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Interactive dashboards now available: Gender disparity in engineering
25/11/2019 Interactive dashboards now available: Gender disparity in engineering

We have released a series of interactive online dashboards which allow you to explore data from a range of sources.

IET releases 2019 Skills and Demand in Industry Survey
18/11/2019 IET releases 2019 Skills and Demand in Industry Survey

In-depth survey reveals that the UK engineering and technology workforce is growing but there are increasing concerns over skills gaps and diversity.

EngineeringUK supports campaign to change the image of engineering
06/11/2019 EngineeringUK supports campaign to change the image of engineering

This is Engineering Day pledges to address the misrepresentation of engineers and engineering online and in popular culture.

Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair 2020
29/10/2019 Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair 2020

Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair 2020 and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers!

Be part of the community tackling the big issues in engineering
26/09/2019 Be part of the community tackling the big issues in engineering

Want to collaborate to inspire young engineers? By working together, we can deliver greater impact. A Code of Practice is being developed to co-ordinate the UK’s engineering-inspiration programmes.

5-minute briefing: The Big Bang Competition
10/09/2019 5-minute briefing: The Big Bang Competition

The Big Bang Competition recognises and rewards young people’s science and engineering project work and identifies the GSK UK Young Engineer and GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year. Here Amy Lawrence, who coordinates The Competition, gives her view on what makes it special.

5-minute briefing: EngineeringUK
29/08/2019 5-minute briefing: EngineeringUK

Dr Hilary Leevers has been in post as Chief Executive of EngineeringUK since January 2019. We caught up with her to find out more about her and her vision for the organisation.

Engineering profession calls for action to secure the UK’s future economy and society
27/08/2019 Engineering profession calls for action to secure the UK’s future economy and society

The National Engineering Policy Centre has published a manifesto for a prosperous and secure economy and society, calling on government to work with them to invest in skills, innovation, digital and traditional infrastructure, and clean energy technologies.

Call for “Real Jobs” Case Studies
13/08/2019 Call for “Real Jobs” Case Studies

Tomorrow’s Engineers is asking early career engineers, technicians and engineering apprentices to tell the story of their job

5-minute briefing: Engineering Brand Monitor
08/08/2019 5-minute briefing: Engineering Brand Monitor

New Research department team member Luke Armitage, Senior Research Analyst, tells us about his work.

Sounds a good idea!
23/07/2019 Sounds a good idea!

The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) is asking acoustics engineers to enter videos to a new challenge to encourage young people into STEM.

GSK host winners of The Big Bang Competition at their HQ to learn about the science and engineering behind healthcare
23/07/2019 GSK host winners of The Big Bang Competition at their HQ to learn about the science and engineering behind healthcare

Three winners of the top prizes in The Big Bang Competition 2019 have just completed work experience at GSK’s headquarters in Ware, where they got a taste of what it’s like to work in a global healthcare company and received an Industrial Cadet Award.

Robotics teacher award
16/07/2019 Robotics teacher award

On 26 and 27 June, 6 teachers from schools across the UK took part in 2 inspiring days at Cambridge University.

5-minute briefing: Big Bang Near Me
08/07/2019 5-minute briefing: Big Bang Near Me

Arran Goodchild, who manages the Big Bang Near Me, a UK-wide programme of events that distil the wonder, interactivity and inspiration of the UK Fair to showcase STEM careers to even more young people nationwide, gives his view on what makes it special.

New summary highlights key facts and figures for Engineering UK report
27/06/2019 New summary highlights key facts and figures for Engineering UK report

A summary document that pulls together all the new 2019 data for the State of Engineering report has been brought together for the first time.

Bright ideas for future energy
21/06/2019 Bright ideas for future energy

An innovative approach to generating energy has seen a team from Atrium Studio School, Newton Abbot, crowned National Champions of The Bright Ideas Challenge.

Outstanding volunteers recognised by EngineeringUK
07/06/2019 Outstanding volunteers recognised by EngineeringUK

Over 40 inspirational volunteers were recognised at a celebratory annual awards ceremony at the IET Birmingham: Austin Court as part of Volunteers Week 2019.

Engineers remain on UK skills shortage list
30/05/2019 Engineers remain on UK skills shortage list

Following a review by the Migration Advisory Committee, a range of engineering roles have been included in the recommended Shortage Occupation List (SOL).

