AFBE- UK

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COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH –


AFBE-UK promotes higher achievements in education and engineering particularly among people from black and minority ethnicity (BME) backgrounds. The proportion of UK citizens from ethnic minority communities is projected to reach between 20 and 30 percent by 2050. The UK has a long standing history of engineering achievement. However, the UK engineering sector is currently experiencing a shortage of skilled professionals. Only 6% of UK engineers are from BME backgrounds, although an average of 21% of engineering university graduates are from BME backgrounds. AFBE-UK works to increase the number of ethnic minority people who pursue a career within the engineering industry. They promote diversity through programmes and activities which are led by exceptional professionals in the Engineering industry, and are designed to bring about meaningful change, sustainable growth and a lasting positive impact to the UK.


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