The Royal Academy of Engineering (the Academy) has commissioned WISE to quantify the gender pay gap for engineers in the UK, identify the underlying causes and recommend effective solutions. This research project is a key element of the Academy’s diversity and inclusion strategy, which aligns closely with WISE’s core purpose of achieving gender balance in science, technology and engineering.
Through this research, we aim to:-
- build the first dataset of quantified data specific to engineering roles
- look at the underlying reasons which lead to a gender pay gap in engineering
- make practical recommendations and an action plan on how the gap can be closed
We are currently seeking participants in the research which will underpin this project and we would love for your company to be involved. The research has two elements, quantitative and qualitative.
We are looking for companies willing to provide a sub-set of their gender pay gap data for people employed in engineering roles.
Deadline for submission – 30th June 2019
We will use this data to calculate and analyse the gender pay gap for engineers, comparing the situation for engineers in different sectors.
We are looking for individuals from your organisations which employ engineers to join a focus group to discuss their personal and professional experiences.
There will be one focus group, held in central London, for each of the following groups of professionals:
- 26 June 2019 (AM): HR / Reward representatives
- 26 June 2019 (PM): Female engineers
- 02 July 2019 (AM): Male engineers
- 02 July 2019 (PM): Diversity & Inclusion representatives (either in a full-time role or as sponsors of D&I for your company)
Why get involved?
By signing up to participate in this key research project, you can:-
- participate in a project that will be the first to deliver evidence and narrative on the engineering gender pay gap.
- be part of the first collectively developed action plan to close the gender pay gap in engineering
- lead on positive change through a serious research project which will establish engineering as a modern, forward-thinking employment sector.
- Contribute towards genuine and sustainable change
Be part of the change we need to make engineering a sector where everybody, whatever their gender, can make the best use of their abilities and contribute to making UK engineering an even more profitable, prestigious sector!
The list of occupations considered to be within the scope of engineering for this project is based on the common definition agreed by the Academy, EngineeringUK and the Engineering Council. A copy of the list is available here (from page 6).
For more information on the research and to get involved, please email Stephen Howse, WISE Research Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For background reading on the causes of the engineering gender pay gap, please read the Engineering Gender Pay Gap literature review produced as part of this project.