EngineeringUK welcomes new partnership to address the STEM skills gap
14/05/2019 EngineeringUK welcomes new partnership to address the STEM skills gap

A new partnership that aims to provide coordinated action to inspire more young people – in particular more girls – to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has been launched.

Top tips for inspiring young people to choose engineering as a career
29/04/2019 Top tips for inspiring young people to choose engineering as a career

EngineeringUK has released a new guide to help school ambassadors to deliver exciting activities and help encourage young people to consider engineering as a career choice.

Big Bang Fair 2019 Highlights
29/03/2019 Big Bang Fair 2019 Highlights

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair 2019 welcomed 80,000 people, including more than 62,000 young people over its 4 days earlier this month.

21st century engineering wonders revealed
27/03/2019 21st century engineering wonders revealed

The This is Engineering campaign has worked with young engineers to identify 7 wonders of modern engineering.

5-minute briefing: National Apprenticeship Week 2019
04/03/2019 5-minute briefing: National Apprenticeship Week 2019

Jessica Wright, EngineeringUK Finance Apprentice talks about her experience to mark National Apprenticeship Week 2019.

Request for survey participation
22/02/2019 Request for survey participation

We would like to invite all young people aged 15-17 studying in England to take part in our survey.

New data resources released
19/02/2019 New data resources released

We have launched a new data resource that describes how engineering impacts UK society – from the economic contribution of engineering to the composition of its workforce.

Jacobs partners with Women in Nuclear UK to advance gender equality
14/02/2019 Jacobs partners with Women in Nuclear UK to advance gender equality

Jacobs is partnering with Women in Nuclear (WiN) UK to strengthen inclusion, diversity and gender equality in the sector.

Inquiry into employer support for youth employment
14/02/2019 Inquiry into employer support for youth employment

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Youth Employment is currently undertaking an inquiry into employer support for youth employment.

EngineeringUK welcomes new skills review
30/01/2019 EngineeringUK welcomes new skills review

Engineering Skills for the Future - the 2013 Perkins review revisited, argues the UK education system cannot produce enough engineers to support the economy

Highlights from 2018
20/12/2018 Highlights from 2018

As we look ahead to another exciting year, we’d like to thank everyone who has helped make 2018 – the Year of Engineering - so rewarding. Many of the following highlights of the year were only possible because of the support we have from across the engineering community.

5-minute briefing: National Careers Week
06/12/2018 5-minute briefing: National Careers Week

Mark Wood, Employer Support Manager for the North West of England and North Wales, talks about his role and how it fits in with being one of two National Careers Week Ambassadors for the region.

Engineering apprenticeships among the best for career path
29/11/2018 Engineering apprenticeships among the best for career path

Engineering apprentices are among the most likely to recommend their route for launching a career in the sector.

Engineers are one of the most trusted professions
29/11/2018 Engineers are one of the most trusted professions

The IET has worked with the 2018 Ipsos MORI Veracity Index, to have engineering included for the first time.

Inspiring the next generation of engineers - Focus Group Attendees Needed
27/11/2018 Inspiring the next generation of engineers - Focus Group Attendees Needed

Your opinions will help shape this important piece of development, so if you are a STEM teacher, engineering employer or interested young person please get in touch.

Interviewees sought for MRPQ research
14/11/2018 Interviewees sought for MRPQ research

The research aims to support the design of a post-Brexit system that works for engineering.

Jacobs and London Transport Museum Launch 'Shape Your City' Exhibit
13/11/2018 Jacobs and London Transport Museum Launch 'Shape Your City' Exhibit

The new gallery, which opened last month, aims to inspire an interest in STEM subjects.

Big Bang @ Parliament
07/11/2018 Big Bang @ Parliament

To celebrate Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek18), EngineeringUK once again hosted Big Bang @ Parliament.

Volunteer with us
23/10/2018 Volunteer with us

Applications to volunteer at The Big Bang Fair and the Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge are now open.

Back to school
05/09/2018 Back to school

There are lots of EngineeringUK events and programmes helping STEM teachers inspire their students this term

Exam results days... and what next?
24/08/2018 Exam results days... and what next?

STEM subjects continue to grow in popularity, accounting for 36.2% of all A-levels entries in 2018 compared with 34.5% in 2017. This represents a growth of over a quarter since 2009 (29%)

Engineering Connections: Women and Work
12/07/2018 Engineering Connections: Women and Work

'Engineering Connections: Women and Work' provided an opportunity to discuss some of the underlying reasons for the gender imbalances within the engineering and design sectors and to share experiences and thoughts on how to address it. The event also saw the release of EngineeringUK’s first research briefing into gender disparity in engineering.

