AFBE-UK promotes higher achievements in education and engineering particularly among people from black and minority ethnicity (BME) backgrounds. Our mission is to increase the number of BME Engineers who succeed professionally and support young people to explore a career in engineering.

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AFBE-UK highlights

One of the world's leading engineering professional services firms has become an organisational member of AFBE-UK.
MD Caledonian Flow Systems Ltd, Denis Pinto has been appointed to the advisory board.

On Friday 24th May, one of our flagship programmes; Transition was for the first time exhibited as a show case of bright ideas from individuals making positive impacts in the community

Dr Ollie Folayan writes for the OGV Energy, a leading engagement platform for the energy sector, focused on delivering industry news, events, digital media and recruitment solutions.
In August, we held our first Chess Club event, and it was a great success! Chess Club is all about strategically thinking about your next career move, and the event was open to anyone interested in taking the next step in their career.
AFBE-UK Scotland chair Dr Ollie Folayan has been appointed to the new body set up to champion diversity and inclusion in the oil and gas industry.
Five AFBE-UK members are being recognised for their contribution to the engineering industry in the recently published Financial Times top 100 women influencing the UK engineering sector list
Research published today by the Royal Academy of Engineering indicates that the gender pay gap is smaller in the engineering profession than the UK employee average. The mean (10.8%) and median (11.4%) pay gap for engineers in the sample analysed is around two thirds the national average.
The 2019 Report and Newsletter is now out. This newsletter celebrates a decade of growth and influence as AFBE-UK embarks on a new decade. Our Chairperson was awarded an MBE for Services to Diversity in Engineering in the Queen's New Years Honours list 2020. There is an article by PSE on Creating Genuine Diversity and Inclusion not focused on quotas.

The current COVID-19 pandemic across the world means that AFBE-UK has had to review our upcoming plans for the year and act accordingly

It’s the tragedy that has the whole world talking, yet it’s not new
 
As we saw video clips showing the needless murder of yet another black person George Floyd, in America, we were filled with sadness.

Lydia Wilson Foundation (LWF) UK is collaborating with AFBE-UK to reach out to the vulnerable members of the BAME community.

Organisations with a diverse range of employees are well placed to understand the needs of a wide range of customers.
Members of AFBE-UK across the UK were to visit 10 Downing Street on 26th October 2018 for a meeting with Nero Ughwujabo, the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on social justice, young people and opportunities.
Industry leaders and policy makers discuss the low percentage of recruitment and retention of ethnic minorities in the UK.

Top UK engineering company joins AFBE-UK

Top UK engineering company joins AFBE-UK

AFBE-UK appoints industry veteran to Advisory Board

AFBE-UK appoints industry veteran to Advisory Board

The Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase

The least important thing

The least important thing

AFBE-UK launches Chess Club

AFBE-UK launches Chess Club

Chair of AFBE-UK Scotland appointed to OGUK diversity and inclusion task group.

Chair of AFBE-UK Scotland appointed to OGUK diversity and inclusion task group.

AFBE-UK members listed in FT’s top 100 women in Engineering

AFBE-UK members listed in FT’s top 100 women in Engineering

Engineering gender pay gap in the UK less than feared, but still requires action

Engineering gender pay gap in the UK less than feared, but still requires action

AFBE-UK 2019 Annual Report now OUT!

AFBE-UK 2019 Annual Report now OUT!

AFBE-UK Response to COVID 19

AFBE-UK Response to COVID 19

A Call to Action: D&I in Engineering

A Call to Action: D&I in Engineering

AFBE-UK collaborates with LWF to reach vulnerable people in the BAME community

AFBE-UK collaborates with LWF to reach vulnerable people in the BAME community

Why AFBE-UK matters

Why AFBE-UK matters

AFBE-UK @10 Downing Street

AFBE-UK @10 Downing Street

AFBE-UK welcomes industry leaders and policy makers

AFBE-UK welcomes industry leaders and policy makers
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