Diversity in engineering

The UK’s engineering sector is considerably less diverse than the general population, meaning many groups are underrepresented in the workforce. With diversity of talent, comes the diversity of thought that is needed to solve the challenges and drive the innovations of the future.

Our research looks at the current and potential future talent pool with a focus on gender and social mobility. We look at the make-up of the engineering workforce, analyse differences in perceptions of engineering, access to engineering careers information and educational attainment in pathways into engineering.

Wider analysis of the composition of the UK's engineering workforce and how that has changes since 2010 is available in Trends in the engineering workforce.