Neon launches new green careers resource for teachers
Neon, a platform that brings together the UK's best engineering experiences and careers resources to support teachers, has just released a brand-new set of green themed careers resources.
Breaking the cycle - Female STEM students look forward to a future in leadership
Today marks the 9th Year of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), and a national survey shows an increase of over 50% among females interested in STEM subjects.
Women’s Engineering Society joins the Tomorrow’s Engineers Code
The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) has joined the Tomorrow’s Engineers Code, just in time to mark International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), which takes place today (Thursday 23 June).
Winners of national Robotics Challenge competition announced at The Big Bang Fair
A student team from Farnborough Hill have been announced as the UK winners of the Robotics Challenge.
Inspiring young people become winners of The Big Bang Competition
The winners of The Big Bang Competition have been announced.
Excitement for INWED begins as over half of finalists of The Big Bang Competition are female
With International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on Thursday 23 June, excitement is also growing in anticipation of The Big Bang Competition as over half of the finalists are female.
Inspiring tomorrow’s engineers with hands-on learning
EngineeringUK Chief Executive, Dr Hilary Leevers writes in this month’s The Engineer about embedding practical learning in engineering and technology lessons at school.
Discover the potential of the Neon platform to showcase engineering outreach activities
Neon is home to a wide range of inspiring, engaging experiences for teachers and their students, and the Enginuity Skills Miner games help to showcase STEM to young people.
Tomorrow’s Engineers Live will enhance your engineering outreach
Tomorrow’s Engineers Live is a free conference and networking event for anyone who wants to make their engineering outreach more impactful.
Working with manufacturing SMEs to grow the number and diversity of the future workforce
The Tomorrow’s Engineers Code and MakeUK are working in partnership with EngineeringUK to increase the diversity and number of young people entering engineering careers in manufacturing.
EngineeringUK exhibits at the Manufacturing Expo
Last week, EngineeringUK exhibited at the Manufacturing Expo to join the celebration of the best in UK manufacturing excellence and innovation, and to help attract more talent into the industry.
Save the date - join us at Tomorrow’s Engineers Live on Monday 11 July
Tomorrow's Engineers Live is a free conference and networking event for anyone who wants to make their engineering outreach more impactful.
'Think like a river' – Institute of Water Environment Conference review
The Institute of Water held a ‘Cry Me a River’ Environment Conference to highlight why our freshwater environment is in such a poor state.
Working with Make UK to understand the delivery of T Levels
EngineeringUK is working with Make UK on a joint policy and research project assessing what’s involved in delivering T Level industry placements.
New engineer case studies on Neon!
Neon has launched 4 brand new case studies to showcase examples of real-world engineering.
Visit EngineeringUK at the Engineering Expo 2022 and discover how to engineer a better future
A two-day festival of the best in UK engineering taking place on the 8-9 June at the Birmingham NEC
Energy Quest workshops return to schools
As the world emerges from the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, EngineeringUK are pleased to see schools are welcoming back STEM outreach activities delivered by external partners.
Why engineers should consider a move to teaching
EngineeringUK Chief Executive, Dr Hilary Leevers writes in this month’s The Engineer about the importance of encouraging engineers into teaching in order to secure the future workforce.
Neon redesigned: helping primary teachers bring STEM to life
Neon has had a redesign to help teachers find the right experiences for their classrooms, specific to their education level.
Surprising improvements discovered delivering virtual work experiences during a pandemic
Jane Breach from Drax tells us how being a Corporate Member of EngineeringUK supported the delivery of their virtual work experience programme because of Covid-19.
New resource to inspire future Welsh engineers
A new PowerPoint presentation has been launched to inspire 14 to 19 year olds in Wales to consider a career in engineering.
EngineeringUK responds to the Queen’s Speech
We welcome the vision shown by the government today in the Queen's Speech about their commitment to raise standards and improve the quality of education across the UK.