10-point action plan to inspire next gen
05/07/2018 10-point action plan to inspire next gen

The This Is Engineering campaign, led by the Royal Academy of Engineering and supported by EngineeringUK, has launched a 10-point action plan to help inspire future engineers at the Houses of Parliament.

Engineering sporting success
03/07/2018 Engineering sporting success

With the World Cup in full swing and Wimbledon just starting, the sporting fever has well and truly taken hold. Many young people aspire to work in sport, but a lot of them may not realise that engineering is a vital part of the industry.

#EngineeringCareers
29/06/2018 #EngineeringCareers

We have partnered with Youth Employment UK to run a month-long campaign inspiring young people aged 14-24 to consider careers in the engineering sector. It will showcase all careers and pathways in to the sector, provide case studies and tips and advice on working in engineering.

Celebrating Engineering in the North
29/06/2018 Celebrating Engineering in the North

EngineeringUK is delighted to work with partners in the North East to celebrate engineering as part of the Great Exhibition of the North, a free, summer-long celebration of the region’s pioneering spirit.

Inspirational Big Bang Fair volunteers recognised in award ceremony
29/06/2018 Inspirational Big Bang Fair volunteers recognised in award ceremony

As part of Volunteers Week 2018 EngineeringUK hosted the inaugural Big Bang Fair Volunteer Awards at the IET Birmingham: Austin Court.

Engineering industry colleagues and policymakers discuss social mobility
22/06/2018 Engineering industry colleagues and policymakers discuss social mobility

The discussion was hosted at the Houses of Parliament by Meg Hillier MP, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee.

Sam Jones wins the IGEM Young Persons Paper Competition 2018
21/06/2018 Sam Jones wins the IGEM Young Persons Paper Competition 2018

A performance and an animation contributed to the Welsh apprentice's IGEM competition win.

5-minute briefing: The Big Bang Competition with Laura
12/06/2018 5-minute briefing: The Big Bang Competition with Laura

Laura Mwangi, Competitions Manager, tells us how The Big Bang Competition offers potentially life changing opportunities.

5-minute briefing: Volunteers
04/06/2018 5-minute briefing: Volunteers

Volunteer Manager, Elena Laguna, tells us how industry professionals inspire young people into STEM careers with their experience and enthusiasm.

5-minute briefing: Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge
01/06/2018 5-minute briefing: Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge

Product Development Manager, Erika Smallridge, tells us how LEGO robots are helping to get young people interested in STEM careers.

Robotics Challenge opens for 2018/19
29/05/2018 Robotics Challenge opens for 2018/19

Renewed Helsington Foundation investment will see the programme engage even more young people.

5-minute briefing: Corporate Membership
21/05/2018 5-minute briefing: Corporate Membership

Driving Digital Transformation
11/05/2018 Driving Digital Transformation

We kicked off with a breakfast event “Driving Digital Transformation”, in partnership with Makers Academy, who hosted it at their offices in East London.

New registrant numbers increase
18/04/2018 New registrant numbers increase

Almost 10,000 engineers and technicians joined the register in 2017, according to new figures from The Engineering Council.

IMarEST Inspires Next Generation of Engineers with a Submarine Challenge
13/04/2018 IMarEST Inspires Next Generation of Engineers with a Submarine Challenge

IMarEST is hosting a human-powered submarine challenge as part of its ongoing commitment to tackle the lack of engineering talent entering the marine industry.

New vacancies
12/04/2018 New vacancies

We are expanding our Communications team to drive the delivery of a new strategy.

Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers for nuclear
26/03/2018 Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers for nuclear

Industry employers are coming together to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers for the nuclear sector.

Ferrari Apprenticeships open days for National Apprenticeship Week
01/03/2018 Ferrari Apprenticeships open days for National Apprenticeship Week

EngineeringUK has been working with Ferrari to develop a series of events across the country to inspire young people to consider an apprenticeship.

2018 is the Year of Engineering
15/01/2018 2018 is the Year of Engineering

Engineering in the spotlight for 2018 as government launches campaign to inspire the next generation
15/01/2018 Engineering in the spotlight for 2018 as government launches campaign to inspire the next generation

The Year of Engineering will see government and industry tackle a major skills gap and inspire the engineers of tomorrow

Things to look forward to in 2018
10/01/2018 Things to look forward to in 2018

There is lots to look forward to from EngineeringUK in the coming year.

