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Civils firms have been urged to ensure they are not driving away valuable skilled workers after an NCE poll exposed the hostility often felt by gay engineers.
The number of girls taking A-levels in subjects core to engineering careers is growing faster than the volume of boys doing so, according to NCE analysis of official figures.
Engineering employers should look further afield for work experience candidates and use the process to bring a diverse range of people into the industry, according to the Royal Academy of Engineering.
The results of an NCE survey into attitudes towards lesbian, gay and bisexual engineers show that homophobia and discrimination continue to be problems for the sector. Rakesh Ramchurn takes an in-depth look at the findings of the Attitudes in Construction survey.
Taking positives from defeat was the sporting theme of last weekend. First England’s rugby team took positives from running the seemingly unbeatable All Blacks close in New Zealand. Then Roy Hodgson’s youthful England took positives from giving experienced Italy a good run for their money in their opening World Cup game in Brazil.
Massively apathetic is how I would describe the response to my Comment of 20 March, exhorting action to tackle the scandalous lack of women in our profession.