Serica Energy Becomes AFBE UK Scotland’s Latest Partner


AFBE-UK Scotland has announced a new partnership with Serica Energy.  Aberdeen-based AFBE-UK Scotland supports all young people, particularly those from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds, with career aspirations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).   Serica Energy is the latest company to join AFBE-UK, a platform for sharing ideas and supporting diversity and inclusion strategies.  Serica Energy is … Read More

AFBE UK and Norwell Edge Roll Out Interactive STEM Virtual Game for School Pupils in Scotland

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The Association for Black and Ethnic Minority Engineers (AFBE) Scotland and leading energy e-learning firm Norwell EDGE have joined forces to launch a digital gaming experience for primary and secondary school children in a bid to shine a light on the unexpected heroes in engineering – especially those from a black or minority ethnic (BME) background. Dr Urenna Adegbotolu, the … Read More

NextGen Coding Club


AFBE-UK, which promotes diversity and inclusion and specifically encourages the pursuit of careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, has already hosted its first club activities – but a programme of events is scheduled for throughout 2021. The Scottish arm of the Association For Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers, AFBE UK Scotland, has introduced a NextGen Coding … Read More

Leonardo and Wood join forces with AFBE-UK Scotland


AFBE-UK Scotland, an organisation that encourages greater diversity and inclusion in the energy and engineering sectors, has announced that two UK engineering giants have signed up as corporate members. Leonardo is one of the UK’s largest advanced engineering companies, as well as one of the biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to the Ministry of Defence. Wood is a … Read More

Men as change agents series: Ollie Folayan


Let’s adopt Ubuntu: Dr Ollie Folayan, Chair of AFBE-UK Scotland and Principal Process Engineering Consultant, outlines how workplace culture is key to achieving gender balance for the AXIS Network’s Men As Change Agents series. Two ideas were reinforced when I attended a very memorable diversity and inclusion lunch sponsored by the AXIS Network in September. No underrepresented group is homogenous. … Read More

IET Diversity and inclusion event


Our chair @OllieFolayan74 will be a speaker and panellist at @TheIET Engineering #Diversity & #Inclusion event in Glasgow on November 7. We’re delighted to be involved in this gathering! #engineering #Glasgow #



Thanks to the energy professionals who give up their time to support the engineers of the future. Our next NextGen event takes place at Aberdeen’s Heathryburn School on November 7.#NextGen #Engineering #energy

Spirit Energy joins AFBE-UK Scotland


Social enterprise AFBE-UK Scotland has announced energy operator Spirit Energy has signed up as a corporate partner. Headquartered in the UK, Spirit Energy is one of Europe’s top independent oil and gas operators and employs more than 700 people across four countries. Joy Egborge Co-Chair of Spirit Energy’s Ethnicity Committee said: “The decision to become a corporate member of AFBE-UK Scotland reflects Spirit Energy’s … Read More

The least important thing


I attended an award ceremony some months ago aimed at celebrating diversity in engineering. As chair of the Scottish arm of the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE-UK), I and my colleagues spend many hours volunteering in schools and universities and we urge leaders and businesses to utilise the vast array of talent that exists among so called … Read More

CNR International announced as main sponsor of AFBE-UK Scotland’s NextGen programme

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AFBE-UK Scotland is absolutely delighted to announce that CNR International has recently become the major sponsor of AFBE-UK Scotland’s NextGen programme. CNR International is supporting AFBE-UK to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers. CNR International recently launched an equality, … Read More