Allianz Engineering Inspection Services (AEIS) has today announced that it is launching a brand new, inclusive scheme to help engineering surveyors return to work after time out.
Partnering with STEM Returners, Allianz is launching the programme allowing candidates to be re-integrated into an inclusive environment upon their return to work.
STEM Returners will source candidates from their population of experienced professionals who are attempting to return to work, more than half (51%) of which are female and 38% from black and minority ethnic groups.
Natalie Desty, director of STEM Returners said: “We are delighted to be working with Allianz Insurance to return highly skilled people back into the industry they love. There is a known shortage of skills across STEM industries, and we know that people who have had a career break are faced with an uphill task in getting back into the profession.
“Only by partnering with industry leaders like Allianz, will we make vital changes in STEM recruitment practices, to help those who are finding it challenging to return to the sector and improve diversity and inclusion.”
Martin Ball, head of inspections at Allianz Engineering Inspections Services said: “This is a fantastic scheme that defines our inclusivity within not just the inspections business, but the wider company.
“We are very proud at Allianz for our inclusivity, especially for me in the inspections business, where we have been awarded the silver accreditation from the Ministry of Defence for our committed support to armed forces personnel.
“And now, to team up with STEM Returners to provide a platform for those who want to come back into this great industry, only amplifies our commitment.”