The Trust submitted evidence to the Campaign for Science & Engineering’s (CaSE) Diversity Policy Review. The Trust was included in Recommendation 1 (page 6) in the Review – Careers Strategy and Retention.
Dr Katie Perry, the Trust’s Chief Executive, also produced a guest blog on the Trust’s work on diversity and inclusion for CaSE’s website.
The Trust was a named contributor to Women & Working All Party Parliamentary Group 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report made a number of recommendations relating to maternity pay, shared parental leave, returner programmes and best practice accreditation.
The Trust submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee enquiry into ‘Women in Scientific Careers’. Increased support for the Trust was recommended in Conclusion & Recommendation 28 (page 52) of the report.
The Trust also submitted verbal evidence.
The Trust produced a feasibility study, commissioned by BIS, to investigate a possible extension of the Trust’s Fellowship model to encourage more qualified engineers to return to an industrial engineering setting, having taken a career break, or transitioned into other roles or industries.
The Trust submitted written evidence to the Sir John Perkins’ Review of Engineering Skills, commissioned by BIS (BEIS). Increased support for the Trust was recommended in Recommendation 2 (page 3) of the Review.