The Institution values diversity and the perspectives people from different backgrounds bring to their work and to the engineering profession. 

We are working with other professional bodies and our members to identify and remove barriers to anyone becoming a structural engineer and fulfilling their career ambitions. We encourage all with an interest in structural engineering to engage with us in making this an inclusive engineering profession

Everyone at the Institution has a role to play in ensuring individuals are valued, treated with dignity and respect. We have established a Diversity and Inclusion Task Group, to identify actions which will help us to move forward in fully supporting and involving the diverse membership we already have, and address under-representation.

Some of the actions identified are

-    To better understand our membership diversity and how this is changing
-    To refresh and improve career progression advice for all the pathways available
-    To develop and share profiles of engineers, which reflect the diversity of our members and the variety of career routes
-    To support employers in understanding the various routes into the industry
-    To consider how we support career-break returners more effectively

To guide us on our journey, we embrace the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Progression Framework, and will work with our members and collaborators in different countries to see that the best support for enabling and supporting a diverse profession is available, relevant to their context. 

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