One to One Support for SMEs *Now Online*
During these uncertain times, many of us are now having to work from home, and as such the thought of missing out on work and training can be quite unnerving.
It was originally planned that the free of charge One to One Support Sessions, as part of the Inclusive Engineering Programme at Scottish Engineering, would be delivered face-to-face at the company locations. However, due to current circumstances, these sessions will now be moved to an online platform.
While many of us are self-isolating, we can still utilize our time to work on our professional skill sets and development, and still contribute to the bigger picture of creating a more diverse and equal engineering sector in Scotland.
Below are some details as advertised before, with the new amendments. We welcome those from engineering SME companies to sign up for a One to One session. Spaces are very limited so we recommend applying soon.
It is a known fact that there is a significant underrepresentation of women in the engineering sector, which acts as a disadvantage from a moral, economic and a business point of view. In a study conducted by McKinsey & Company, it was seen that companies in the top 25th percentile for gender diversity on their executive teams were 15% more likely to experience above-average profits, and more recent data shows that likelihood has grown to 21%.
We understand, however, that finding the resources and support to instigate this positive change for small and medium sized employers (SMEs) can be a challenge, which in turn can hold them back from reaping the many benefits of having a more diverse workforce.
Scottish Engineering are offering Free-of-Charge One to One sessions with SMEs, to help develop/review inclusive policies and positive actions measures into their organisations. The programme has been funded by the Workplace Equality Fund, who support organisations to work to promote and develop more inclusive and diverse workplaces, so that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
This will consist of an online session, between 1-2 hours long, of bespoke training, which can include:
- Developing gender equality strategies
- Gathering relevant equalities data and feedback from staff
- Designing and implementing appropriate and evidence based positive action measures
- Creating bystander interventions/knowledge exchange internally to ensure that inequalities, sexism and bigotry of any kind are challenged and ultimately eradicated by staff across the organization, creating a culture of inclusion.
Space are limited, so please apply soon to avoid disappointment.
To sign up, please contact NaziyahMahmood@scottishengineering.org.uk
We look forward to hearing from you, and to seeing a fairer and more inclusive engineering sector in Scotland!