2 minute read - 19th January 2024
Tomorrow’s Engineers Code workforce diversity programme hits milestone
The Tomorrow’s Engineers Code has reached an important milestone, with the community now having over 300 members dedicated to increasing the diversity and number of young people entering engineering and technology careers.
United by this common goal, the collaborative community has expanded to include organisations of all sizes from across the engineering and technology sectors, as well as government departments, charities and STEM delivery providers. Aiming to collectively improve their engineering outreach programmes for young people, members share knowledge and best practice and commit to four pledges to shape their engagement activities and strategy.
Signatories of The Code include Renishaw, Equinor, Hydraulics Online, Ørsted, Sellafield, Siemens, The Met Office and Wessex Water. Professional engineering institutions are also well represented among signatories including the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Cat Stuman, senior code manager at EngineeringUK – the organisation that manages The Tomorrow’s Engineers Code, said: “We’re delighted that, in just over three years, The Code has grown to over 300 members. While there is already a lot of great work being done to inspire the next generation into engineering and technology, the workforce and skills shortage isn’t something that can be solved by any one organisation on its own.
“The Code aims to drive collaboration and grow the collective impact of engineering and tech inspiration and careers activities for young people. We’re proud of what the community has achieved so far and look forward to welcoming even more members over the coming year as we strive to deliver a joined-up approach to drive change at scale.”
Organisations joining The Code believe in working together to inspire the next generation. Renishaw, a global engineering technology group that creates high precision technology for metrology and healthcare, is a signatory of The Code.
Rebecca Bound, early careers STEM outreach officer at Renishaw, said: “Being a part of The Tomorrow’s Engineers Code gives Renishaw the opportunity to be a part of a flagship community that works collaboratively to influence and inspire more young people into engineering careers. As a world leading supplier of measuring systems and manufacturing systems our business is striving to attract more diversity into our early careers talent pipeline and The Code is helping us to build and develop our outreach programmes to engage further with underrepresented groups. The Code community also shares best practice and further understanding around the key challenges that we face in meeting our goals.”