In 2019 the Royal Academy of Engineering (the Academy) commissioned WISE to quantify the gender pay gap for engineers in the UK, identify the underlying causes and recommend effective solutions. This research 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.
We are delighted to share the final report, which combines an analysis of 43,000 engineers’ pay data with findings from focus groups of engineers to deliver an evidence-based action plan to close the gender pay gap for engineers.
The final report includes:-
- A calculation of the size of the gender pay gap for engineers;
- An explanation of what determines an engineer’s pay;
- The causes of the gender pay gap for engineers;
- Actions which will close the gender pay gap, with suggestions for HR/reward specialists, line managers, CEOs/boards and female engineers.
We are keen to ensure as many organisations as possible are able to learn from the findings in the research, so later this year WISE will hold a Knowledge Sharing Event (KSE) for those who want to understand their own pay gaps and work to close them. Please contact Clair Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your initial interest and to be the first to find out more.
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