EngineeringUK Corporate Members join groundbreaking diversity employment scheme
Engineering and technology companies are being urged to join a pioneering diversity employment scheme to help address inclusion issues among the sector.
EngineeringUK welcomes a new Director of Business Development and Partnerships
Dr Isabel DiVanna joins the senior executive team at EngineeringUK as the new Director of Business Development and Partnerships.
Big Bang Digital is back!
Young people can get inspired and explore STEM at Big Bang Digital, which returns this June.
Big Bang Competition finalists announced
The Big Bang Competition finalists have been announced for the 2021/22 Competition.
Young people create a Big Bang at Parliament
Secondary school students impressed MPs and parliamentarians with the exhibition of project work they had entered in The Big Bang Competition.
New report uncovers parents’ influence on young people on attitudes to engineering
Young people’s perceptions of engineering are strongly associated with their parents’ opinion of engineering, according to EngineeringUK’s latest Engineering Brand Monitor.
An interview with Dr Nike Folayan about diversity in engineering
EngineeringUK interviewed trustee Dr Nike Folayan on the importance of diversity in engineering and why it is vital to secure the future workforce.
The Robotics Challenge heats have begun!
Today marks the start of the Robotics Challenge heats which will see young people across the UK explore how engineering can build a better, greener world.
Mind the (gender) gap
EngineeringUK Chief Executive, Dr Hilary Leevers writes in this month’s The Engineer about the increase of women in engineering and the collective effort required to see substantive change.
Volunteers needed to inspire the next generation
The Big Bang Fair is seeking volunteers from the STEM world who can spark the imaginations and inspire the engineers and science of tomorrow.
EngineeringUK is supporting the Face of Engineering festival
The Face of Engineering festival will challenge stereotypes of who an engineer is.
EngineeringUK joins AFBELive conference as strategic partner
AFBELive will amplify the importance of diversity, inclusion and belonging in its first conference taking place on 22 April 2022.
The Big Bang Fair is fully booked!
Registrations to attend The Big Bang Fair are now fully booked for school groups, with over 30,000 people coming together for the UK’s biggest celebration of STEM for young people.
The Big Bang Competition entry deadline has been extended
The deadline for entries to The Big Bang Competition has been extended to Monday 4 April at 5pm.
How we can achieve full equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering
EngineeringUK’s Chief Executive, Dr Hilary Leevers, has written about quickening the pace to achieve a diverse engineering workforce as part of the Future of Manufacturing campaign launching today.
Tomorrow’s Engineers Code Signatory gifted mother-to-be with pram adapted for wheelchairs
Cirencester Fabrication Services challenged themselves to engineer an adapted pram for wheelchairs.
Inspiring outreach professionals at the train-the-trainer workshop
How to talk about engineering careers with young people was the focus at the train-the-trainer workshop and live Q&A session.
The Big Bang is back!
EngineeringUK Chief Executive, Dr Hilary Leevers writes in this month’s The Engineer about The Big Bang and the excellent opportunity to inspire young people about STEM.
EngineeringUK is celebrating National Careers Week
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.
Wanted: Young Woman Engineer of the Year
The search is on for brilliant women in STEM who are passionate about changing their own lives and changing others too.
Inspire future engineers on Neon
The engineers of the future need you! To celebrate National Careers Week, we’re recruiting brand new case studies to showcase on Neon.
EngineeringUK EDI bursary scheme creates impact
Evaluation shows that the launch of bursaries enriched the experience for students and helped engage more students from underrepresented groups.
Heroes celebrated on World Engineering Day
Four new films from the This is Engineering campaign celebrate engineering heroes and champions
New analysis shows increase of women working in engineering
New research from EngineeringUK has shown that 16.5% of those working in engineering are female.
Tickets are now available for The Big Bang Fair!
The Big Bang Fair is returning this year and tickets can now be booked.
WES looks to celebrate inventors and innovators
The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) have announced the launch of the 2022 WE50 nominations.
