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Career deflection – exploring diversity, progression and retention in engineering
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.

Mar 11, 2022 11:00 AM in London

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Andy Walker
Editor @Infrastructure Intelligence