Investiture of Dr. Ollie Folayan Co-founder AFBE


A Royal Handshake đź‘‘ Our very own co-founder, Dr Ollie Folayan MBE was formally invested with the honors of MBE. We are so happy to see members of our community excel, it gives validation to the work we do. Congratulations, Dr. Ollie Folayan MBE! You’ve worked hard for so many years to uplift others, so this award is a well-deserved … Read More

AFBE Gala & Awards 2023


About this Event The AFBE-UK Gala & Awards Night celebrates the growing diversity of the engineering landscape and the contributions of companies and individuals to the industry. Entries are open to all individuals and UK-registered companies within the engineering sector. Bringing an unmatched level of recognition in front of industry peers, the awards provide companies and individuals with a springboard … Read More

AFBE UK Partners with BP on Diversity and Inclusion Agreement


AFBE Uk is excited to announce a partnership with a world-leading organization BP, we will work closely with BP to support its diversity and inclusion approach with a particular focus on its recruitment strategy and progression of ethnic minority staff into leadership positions.  Ollie Folayan, co-founder of AFBE-UK said: “It is an honour for AFBE-UK to have entered into a … Read More

AFBE-UK Scotland and Leonardo I&D Partnership


Leonardo became the first aerospace defence company in the UK to enter into a partnership with AFBE-UK. Over the past 18 months, this collaboration has developed through several dynamic initiatives.  In this Q&A, Folayo Osekita, Head of Airborne Communications at Leonardo and the Chair of their first Ethnicity Network, describes Leonardo’s journey and outlines AFBE-UK’s valued contribution. Folayo, can you share how … Read More

Diversity and inclusion success for AFBE-UK Scotland’s new Transcend programme


Diversity and inclusion organisation AFBE-UK Scotland has successfully run its first senior leadership programme to help ethnic minority professionals progress into leadership roles. The virtual programme ran for 10 weeks from April to July and was delivered through a series of sessions aimed at unearthing the barriers to career progression and charting a path into leadership. The sessions delivered covered … Read More

NMIS Careers in Manufacturing


Pivoting to the Manufacturing sector About this event With only 8% of working adults from underrepresented groups taking up careers in engineering, we have teamed up with the Association for Black and Ethnic minority Engineers (AFBE-UK) and Equate Scotland to develop a programme that can help tackle this under-representation and attract and support young people to explore a career in … Read More

Wood’s Craig Shanaghey appointed to AFBE-UK advisory board


AFBE-UK has appointed an energy industry leader to its advisory board. Craig Shanaghey, President of Operations Services for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) at global consulting and engineering firm Wood, becomes the tenth member of the AFBE-UK advisory board. Craig is also chair of OGUK’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Group, and is a member of the Energy Leaders’ Coalition, a … Read More

Chemical Engineering and the Energy Transition

Events, NextGen

How Chemical Engineers are contributing to the energy transition The design and operations of processes that produce and/or utilize energy are fundamental aspects of chemical engineering but with the move towards cleaner energy sources how will the role of chemical engineers evolve? In this talk Dr Ollie Folayan will discuss the ways in which chemical engineers are offering solutions to … Read More

AFBE’s Next Big Idea Pitching Competition

Events, News

Do you have an idea that you’d like to take to the next level? Then AFBE’s Next Big Idea pitching competition is for you! Submit your idea by February 14, 2022 and you could win prizes and mentorship sponsored by RS components and more! The competition will take place in person on 22nd April 2022 at the IET Savoy Place … Read More

NMIS Careers in Manufacturing


Transitioning to the Manufacturing Industry Picture this You have the opportunity to work for a company like Diageo or Scottish Power and the Scottish government pays your wages for six months while you learn to use your transferable skills in a new sector. Exciting isn’t it? AFBE-UK Scotland is partnering with two fantastic organisations, the National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland … Read More