduates or students undertaking an internship or placement.

These events have an objective to allow people to share their experiences and concerns about a chosen topic in a safe, confidential setting. The aim is to facilitate progression and personal career goals achievement. The Roundtable will enable members to build a network and allow cross industry knowledge sharing as well as experiences from different career levels.

Chess Club

Chess Club launched in 2019 to develop strategic thinking for AFBE-UK professionals on their next career move, and the event was open to anyone interested in taking the next step in their career.

Typically four dynamic speakers are lined up, who each gave their own unique perspective on the main factors we all need to be considering now to aid in the strategic development of both our professional and academic lives.


Other networking activities include:

  • Annual Seminars
  • Conferences
  • Gala Events
  • Dinners/ BBQs
  • During all events AFBE-UK enrolment is available. Informal career planning discussion between attendees is always encouraged.

    AFBE-UK have organised a number of successful events in aid of the BME community attracting high profile industry leaders and media attention.

    If you are interested in sponsoring a networking event or would like further details about the sponsorship packages available, contact us at [email protected]