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Is our industry sexist? Take our survey and help us find out

Is our industry sexist?

Engineering Equality

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.


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