Corporate members play a fundamental part in the collective drive to raise the profile of UK engineering with young people and their influencers and address some of the challenges of the STEM skills pipeline.
The corporate members of EngineeringUK are part of a network that works together to inspire tomorrow’s engineers in ways that broaden the reach and sustain the impact of engagement activity. As part of this network, they also benefit from insight and analysis together with strategic support and advice, backed up by a regular communications programme and profiling opportunities.
Collaboration and collective purpose
If the engineering community is to succeed in attracting the diverse range of young people into engineering the profession needs, working together to reach those young people in ways that work best for them is key. Corporate membership of EngineeringUK includes a place on our Business & Industry Panel and provides opportunities to:
- Share knowledge, learning and best practice through a programme of events and an online platform
- Broaden and sustain the impact of engagement activity and promote targeted, best practice interventions
- Contribute to the strategic direction of EngineeringUK
- Discuss UK STEM skills at a strategic level and engage with policy makers
- Hear about some of the key topics which have an impact on business today through our Engineering Connections event series
- Participate in a rolling programme of policy infl uencing events, such as parliamentary receptions and policy discussion events with key political stakeholders.
Insight and analysis
A shared understanding of the engineering labour market and talent pipeline, coupled with a detailed understanding of what works, what doesn’t and why, is critical to inspiring tomorrow’s engineers. Building on the detailed analysis we carry out in the Engineering UK Report into the state of engineering and our data driven approach, corporate members have:
- Access to bespoke statistical data on the supply of and demand for engineering skills
- Insight into what works in STEM engagement to support programme development
- Opportunities to contribute to EngineeringUK’s annual research programme including providing case studies for the Engineering UK Report and thematic briefings
- Updates and analysis of skills policy and STEM campaigns.
Research shows that a joined-up, strategic approach to STEM intervention is most likely to have a lasting impact on young people. In support of the collective drive to inspire tomorrow’s engineers, EngineeringUK provides corporate members with:
- National and regional support, including from our employer support managers, for the development of their STEM engagement strategy
- A dedicated member engagement manager to support day-to-day requests.
Communication and profiling
Our communications programme keeps corporate members up-to-date and enables them to share information across the STEM skills community via:
- Two regular email updates, with opportunities for members to share information about their own campaigns with the network
- A regular member email, with news and updates on issues relating to the supply of and demand for engineering skills, corporate member and EngineeringUK programmes
- A quarterly policy update with information on developments in the STEM skills policy landscape
- A profile page on the EngineeringUK website that demonstrates corporate members’ commitment to inspiring tomorrow’s engineers
- Amplification of relevant member (campaign) activity across social media.