EngineeringUK attends virtual apprenticeship panel to celebrate apprenticeships
The all party parliamentary group (APPG) on apprenticeships gave apprentices, providers and employers the opportunity to showcase their work on apprenticeships.
Launch of new equality, diversity and inclusion bursaries
EngineeringUK are offering a range of bursaries to schools who work with young people from groups who are under-represented in the engineering profession.
Find out why you should showcase your engineering experiences for young people on Neon
Dan Powell, Head of Neon, blogs on why your company should be working with Neon
We are recruiting for EngineeringUK Young Champions
Applications are now open to become a Young Champion, and to work with EngineeringUK to make a difference for other young people.
Advancing apprenticeship awareness
EngineeringUK Chief Executive Dr Hilary Leevers writes in this month’s The Engineer about the importance of engineering apprenticeships as we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.
New briefing on levelling up engineering skills
EngineeringUK has published a new briefing which focusses on young people’s and their parents’ knowledge of the different routes into engineering careers.
New webinar to help deliver inspiring sessions about engineering careers
Tomorrow’s Engineers latest resource is a new webinar to help outreach professionals deliver impactful sessions.
New careers guide to help deliver inspiring engineering activities
‘Getting the message across’ is Tomorrow’s Engineers new top tips guide for anyone who provides engineering outreach activities in schools.
EngineeringUK is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week
This week marks National Apprenticeship Week and we are celebrating by sharing our content and resources, as well as promoting becoming an apprenticeships employer.
Discover UK talent with The Big Bang Competition
The Big Bang Competition has opened applications for volunteer judges and moderators, offering the chance to help discover the engineers and scientists of the future.
EngineeringUK response to levelling up white paper
EngineeringUK welcomes the long-term vision of the levelling up white paper and its recognition of the importance of education and skills
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers celebrates its 175th anniversary
This year marks 175 years since the foundation of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
EngineeringUK welcomes a new Director of Finance and Corporate Services
David Howley joins the senior executive team at EngineeringUK as the new Director of Finance and Corporate Services.
It’s time to shout loudly about the attractions of engineering careers
EngineeringUK Chief Executive Dr Hilary Leevers writes in this month’s The Engineer about setting out a new year’s vision for the engineering community.
EngineeringUK partner with Maritime UK to address future workforce skills
Maritime UK partnered with EngineeringUK as part of The Tomorrow’s Engineers Code to address the maritime sector’s future workforce skills to increase the number and diversity of young people entering engineering careers.
EngineeringUK’s Kickstarters reflect on their journey
Abdul, Yassir and Milad began their Kickstart journey at EngineeringUK in 2021, below they look back on their time so far.
Inbox inspiration for engineering outreach
Later this month, Tomorrow’s Engineers is launching a brand-new newsletter with inspiring insights for your engineering outreach.
The Institution of Chemical Engineers celebrates a century of achievements
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) celebrates a monumental milestone of 100 years contributing to the advancement of chemical engineering.
Half of new engineering recruits lack the right skills
The latest skills survey from the IET suggests less than half of new engineering recruits have the right skills needed for work within the industry.
EngineeringUK helps Corporate Members showcase STEM careers in BBC Bitesize School Tour
After the BBC reached out to EngineeringUK, we worked with our Corporate Members to participate in the third BBC Bitesize School Tour.
The news highlights of 2021
EngineeringUK looks back on the year to showcase 12 of our highlights in the news.
Young Woman Engineers of the Year celebrated nationally
3 young women engineers have been recognised at the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards for their work in engineering.
The Big Bang Competition opens for entries
The UK’s top annual science and engineering competition for young people is now open for entries until 20 March 2022.
EngineeringUK supports the IET’s ‘Engineering Kids Futures’ campaign
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has sent an open letter to the government signed by EngineeringUK’s Chief Executive Dr Hilary Leevers.
