EngineeringUK is celebrating National Careers Week

Mar 9, 2022

This week marks National Careers Week and we are celebrating by showcasing our careers content and resources and give advice on how to talk about careers with young people.

National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.

This week is all about empowering students, educators and organisations. Better informed students result in better decision making, so it is important that National Careers Week creates the time and provides the opportunity for everyone to inspire the future generation.

Inspiring tomorrow’s engineers

EngineeringUK has an ambition to inform and inspire young people and grow the number and diversity of tomorrow’s engineers. There is no better time than during National Careers Week to showcase how we are doing this.

A brilliant way for young people to learn about engineering careers is to hear first-hand from someone who works in the industry. Eleanor Eyre, Head of Careers at EngineeringUK, has written a blog sharing top tips for delivering engaging engineering outreach. As a qualified careers adviser, she has spent time working with secondary school students and has valuable knowledge of how best to talk to them about engineering careers.

A brand new webinar on ‘Talking about engineering careers with young people’ was presented by Eleanor and highlighted how outreach professionals can make their activities impactful.

Be a case study

Neon is recruiting for inspiring case studies to showcase the diverse range of careers that engineering has to offer. Featuring hands-on experiences, inspiring careers resources and stories, Neon brings STEM to life for teachers all over the UK.

Neon is home to brilliant careers resources for teachers to inspire their students about engineering. These include downloadable leaflets, posters, postcards, booklets and activities which are available to order in print, free of charge. The ‘Engineer your future’ presentation is a great resource for teachers, ambassadors and advisers to use with 14 to 19 year olds.

Explore STEM

Young people can explore STEM by entering The Big Bang Competition. This is an excellent way to showcase talent and create a project that solves problems, and to get students to start thinking of their future career in STEM. The Big Bang Fair is back this year and free tickets can be booked on the Big Bang website.


Join the celebration on social media by using the hashtag #NCW2022.

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