Ambition and values

EngineeringUK was formed in 2002 as The Engineering and Technology Board, a charity established to promote engineers, engineering and technology by raising public awareness.

Our Ambition

To inspire tomorrow’s engineers and increase the talent pipeline into engineering.

Our Strategy

Our strategy for 2018-23 has three core elements that build on our work to date. Over the next 5 years we aim to:

  • Inform and inspire the next generation of engineers, working with key partners to inspire a diverse range of young people and their influencers, with the exciting career opportunities in modern engineering. We will highlight its value to society, as well as revealing the full range of academic and vocational career pathways into engineering.
  • Become the recognised, trusted voice and thought leader by government, employers and professional institutions on the engineering labour market, talent pipeline and best approaches to engage young people.
  • Broaden and sustain the impact of engagement activity by improving employer-led engineering focused STEM engagement activity, working with partners to help simplify the STEM landscape for schools, and ensuring that underrepresented and hard to reach groups are included.

Our Vision

That the UK should be a place where the value of engineering is understood and appreciated and where the career opportunities for individuals within engineering are evident whether he/she is still at school or preparing to re-skill in later life.

Our Values

We are guided by a series of values that we apply to all our activity.

We are insightful and open and honest with our insight so that everything we do to inspire young people into engineering is based on clear and up-to-date evidence, gained by listening to and learning from our community.

We are courageous and dynamic in the development, piloting and promotion of ideas and activities which can help us all to inspire tomorrow’s engineers and increase the talent pipeline for engineering.

We are passionate about inspiring a new generation of engineers and making a positive difference to young people’s lives.

We are inclusive, with partnership and collaboration at the heart of what we do. We are determined to reach those people who are under-represented in modern engineering.