EngineeringUK Corporate Member inspiring over 100,000 young people into STEM careers
National Grid has partnered with Connectr to provide opportunities for young people to learn and be inspired by hearing directly from engineers, environmental surveyors and more.
Latest Engineering Brand Monitor focuses on STEM teachers
EngineeringUK has published the Engineering Brand Monitor 2021, STEM secondary school teachers, which examines their knowledge and understanding of engineering.
EngineeringUK responds to ‘Skills for every young person’ report
We are really pleased to see that the House of Lords Youth Unemployment Committee have listened closely to the evidence provided by EngineeringUK
The Big Bang Fair returns to Birmingham’s NEC in June 2022
It has been announced that The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair will take place from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 June 2022 at the NEC, Birmingham.
“Diversity is nothing without inclusion”: EngineeringUK Board member explains how organisations can shift the dial
Dr Rashada Harry discusses how organisations can become more inclusive and turn conversation into action.
Young people discuss engineering a way out of climate change
Thousands of young people discuss engineering solutions to the climate crisis, whilst professionals showcase the impact of their jobs on meeting net zero during #TEWeek21
Energy and utility companies urged to sign The Code
As the UK marks Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, Energy & Utility Skills is calling for its members to join The Code community.
The British engineers helping to achieve net zero
As part of #TEWeek21, a series of case study films have been created to showcase the work of real engineers in achieving net zero and inspire young people to pursue a career in engineering
Inspiring young people to be climate heroes
EngineeringUK Chief Executive Dr Hilary Leevers writes in this month’s The Engineer about young people’s ideas on achieving net zero and discusses the importance of encouraging them to pursue careers in engineering.
Students shape solutions to net zero at ‘Schools COP’
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week held a Schools COP Summit which gave young people the platform to come up with solutions to creating a net zero future.
This is Engineering Day returns on 3 November
#ThisisEngineeringDay celebrates the efforts of incredible engineers who are helping to shape a better and more sustainable society for everyone.
IT experts say cutting global electronic waste must be a top priority for COP26
A poll of the IT industry found that ending device waste should be a top target for the COP26 Summit to secure a net zero future.
Spending Review misses chance to boost careers provision in schools
EngineeringUK is disappointed to learn that the government has decided to not take forward our call for £40 million additional annual funding for careers provision.
The Tomorrow’s Engineers Code one year on
EngineeringUK has announced that over 160 organisations have now committed to working together to increase the number and diversity of young people entering engineering careers.
Call for £40m urgent investment in careers provision to realise UK’s net zero ambition
EngineeringUK calls for government to use next week’s Comprehensive Spending Review to invest £40 million annually in careers provision for students in schools and colleges in England.
Get involved and inspire all young engineers
EngineeringUK Chief Executive Dr Hilary Leevers writes in this month’s The Engineer about the need for a collaborative and representative engineering community.
New evaluation resource launched to help inspire tomorrow’s engineers
A new evaluation tool to help engineering companies evaluate and ultimately improve their organisation’s outreach programme has been launched on the Tomorrow’s Engineers website.
New resource to inspire the next generation of engineers
‘Engineer your future’ is a new PowerPoint presentation which has been created to inspire 14 to 19 year olds to consider a career in engineering.
The Code celebrates its first anniversary
The Tomorrow’s Engineers Code has achieved so much in the first 12 months and hopes to increase the number and diversity of young people entering engineering careers.
EngineeringUK welcomes 5 new trustees to the Board
EngineeringUK welcomes Alice Bunn, Carl Ennis, Erol Mustafa, Nike Folayan and Steven Rossiter as new trustees onto the Board. They bring a wealth of experience from their work in the engineering sector.
Join the EngineeringUK teacher network
EngineeringUK are looking for teachers to join its teacher network and help influence engagement activities to enhance young people’s interest in STEM subjects.
Neon celebrates its very first anniversary
The Neon platform has been live for one year today and has helped inspire young people across the UK to get inspired by and think about a career in engineering.
