The drive to create greater inclusivity within the engineering sector is sometimes overlooked as professionals keep pace with the demands of new processes and the need to innovate.
Awareness days serve as a timely reminder that a diverse range of voices will help enhance engineering practices across the board. International Men’s Day, while perhaps not the most obvious of equality and diversity markers, is an important part of that mix. This year, its focus is on highlighting positive role models, while seeking to improve relationships and promote gender equality not only for men but for women too.
Graduate schemes provide one opportunity to create those role models and offer up opportunities for men and women from a range of backgrounds to interact, work together and share experiences and learning. Done right, these graduate schemes can help to shape and demonstrate the mixed and diverse workforce that every organisation should aspire to.