EngineeringUK exhibits at the Manufacturing Expo

Jun 13, 2022

As part of manufacturing and engineering week, EngineeringUK exhibited at the Manufacturing Expo last week – a celebration of the best in UK manufacturing excellence and innovation.

Nicola Hope, Business Partner Manager, Midlands at EngineeringUK who attended the event said:

“It was great to meet with manufacturing companies, universities, colleges, and professional associations and share what EngineeringUK does. We were delighted that so many people are interested in our shared ambition to inspire young people and grow the number and diversity of tomorrow’s engineers”

At the Manufacturing Expo, EngineeringUK conducted a survey that highlighted some very interesting information.

When we asked

How important do you feel the following activities are for attracting more talent to the manufacturing sector?

100% agreed that working with schools to showcase the sector is very important and 73% agreed that collaborating with other manufacturer to showcase the sector is also very important.

Other ideas included

“Challenging the perception that engineering careers are a dead end”

“Sharing their pathway experiences as it relates to diverse groups of young people”

“Showing representations of diverse groups to young people”

“Reach out to other companies succeeding in talent and diversity to find a better strategy”

“Collaboration between industry and academia is important”

3 ways EngineeringUK can help attract more talent into manufacturing

1. Download Tomorrow’s Engineers resources

Access shared insights, guidance, and resources on improving engineering engagement so all engineering outreach is inclusive and inspirational with real, measurable impact.

2. Sign The Tomorrow’s Engineers Code

Pledge your commitment to work towards common goals and join a growing community, working collaboratively to inspire a diverse engineering workforce.

3. Feature your activity on Neon

Neon brings together the UK’s most inspiring engineering outreach activities online in one place so teachers can easily find top quality experiences for their students

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