Career Deflection: Research to explore diversity in the engineering sector/profession

Atkins/Good Relations have commissioned IES to undertake research to explore diversity in the engineering sector and how this has changed over the last 10 years. The research will explore how diverse groups progress within the industry and what factors are barriers (career deflection) and levers to progression within engineering.

The research aims to:

  • Investigate the extent to which under-represented groups of people in the engineering profession do not progress at the same rate as the traditional “white male” workforce;
  • Investigate the reasons why under-represented groups do not progress as quickly, and identifying potential solutions to this; and
  • Estimate when, at the current rate of progress, the engineering profession will be a level playing field for all.