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Competition to win places on EqualEngineers Training Programme for underrepresen


14thJune 2019

Competition to win places on EqualEngineers Training Programme for underrepresented groups in engineering and technology

EqualEngineers will launch the Set for Success Training Programme next month and it is now launching a competition to give away two free places on the programme (each worth £3000). 

The Set for Success programme is for people working in engineering and technology from underrepresented groups (women, LGBT+, BAME, disabled), or for individuals who are looking to build their confidence and increase resilience.

Through a series of impactful workshops, EqualEngineers will nurture the development of your leadership capabilities which will enable you to take the next step in your engineering career.

Topics include:

  • Perception & self-awareness
  • Understanding self & others
  • Managing stress & resilience exercises
  • Introduction to unconscious bias
  • Exploring difference & one's own identity
  • Learn how to challenge stigma & lead with difference
  • Positive mental health & wellbeing
  • Inspirational speakers & role model case studies
  • Site tour (subject to confirmation)
  • Peer-mentoring programme
  • Online community hub

EqualEngineers will maintain an alumni-style group for maintaining contact between cohorts, and to build-up a community of professionals who can give back to future attendees.

EqualEngineers is giving away two places on the programme (each worth £3000). Put yourself forward, or send to someone you know to nominate themselves who you believe would benefit from the themes explored.

More info on the course, which runs from July to November 2019, is available here:

To enter, complete the form at the following link: 

Dr Mark McBride-Wright, EqualEngineers founder says:

"I am delighted to be offering a training course which I believe will really help bring some cohesion to the training offerings available.

"Culture programmes promoting inclusion take time to become embedded in organisations, and in the interim existing employees can be left feeling disengaged.

"This programme puts the attendees at the heart of it, and will build a community of engineers from different organisations sharing their unique perspectives to cross-learn from one another.

"I'm confident we are steering engineering and technology to becoming truly inclusive industries."

Successful applicants will be notified by 5pm on Friday 28thJune 2019.

There are limited places remaining on the course for purchase.

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Interviews with Mark and exclusive thought pieces available for publication - contact Mark on or 07877089036.

Places for the course can be booked by

Notes to Editors

About EqualEngineers

EqualEngineers was set up to make the Engineering & Technology sectors more diverse and inclusive.  Their belief is that the sector lacks in diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups, which is proven to increase performance, growth and innovation, as well as improve health, safety and wellbeing. EqualEngineers provides a solution to this through training, consultancy, recruitment, media and events.

About Dr Mark McBride-Wright CEng MIChemE

Mark McBride-Wright, PhD, CEng, IChemE is a recognised diversity and inclusion leader. He is Founder and Managing Director of EqualEngineers, a company focused on connecting inclusive employers with diverse talent in the engineering and technology sectors and offering a wide array of D&I consultancy services alongside annual careers fairs and networking events. He is also Chair and Co-Founder of InterEngineering, a non-profit industry body that connects, informs and empowers LGBT+ engineers and supporters with a membership of over 1,000 engineers across 4 regional groups across the UK. Mark is Founding Member of the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group for the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), External Advisor to the Metropolitan Police, sitting on their Strategic Inclusion Diversity & Equality (STRIDE) Board, Diversity Board Member for the University of Kent, and Advisory Member to the Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

In recognition of his diversity work, Mark won the coveted 'Corporate Rising Star' award at the 2016 British LGBT Awards and was ranked #2 in the 2015 Financial Times Future LGBT Leaders list (#6 in 2016). In addition, he was 'Highly Commended' at the Inclusive Networks Awards (2015), shortlisted for the 'Corporate Equality Award' by PinkNews (2016), and is a regular speaker at the London Business School. He has worked with many Fortune 50 companies on D&I programs and talent engagement strategies and has also authored a white paper for the UK Government on tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in engineering. Mark is a Chartered Engineer (IChemE) by training with a focus on health and safety, having worked at KBR Inc (2013-2017) and ERM (2012-2013) before pursuing his work in diversity. He also holds a doctorate (PhD) in chemical engineering at Imperial College London (2009-2013).

Awards & Accolades

  • Winner 2016 "Corporate Rising Star" British LGBT Awards
  • #2 in 2015 Financial Times Future LGBT Leaders list (#6 2016)
  • Shortlisted, "Young Chemical Engineer in Industry", 2016 IChemE Global Awards
  • InterEngineering, "Highly Commended" at 2015 Inclusive Networks Awards
  • InterEngineering, Shortlisted for "LGBT Community Group of the Year", 2016 National Diversity Awards
  • InterEngineering, Shortlisted "Corporate Equality Award", 2016 PinkNews Awards