Sir John Parker addresses the first Diversity Leadership Group

26 July 2013

Sir John Parker speaks about the key issue of addressing the engineering skills gap, in order to meet current and future demands that exist in our sector. He highlights the importance of engaging with a more diverse talent pool in order to meet this challenge.

The Academy has just initiated employer-focused work as part of its Diversity in Engineering programme, through a Leadership Group that comprises representatives from around 50 engineering companies and organisations. This group seeks to act as a catalyst for collective practical action by engineering employers.

Keywords: diversity, engineering, employers, industry, skills, women in engineering, talent, under-represented groups, action

Related media items

Enterprise Fellowships Promo

22 August 2016

Enterprise Fellowships – be your own boss

The Enterprise Fellowships scheme forms part of the Academy’s commitment to stimulate excellence and encourage creativity and innovation in engineering by identifying and supporting the founders and leaders of tomorrow’s high-tech companies.

Royal Academy of Engineering: 40 years on

10 June 2016

Royal Academy of Engineering: 40 years on

Saturday 11 June 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the first meeting of the Fellowship of Engineering, later the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 1976, our Senior Fellow, HRH The Prince Philip, invited 130 leading engineers to Buckingham Palace, where the Academy’s journey began.

Enterprise Hub Awardees 2015

01 June 2016

Enterprise Hub Awardees 2015

Celebrating the achievements of the latest cohort of Enterprise Hub awardees.

View from the Top: Health and Safety Executive

15 March 2016

View from the Top: Health and Safety Executive

Health and safety: the journey back to common sense and personal responsibility - Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng, Chair, Health and Safety Executive

In conversation with Artemis Intelligent Power

01 December 2015

In conversation with Artemis Intelligent Power

Hear the team behind the innovation talk about their journey from starting as a spin-out from the University of Edinburgh over 20 years ago to becoming a world leader in hydraulically powered systems.

Autumn Lecture

03 November 2015

Autumn Lecture

Guest speaker Dr Hugh Hunt came to the Academy to give a talk on his most recent documentaries and work, in particular The Dambusters and escape from Colditz Castle