11 MAR
2022

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CAREER DEFLECTION - EXPLORING DIVERSITY, PROGRESSION AND RETENTION IN ENGINEERING
WEBINAR

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CAREER DEFLECTION - EXPLORING DIVERSITY, PROGRESSION AND RETENTION IN ENGINEERING

Featuring an array of expert and industry speakers in a relaxed conversational setting, Infrastructure Intelligence's online events are a great way to keep abreast of some of the biggest issues we face as an industry – how construction transforms the world, diversity and inclusion, digital, social value, housebuilding, communications, AI, Net Zero, and the huge infrastructure programme in the US.

Women, ethnic minorities and other underrepresented groups are leaving the engineering profession prematurely as a result of ‘career deflection’. Stereotyping, isolation and bias result in women leaving the profession at twice the rate of men (70% v 35%), while more than half (55%) of ethnic minorities abandon their career in contrast to (39%) of white people.

A report, published last year by Atkins, highlighted the impact of career deflection on the earning potential and progress of women, ethnic minorities and disabled employees within engineering occupations. The report, Career Deflection: Exploring Diversity, Progression and Retention in Engineering, was based on new analysis of labour market information sources with the help of the Institute of Employment Studies and looked at how the impact of barriers to progress within a career in engineering are being distorted.

Huge efforts are being made in the industry to tackle diversity of recruitment and eliminate career deflections but more needs to be done. This webinar will look at how the construction sector can work together to accelerate the progress that has been made in this area over recent years and to deliver real and lasting change.

Find out more by booking your place at this webinar, which will take place on Friday 11 March at 11.00am.

Speakers

Andy Walker

Infrastructure Intelligence

Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Andy Walker

Andy Walker

Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Andy is editor of Infrastructure Intelligence, ACE's magazine by the sector and for the sector.

phone07791 997 602
Ian Parker

Ian Parker

Commercial and Affiliates Manager

Ian is commercial manager for both ACE and Infrastructure Intelligence.