Both companies will present at Conway Hall in Holborn on 3 November 🚗

BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY

In an important moment for LGBTQI visibility in the workplace, McLaren Racing and Avanti West Coast are collaborating to improve job prospects for LGBTQI people. The project is coordinated by EqualEngineers, an enterprise that connects inclusive employers with diverse talent in engineering and technology, and each company will showcase their work on 3 November at Holborn’s Conway Hall.

Specifically targeting those from ethnic minorities, LGBTQI, neurodiverse and disabled backgrounds, EqualEngineers champions diversity in engineering in technology. Founder and managing director Dr Mark McBride-Wright states: “We believe that it is time for a focussed effort on diverse talent in engineering and technology. A major step in the right direction is to bring diverse candidates under one roof and you can come along to Conway Hall on 3 November to find out about apprenticeships, placements, internships, graduate and returnship opportunities from engineering and technology employers”.

“You might already be looking for opportunities when you finish school, college or university. Perhaps you’re already in a career and looking for a change or maybe you’re simply considering a role in engineering or technology. Whatever the case, this careers fair will give you the opportunity to speak with organisations looking to recruit talent just like you”, he continues.

With Pride in Stem reporting that 28% of LGBTQI people have considered leaving their jobs on account of a hostile workplace, the work of EqualEngineers couldn’t be more important. Chief people officer at McLaren Racing, Daniel Gallo, states: “McLaren Racing is delighted to be partnering with EqualEngineers as part of our wider strategic alliance, McLaren Racing Engage. Recruiting a diverse workforce is critical for the attraction and retention of talent, and creating an inclusive culture is equally important so that everyone can thrive and reach their full potential.

Interested? The event is free to enter. Why not register your attendance here, or browse current job opportunities via EqualEngineers here? To keep up with EqualEngineers and their work, follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

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