New resource to inspire the next generation of engineers

Oct 21, 2021

The Tomorrow’s Engineers website has been developed by EngineeringUK and brings together free advice and guidance, curated from across the engineering community, to support practitioners in providing young people with engineering careers inspiration.

Engineer your future’ is a new PowerPoint presentation to inspire 14 to 19 year olds to consider a career in engineering. Developed by the Tomorrow’s Engineers careers working group, it explores engineering sectors that are expected to flourish in the future – from big data and life sciences to agricultural technologies and low carbon economy – and profiles different engineers, skills required and routes into engineering.

The Tomorrow’s Engineers careers working group is led by EngineeringUK, and comprises education, outreach, careers, and marketing specialists from the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Physics, Royal Academy of Engineering, UCL Engineering as well as a secondary school teacher.

They work together to produce inspiring, accessible, free engineering careers resources for schools, on behalf of the engineering community.

A new versatile resource

This presentation can be used by anyone wanting to inspire and inform young people about a career in engineering, such as STEM ambassadors, teachers, and careers advisors. It can also be adapted to suit the needs of the presenter and audience.

This resource includes:

  • The importance of engineering and why you should choose it
  • Examples of careers in engineering
  • How to get into engineering
  • Case studies from engineers in the industry

Pursue a creative career in engineering

Engineering has shaped our world into what it is today and the industry needs more young people to go down this career pathway. There are countless opportunities and rewards for those who pursue a creative career in engineering. This is highlighted through case studies of real engineers from the ‘This is Engineeringcampaign, which are featured in the presentation:

Jahangir is a Broadcast Engineer who grew up making cardboard cameras and pretending he was behind the scenes. This led him to his work keeping the programmes on air for the BBC and Sky. Jahangir said: “engineering allows me to build a career doing something that I love”.

Daniela is a Mechanical Engineer who always had a passion for Art and design at school. She realised she could bring her ideas into a new reality through engineering because “engineering means magic. You can change how people do things in their everyday lives”.

Alan is a Senior Orthotic Technician who took an apprenticeship in industrial applications, which started his career in engineering. What Alan loves most about his job is “the impact it has and how it can be used to help people”.

Find out more on the Tomorrow’s Engineers website

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