STEM Returners
02/01/2018 STEM Returners

A new programme from IMarEST and WES to help those who have had a career break return to their former careers.

Budget 2017
23/11/2017 Budget 2017

The 2017 autumn budget contained a number of measures of interest to those concerned about the engineering skills gap.

Year of Engineering 2018
16/11/2017 Year of Engineering 2018

EngineeringUK will be joining forces with government and industry to give thousands of young people inspiring experiences of engineering.

EngineeringUK Chief Executive on the Big Bang @ Parliament
08/11/2017 EngineeringUK Chief Executive on the Big Bang @ Parliament

Mark Titterington talks about the importance of Tomorrow's Engineers Week at the Big Bang @ Parliament

Celebrating Tomorrow's Engineers Week with the Big Bang @ Parliament
07/11/2017 Celebrating Tomorrow's Engineers Week with the Big Bang @ Parliament

To celebrate Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek17) EngineeringUK once again hosted a Big Bang @ Parliament.

Embedding careers in the curriculum
12/09/2017 Embedding careers in the curriculum

Inspiring the next generation through robotics
07/07/2017 Inspiring the next generation through robotics

The future's bright for STEM careers
15/06/2017 The future's bright for STEM careers

Working with organisations to bridge the skills gap
01/06/2017 Working with organisations to bridge the skills gap

Andrew Grazebrook, Head of Business Development, works with organisations from a range of sectors to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

What makes The Big Bang Competition special?
19/05/2017 What makes The Big Bang Competition special?

Laura Mwangi shares her insights

Five priorities for the next government
11/05/2017 Five priorities for the next government

A manifesto message from Engineering the Future

Q and A with Paul Jackson
04/05/2017 Q and A with Paul Jackson

It is important to build the nation’s engineering talent pool, to be innovation leaders, not followers.

Engineering an economy that works for all
24/04/2017 Engineering an economy that works for all

A response to the Industrial Strategy green paper

From idea to career, explore 12 areas of engineering
11/04/2017 From idea to career, explore 12 areas of engineering

Head of Careers, Eleanor Eyre, talks about the latest Tomorrow's Engineers booklet and her work to develop high-impact resources

The Paul Jackson Blog: Apprenticeship Levy represents a chance to boost skills
07/04/2017 The Paul Jackson Blog: Apprenticeship Levy represents a chance to boost skills

There’s been a lot of talk about skills recently, what we need to see now is action, says the Chief Executive of EngineeringUK.

STEM education needs to keep real world in focus
06/01/2017 STEM education needs to keep real world in focus

The chief executive of EngineeringUK highlights some STEM careers stories that got lost towards the end of 2016.

Keeping pace with the digital revolution
09/08/2016 Keeping pace with the digital revolution

We lack the engineers with the necessary skills to stay in step with the opportunities and demands of the digital revolution, says the chief executive of EngineeringUK.

Diversity is key to post-Brexit prosperity
07/07/2016 Diversity is key to post-Brexit prosperity

Only by embracing difference and recognising the positive impact of diversity can we maintain the level of skills we will need to prosper outside the EU, says EngineeringUK’s chief executive.

A day to shape our futures
13/06/2016 A day to shape our futures

The chief executive of Engineering UK looks forward to National Women in Engineering Day, which coincides with the EU referendum and the Big Bang West Midlands event

All in it together
09/05/2016 All in it together

The chief executive of EngineeringUK reflects on the importance of engineering to communities, and how the Tomorrow’s Engineers campaign is addressing this

Future inspiration is a real hot one at The Big Bang Fair
08/04/2016 Future inspiration is a real hot one at The Big Bang Fair

Accessible cars, leaky roofs, a 3D-printed phone case, show jumping and rural road safety were all entries that caught the eye of the panel judging the engineering projects competing at The Big Bang Fair last month.

Attention-grabbing careers advice
15/03/2016 Attention-grabbing careers advice

The annual Big Bang Fair seeks to bridge the gap between what young people are taught at school and an exciting future in engineering

Looking for the new careers captains
20/01/2016 Looking for the new careers captains

Volunteers have a central role in the inspiration of the next generation of engineers and securing a strong future for our industry