Engineering profession sets out 6 clear areas for investment ahead of the government’s spending review
EngineeringUK has contributed to the National Engineering Policy Centre’s (NEPC) submission to the 2021 Spending Review, which includes a call to invest in STEM careers education.
The Hamilton Commission looks to improve the representation of Black people in UK motorsport
Sir Lewis Hamilton and the Royal Academy of Engineering have collaborated to publish the Hamilton Commission which highlights the need for change in UK motorsport and the engineering industry.
Do you know an award-winning young innovator?
The Engineer magazine’s annual search for the UK’s most innovative, collaborative engineering projects is now open for entries.
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week invites young people to join climate debate
#TEWeek21 will feature a 'Schools COP' to look at how engineers and engineering can contribute to tackling climate change and achieving net zero.
A virtual STEM bookshelf
The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) have collaborated with contemporary expert authors to produce a brand-new virtual book club called The IET Bookshelf.
Making blended learning work
EngineeringUK Chief Executive Dr Hilary Leevers writes in this month’s The Engineer about how digital learning can be incorporated into the traditional learning landscape for students.
Find out how EngineeringUK partners with companies to inspire more young and diverse people into a career in STEM
The lack of diversity in engineering is robbing us of potential talent
Honouring the Pioneers and Ground-breakers of STEM
The IET is calling for nominations to join their ultimate list of engineers and technologists.
Winners for first virtual national Robotics Challenge competition announced
A student team from Goole Academy, East Yorkshire have been announced as the UK winners of this year’s EEP Robotics Challenge.
EngineeringUK celebrates INWED
Today, EngineeringUK proudly celebrates International Women in Engineering Day #INWED21 and the amazing work that women engineers around the world are doing #WomenInEngineering.
Big Bang announces GSK UK Young Engineer and Scientist of the Year
Kaede Sugano and Kell Johnston have been awarded the top prizes in The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition
New data suggests increase in number of women working in engineering
New analysis from EngineeringUK has shown 14.5% of those working in engineering are female.
Inspirational figures join Big Bang Digital
Big Bang Digital includes ‘Ask the expert’ featuring leading scientists Dame Professor Sarah Gilbert, Dr Harpeet Sood and Sir Jeremy Farrar.
Inspiring young people shortlisted for prestigious science and engineering competition
10 remarkable projects from young people aged 13 to 18 have been shortlisted to compete for a major national title as part of this year’s finals of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition.
EngineeringUK is part of the Kickstart Scheme, which provides 6-month paid job opportunities for young people to gain experience of working in some of Britain’s most exciting companies and organisations, funded by the Government.
Calls for £40m urgent investment in careers provision
A joint report by EngineeringUK and 7 engineering and careers organisations calls on government to invest £40 million in improving access to careers provision for students in schools and colleges in England.
Improving diversity in engineering
From understanding what diversity really means to reaching underrepresented groups, gain insights on the importance of diversity and how to improve it.
Step-by-step guide to effective work experience
EngineeringUK has worked in partnership with The Careers & Enterprise Company to develop a new online resource for employers.
Big Bang Digital 2021: Redefine the future
Big Bang Digital will be back for a second year (23 to 25 June), inspiring young people to redefine the future and change the world with STEM.
Call to celebrate engineering game changers and pioneers
A new campaign to find inspiring people who have made a difference to engineering and technology for the greater good, has been launched by the IET
New bursary scheme to support social mobility among women students
The Royal Academy of Engineering and Amazon have launched a new bursary scheme to support women from low-income households wanting to study computer science and related engineering courses
EngineeringUK Corporate Member recognised for gender equality
International engineering company, Jacobs, has been named as one of the Times Top 50 Employers for Women.
Big Engineering Conversation featured on The Engineer
What big conversations need to happen to help us inspire the next generation of engineers?
