AFBE-UK promotes greater/higher achievements in education and engineering particularly among people from the 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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Your investment in our work has enabled us to reach many young students, graduates and professionals and positively impact their career through our programmes.

With your support, we are able to:

  • Enhance our professional programmes that elevate aspiring BME engineers
  • Support our student members with opportunities, internship, mentoring and a continuous presence until their graduation
  • Increase young people's interest in science, technology, engineering and Math (STEM) through our Making Engineering Hot and Next Gen. programs.

How to support us

Whether you are an individual, organisation or a corporate body, you can contribute to the work we do us in a number of ways:

  • Become a Member: We different membership categories.
  • Become a programme or event sponsor: You can support our work by sponsoring any of our programmes or events.
  • Support any of our programme initiatives: You can offer work placements for young people within the ages of 14 and 16 through the Making Engineering Hot programme. Help to raise the profile of your company within the local community and demonstrate that you are a caring employer. You can also support us by providing resources and facilities.
  • Volunteer: Your time is a very important resource to us and we would be happy to hear from you if you would like to volunteer for our programmes. Please get in touch to find out more about volunteering for any of our programmes.
  • Donate: You may also choose to make a donation here from where you can specify to which of our programmes your contribution should go.

Below is a list of our sponsors, partners and friends who have contributed generously to our cause:


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1. Customer Profile

When you visit the AFBE-UK Website, you may be asked to provide information about yourself including your name and contact details. We may also collect information about your usage of the website and information about you from the messages you post to the Website and the e-mails or letters you send to us.
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7. Changes to this Policy

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By joining AFBE, you'll become a member of the most dynamic network of students, professionals, advisers and partners who are working towards advancing the achievements of ethnic minorities in education and engineering.

You can become a member of AFBE if you are a student, a graduate, an engineering professional, an organisation or if you are just interested in promoting our mission or any of our programmes. Even if you do not have an engineering or science background, you can still become a member.

Choose the membership category that best applies to you to find out more about the membership category, it's benefits and how to join.

Student Membership

Undergraduate and graduate students studying towards a degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.....

Individual Membership

Professionals and graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics or any other individual with an interest in supporting our work....

Organisation Membership

Professional bodies, corporate organisations, educational institutions, charities and other organisations who could benefit from interaction with AFBE and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion within the engineering industry....

Who is eligible for student membership?
Student membership is for students currently in university or an institution of higher learning who are interested in ....
Student Membership Benefits
  • Careers news/Information Portal: We provide our members with any information we have about opportunities and vacancies within our industry. These and many more are just of a few of the benefits of membership
  • Mentorship:.....
  • Event Discount: conferences and events.....
  • Networking Opportunities: Access a network of diverse engineers and scientists. Network with other students and professionals near you and throughout the UK. Networking is really important these days as more jobs are being obtained through people we know in the industry. Many companies are inundated with CV's so networking increases your chances of being called for an interview even before they reallysee your CV. A good word from someone on the inside is better than any professionally put-together CV.....
  • Recruitment rewards(Job Opportunities): job search
  • Post your CV: for recruiters to find you
  • Access to Scholarhsip, Bursaries and grants.
  • Volunteering opportunities: opportunity to give back to the community through mentorship etc.....
How much does it cost?
Student membership yearly subscription is .
How long is the membership term?
Membership term is one year from September 1 - August 31 of the following year.

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Who is eligible for Individual membership?
Working professionals and graduate students who majored in science, technology, engineering or mathematics who seek to fulfill AFBE-UK's mission via avenues for networking and professional development while giving back to the community.
AFBE-UK (attracts professionals from a diverse range of engineering ....)draws its membership from the full range of engineering disciplines including engineering managers, consultants, contractors, professional technology practitioners as well as engineers who have veered into other professions including banking, finance etc.
Individual Membership Benefits
  • Access a network of diverse engineers and scientists.
  • Discounted registration at events and conferences
  • Mentoring opportunities.
  • Post your CV free of charge for top Engineering companies to locate your
  • Search for job opportunities. Access to job postings....
  • CV submissions
How much does it cost?
Individual membership yearly subscription is .
How long is the membership term?
Membership term is one year from September 1 - August 31 of the following year.

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Who is eligible for Organisation membership?
For Businesses and organsiations with interest in diversity.
Organisation Membership Benefits
Benefits of being an organisation member include:
  • Brand advertising – Present your company as a brand that values the importance of diversity and inclusion. Your logo will be featured on the AFBE-UK website, all promotional literature, journals, newsletters, press releases, advertorials.
  • Brand association – Put your brand at the centre of a vanguard initiative. Brand association with AFBE-UK with a proven track record in committing to diversity in STEM will show audiences that you value the economic significance of a diverse workforce. Highlight your organisation’s best practice in diversity through employment in the event’s programme.
  • Networking opportunity – Exposure to an audience of industry, academic, educators and professional bodies during the event.
  • Unique PR opportunity – Showcase your organisation’s achievements and services to new audiences in our events programmes. Maximise on regional and national media coverage on diversity in engineering (and STEM?).
  • Exclusive rights to AFBE logo
  • Invitations to AFBE events....
  • Free membership for up to 10 eligible employees
  • Free job adverts - Reach thousands of job seekers with your job postings.
  • Free Member CV search - Find qualified STEM talent for work placements and job opportunities within you organisation.
  • Free event adverts - Promote your upcoming events to a diverse audience on our events page.
How much does it cost?
Organisation membership yearly subscription is based on the size and type of your organisation as follows: All subscriptions are inclusive of VAT.
How long is the membership term?
Membership term is one year from September 1 - August 31 of the following year.

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