Diversity in Engineering Finalists 2023
Sponsored by Preformed Windings
Hidrostal: Incorporating Avonmouth Engineering Services, Bedford Pumps & Hidrostal
At Hidrostal GB, ED&I is embedded into our culture. From recruitment to career development, alongside everyday life at work, we ensure that our employees feel supported, valued and accommodated whatever their individual needs. We are part of the UK Home Office sponsorship scheme and have a strong focus on wellbeing with EAP Programmes, MHFAiders and Wellness rooms onsite. Our Diversity & Equal Opportunities policy has been adopted by the AEMT as a blueprint for others.
Jacobs and upReach Engineering Springboard
In 2021, Jacobs and upReach joined forces with a common goal: fostering diversity in the engineering sector by enabling talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to access quality graduate positions. Over our two-year collaboration, we've assisted 60+ undergraduate students through upReach's Engineering Springboard program, providing mentorship, internships, and broader support. Our pioneering partnership has shed light on industry inequalities, marking a significant milestone in engineering diversity efforts.
Through its premium membership with Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), Sulzer is striving to meet best practices in equality, diversity and inclusion in fields where women are traditionally underrepresented. The Community and Social Team is driving “Gender Agenda” to increase female hires by at least 1% each year and reach a minimum of 15% female representation in executive roles within five years. Sulzer has also introduced a pay and progression matrix, which linked pay rates to skills and competencies ensuring equity and removing subjectivity and potential for bias.