EAL is the specialist skills partner and awarding organisation for industry. We are committed to investing in the industries we serve and the careers of the people working within them. Through industry partnerships and years of experience supporting our core sectors, we have built unrivalled knowledge and understanding of employer skills needs. As a result, EAL’s skills solutions and qualifications are respected and chosen by employers to deliver real career benefits for all our learners.
Collaboration is the cornerstone of everything we do. Our long-term partnerships with employers, professional bodies and our parent organisation Enginuity help us offer qualifications and skills solutions that are fine-tuned for the needs of our sectors. For our learners, this delivers added value and underpins their careers in industry.
Through our External Quality Assurance Service, we work hand in hand with our recognised Centres to support the highest standards in training and qualifications delivery. For employers, this approach delivers a value-added service and assurance that their learners achieve the standards required by their industry. Our Centres can also rely on their dedicated EAL External Quality Assurer (EQA) as a trusted partner for expert support and guidance.
In the last ten years, 1.3 million people in the UK embarked on an EAL qualification in schools, academies, university technical colleges (UTCs), colleges, universities, private training facilities and workplaces across the UK. Many thousands more industry employees have benefited from bespoke EAL solutions designed for companies to credit the achievements of their employees.
Our industry expertise, coupled with our commitment to quality and unrivalled service levels, means thousands of employers – from blue-chip, household names to small and micro companies – opt to use EAL services to develop the skills of their employees.
EAL is part of Enginuity – the Enginuity Group which is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for engineering skills for the future of the UK's most advanced sectors.
What we do
Diversity and Inclusion
We strive to be an inclusive place to work for all our colleagues and we want everyone to feel valued and that they can be themselves at work.
We recognise that when people are comfortable at work, they will perform at their best and provide the very best service to our internal and external customers.
We understand the benefits of having a diverse workforce and aim to embed equality, diversity and inclusion in all of our activities.
Our Aims Are That:
- We create an inclusive and respectful working environment where everybody feels valued, treated fairly, safe, comfortable being themselves at work and like they belong.
- All of our colleagues understand the importance of diversity and inclusion, role model inclusivity and our leaders challenge the status quo, ensuring everyone has a great employee experience.
- We attract and develop people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse skills to help us deliver our business plan, serve our customers and innovate for the future of the sector and we are recognised by the Engineering sector as leading in inclusive practices.
Our 3-year Inclusion Strategy Focuses on:
Culture and Leadership:
Ensuring our policies, procedures and practices enable an inclusive culture where people can maximise their potential and thrive. This includes colleague education, awareness and leadership training.
Ensuring our recruitment and selection approach is inclusive, removing barriers and attracting diverse talent. This includes looking at where we advertise, the methods we use to recruit and ensuring our recruiting managers are training in inclusive hiring.
Seeking to minimise bias when developing our products and delivering to customers.
Collaboration and Influence:
Sharing best practice within the sector, influencing others to be inclusive and sharing our progress and D&I journey to support others.
|We are excited to be working with The Clear Company using their Clear Assured accreditation standard as our framework for action. This framework will direct and measure progress as we move along our inclusion journey, supporting us to ensure we create long term culture change and impact.|
|We’re pleased to be a Disability Confident Committed Employer and are working towards becoming a Disability Confident Employer by ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible, anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required and supporting existing employees who acquire a disability by making reasonable adjustments.|
|In 2021, we’re proud to have made a commitment to become a Menopause Friendly employer and will be introducing menopause awareness, guidance and support to our colleagues across the Enginuity Group.|
|We’re also members of Tech Talent Charter (TTC), supporting the UK tech sector to drive change and improve inclusivity.|
Who we work with
EAL works closely with professional institutes and industry bodies in the sectors we serve to ensure we are providing the best possible qualifications for learners and employers in the UK. Our industry partnerships, amongst others, include: