Taylor Hopkinson teams with AFBE-UK Scotland to support young people into STEM careers

Taylor Hopkinson is among five new partners of the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers Scotland.
Ollie Folayan, chair of AFBE-UK Scotland, welcomed leading renewables recruitment consultants Taylor Hopkinson as new members of the Association of Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers Scotland.
Ollie Folayan, Chair of AFBE-UK Scotland

Taylor Hopkinson is proud to become a partner of the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE-UK) Scotland, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting young people into STEM careers.

Alongside GKN Aerospace, Johnson Matthey, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and Worley, we’re the latest to join forces with AFBE-UK Scotland, which has supported thousands of young people since it was launched in 2011.

The Aberdeen-based organisation runs a suite of mentoring schemes to promote STEM careers to young people, with a particular focus on supporting those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. Its mentoring schemes including schools programme NextGen, where industry leaders and professionals give advice to pupils through entertaining events, and Real Projects, in which industry professionals share their knowledge and expertise through seminars. It also runs Transition, which sees industry leaders help aspiring engineers enter the job market.

“We are proud to enter into this partnership with AFBE-UK Scotland that further supports our commitment to enabling a diverse, highly-skilled renewables workforce,” says our CEO, Tom Hopkinson. “To be truly successful, the renewables industry must increasingly reflect the society it serves as it expands, and the signposts and pathways into it must be made clear for anyone to follow.”

“We are delighted to have a number of first-rate organisations join us in our efforts to create the right environment for opportunities for all,” says Dr Ollie Folayan, chair of AFBE-UK Scotland. “We look forward to engaging with our new members and supporting their diversity and inclusion journey.”

AFBE-UK Scotland is part of London-based AFBE-UK, which was established in 2007. AFBE-UK is due to hold AFBE Live 2022, a one-day conference where leading UK engineers, managers and CEOs will showcase innovation and insights across the engineering and STEM industries. It runs at the IET London: Savoy Palace on Friday 22 April – sign up here.

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