Sep 26, 2019
We are proud to have been working with over 40 organisations who are all passionate about increasing the number and diversity of people becoming engineers, and have together created a draft Code of Practice to help organisations work closer together. The Code is a legacy project of the Year of Engineering 2018 and a key recommendation in the Perkins Review. Our aim is to provide a collaboration roadmap for those funding, designing and delivering engineering-inspiration activities.
We all know that engineering careers offer a wide range of exciting opportunities to shape the future, promising jobs that are yet to be imagined. But we also know that despite lots of great activities to inspire and engage children and young people, awareness and uptake into engineering careers remains too low.
While no one organisation can solve the problem alone, through working together in a co-ordinated and collaborative way we can increase the impact of programmes and initiatives dedicated to inspiring the next generation of engineers.
Aimed at those who fund, design or deliver inspiration activities, the Code is centred around four priority areas to galvanise the sector to:
- Joining individual programmes together
- Ensuring nobody is left behind
- Telling a positive and compelling view of engineering
- Developing a common evaluation toolkit
Want to get involved?
There is still work to be done; we’re keen to continue to involve organisations from across the sector, no matter how big or small, in the Code’s development.
Find out more and have your say on the draft Inspiring Engineers Code of Practice at www.engineering.gov.uk/legacy before 5pm on Sunday, 13th October 2019.< Back to News & Views