Civil engineering has progressed in terms of gender equality, but still has some way to go.
Women make up 51% of the UK working age population, yet account for just 8% of professional engineers.
A review of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Diversity Programme (2011-2016), released early June, found the long-standing issue will need to be addressed in light of a looming skills shortage.
Estimates on how many extra engineers will be needed by 2022 range from 500,000 to 1.8M. Either way, this will roughly equate to a doubling of the number of graduates and apprentices coming out of universities.
Ahead of National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, New Civil Engineer has created a survey to explore industry attitudes towards gender equality.
To take the survey, click here. General findings from the survey will be published, but individual responses will remain anonymous.