Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP)
The Windsor Fellowship (WF) is excited to be partnering with the Royal Academy of Engineering to deliver the Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) 2021/22 aimed at addressing inequality in engineering.
About the Royal Academy of Engineering
The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. In collaboration with its Fellows and partners, it’s growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public.
Now in its 7th year, the Academy’s award-winning GEEP programme works with engineering undergraduates and recent graduates from socio-economically disadvantaged or Black, Asian or other ethnic minority backgrounds. To date, the programme has engaged 1020 students from 66 universities. It aims to increase the transition of engineering graduates, including women, from diverse backgrounds into engineering employment.
GEEP Partners commit to building a truly diverse engineering workforce across the UK. They are champions for equality, diversity and inclusion, not only through GEEP but in the policies, practice, outcomes, and advocacy embedded in their companies. This year’s Business Partners include: Rolls Royce; AECOM; Amey; The BBC; chapmanbdsp; Two Sigma; GSK; Slingshot Simulation; Johnson Matthey; TWI, BP and WSP.
GEEP also works with the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE-UK) and the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).
Working with the Royal Academy of Engineering and GEEP Partners, the WF will be drawing on our experience and skills to deliver the GEEP. The WF will support and run the planned activities – insight sessions, skills and competency workshops, mock assessment development centres and mentoring. Examples of areas of focus will be goal setting, completion of job application forms, networking skills, team working and presentation skills.
Benefits for GEEP Participants:
Access to engineering industry professionals and opportunities to widen your personal/ professional networks with others across a range of engineering fields
Developing key skills and competencies to enhance your personal and professional development and effectiveness through a selection of planned activities
Access to The Academy and WF resources to support your career development in engineering and improve your engineering employability
Becoming a part of the GEEP and WF Alumni
From a Black, Asian or other ethnic minority background, including women, young carers and those in receipt of a grant or bursary to support their education
Resident and studying engineering or a related discipline at a UK university in Year 2 and above OR be a recent engineering graduate interested in pursuing a career in engineering (with rights to work/live in the UK indefinitely)
Commitment - Your responsibilities:
Attend Insight Introductory Session
Prepare an Individual Personal and Professional
Attend relevant programme activities
Regularly communicate with the WF Student Liaison Officer and/ or meet your allocated engineering professional Mentor
Contribute to the promotion of GEEP in your university and local community
Participate in an ongoing evaluation of the programme
‘Engineer Explore’ virtual Insight Session on 16 March 2022
With the sharing by Prof. Colin McInnes and Engineers Amey, bp, GSK and WSP, the engineering undergraduates and postgraduates had the reflections on space technologies development and greater understanding of different available career options.
2-days Skills and Competency workshop plus networking
at Aston University 23-24 March 2022
Content covered presentation, networking, team building & task management skills; applications & interview Q&A and benefits of professional registration; followed by networking with our industry partners included Rolls Royce, AECOM, Amey, Slingshot Simulations, GSK, Johnson Matthey, TWI, National Grid and WSP.
2-days Skills and Competency workshop plus networking at Royal Academy of Engineering, London 20-21 April 2022
Our Facilitator Paul Toombs has gone through the presentation, networking, team building & task management skills; applications & interview Q&A with us; followed by the sharing by our guests from Engineering Council and Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE-UK).
Participating industry partners included Rolls Royce, AECOM, Amey, Slingshot Simulations, GSK, Johnson Matthey, TWI, National Grid and WSP. Participating industry partners includes bp, Two Sigma, chapmanbdsp, AECOM, Amey, Slingshot Simulations, TWI, Johnson Matthey, GSK , WSP and National Grid.
How to apply and next steps
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many ways businesses can engage with GEEP. Visit Business Partners for more information.