Equality and Inclusivity Training – One to One Support for SMEs

It is a known fact that there is a significant underrepresentation of women in the engineering sector, which acts as a disadvantage from a moral, economic and a business point of view. In a study conducted by McKinsey & Company, it was seen that companies in the top 25th percentile for gender diversity on their executive teams were 15% more likely to experience above-average profits, and more recent data shows that likelihood has grown to 21%.

We understand, however, that finding the resources and support to instigate this positive change for small and medium sized employers (SMEs) can be a challenge, which in turn can hold them back from reaping the many benefits of having a more diverse workforce.

Scottish Engineering has partnered with EQUATE Scotland to offer Free-of-Charge One to One sessions with private sector SMEs, to help develop/review inclusive policies and positive actions measures into their organisations.

This will consist of bespoke training, which can include:

• Developing gender equality strategies

• Gathering relevant equalities data and feedback from staff

• Designing and implementing appropriate and evidence based positive action measures

• Creating bystander interventions/knowledge exchange internally to ensure that inequalities, sexism and bigotry of any kind are challenged and ultimately eradicated by staff across the organization, creating a culture of inclusion.

For convenience and accessibility, we are happy to host this training onsite at the employers location, or at the Scottish Engineering office.

Deadline for applications for these support sessions is Friday 24th January 2020.

We invite employers to get in touch to arrange a training session, please contact NaziyahMahmood@scottishengineering.org.uk

We also welcome organisations who are interested in getting involved within a venue hosting capacity to get in touch! We look forward to hearing from you, and to seeing a fairer and more inclusive engineering sector in Scotland!