This survey forms part of a project by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Women's Engineering Society to better understand the career experiences of engineers.  

The survey explores the current roles, career history, job satisfaction, workplace culture, and ambitions of engineers. To enable comparison of responses and the survey also collects information about you and your personal circumstances. These are anonymised and will not be passed on to anyone.

We would like to attract as many engineers as possible to complete the survey so at the end of the survey we will ask you to pass on the survey link to colleagues and friends and encourage them to complete the survey.

The survey will take about 15 minutes for you to complete.

Questions marked with an asterisk require an answer.


This is a UK-based survey for people who are engineers, working in an engineering-related role or on an engineering project. By engineering we mean any engineering discipline including: civil/structural, electrical/electronic, mechanical, chemical, process, software/computing, aeronautical, automotive, rail, environmental as well as technicians, project managers and students with engineering work experience.

Confidentiality and data protection

To assure respondents of the confidentiality of the survey, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Women's Engineering Society has commissioned Katalytik Limited (www.katalytik.com) to conduct the survey on their behalf.  Neither the Royal Academy of Engineering nor the Women's Engineering Society will see individual responses and no individual completing the survey will be identified.  The anonymous survey data will be held securely for seven years.

The data collected will be analysed by Katalytik Limited to understand the demographics of the UK engineering community, the career history of engineers and their career plans, and where and how engineers work in the UK.  Results of the analysis will be published. The data will also be used by the Royal Academy of Engineering to aid the development of the next stage of their diversity and inclusion programme and by the Women’s Engineering Society to improve the services the support they offer. To read Katalytik Limited's privacy policy click here (opens in a new page)

Proceeding with the survey will be taken as your agreement to take part in this survey and for the data you provide to be used for the purposes specified above.

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* 1. Do you agree that the data you provide can be used for the purposes specified above?