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week to take inspiration from COP26
How engineers and engineering can contribute to tackling climate change and achieving net zero will be the main themes of the next Tomorrow’s Engineers Week
Acting now will help us attract new talent to engineering
In this month's blog Hilary talks about how collaboration across industry will help us attract new talent to engineering.
Unlock inner engineers
Help students uncover engineering skills they didn’t know they had with Energy Quest.
Join the Big Engineering Conversation to drive change
EngineeringUK is inviting the engineering community to take part in a new campaign to encourage discussion and realise the ambition to increase the diversity and number of young people entering engineering.
Engineering for a sustainable world event
The Engineering Council is hosting ‘Making it work’, an online event on 21 April
IOP Awards open for nominations
The IOP Awards celebrate exceptional achievements by individuals and teams in all aspects of physics
Diverse routes can lead to diverse engineers
In this month's blog Hilary encourages the engineering community to step up efforts to encourage young people from underrepresented groups to consider a career in engineering.
Virtual museum to showcase engineering innovation
As a strategic partner in This is Engineering, we are proud to support the development of a new virtual Museum of Engineering Innovation
Hilary's February blog - boost diversity by removing hidden bias from job ads
In this month's blog Hilary reflects on the measures employers can take to boost diversity.
Institute of Water gives platform to Black voices
The Institute of Water has released its first Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) report
Help schools and colleges shape futures
Volunteer as an Enterprise Adviser (EA) and partner with a secondary school or college
New website to help inspire the next generation of diverse engineers
Tomorrow’s Engineers brings together free advice and guidance to support practitioners in providing young people with engineering careers inspiration.
Research reveals hidden gender bias in job adverts
Openreach has analysed the impact of hidden biases in language used in job adverts.
EngineeringUK responds to Spending Review
'EngineeringUK welcomes the confirmation in the Spending Review of large-scale infrastructure investment starting next year and the ongoing commitment around Net Zero and a green economy.’
Winners of the tomorrow’s engineers week big quiz revealed
Two schools have been announced as the winners of big prizes in the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Quiz.
Plans revealed for online hub to help inspire tomorrow’s engineers
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, now in its eighth year, has come to a close with the announcement of a new online hub to provide information and guidance...
Covid career dream changers search for answers
A generation of young people are rapidly reassessing their career dreams according to research released to mark the start of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2020 (#TEWeek20).
The Big Bang goes digital for 2021
For this academic year, the Big Bang programme will be delivered digitally
NEPC Spending Review
In a joint paper compiled by the NEPC, over 40 engineering organisations representing more than 450,000 UK engineers recommend that the government invests in its proposed actions to help decarbonise the economy.
Our careers, our future: STEM careers provision and young people
EngineeringUK has published a research briefing on young people’s experiences and perspectives of careers provision and engineering.
Neon launches to help teachers to source Covid-secure engineering outreach activities
With three-quarters of young people having engaged in no formal careers activities during lockdown, the new online platform helps teachers to deliver engineering careers experiences in a Covid-secure way
Engineering bodies join forces to host party conference fringe events
The events take place ahead of the Government’s 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review.
The Tomorrow's Engineers Code
Find out more about the virtual launch event in October.
Job certainty, career aspirations and Covid-19
Chief Executive Hilary Leevers writes for The Engineer
Covid-19 widens gender gap on engineering and tech career choices
New research suggests that for young people in particular, the Covid-19 pandemic is deepening gender differences in career aspirations in engineering or technology.
Big Bang Digital watched by thousands of students
The event was watched live by almost 28,000 viewers and viewed by up to 50,000 young people across 24 hours
Covid-19 and the impact on the engineering industry
Find out more about Hilary's blog in The Engineer
New research report and dashboards for 2020
Educational Pathways into Engineering and Engineering Insights dashboards just published.
Big Bang Digital 2020
The Big Bang is Back! Only this time it's going digital....
5-minute briefing: Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We spoke with our new Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to take a closer look at our EDI strategy.
New platform to help teachers discover brilliant engineering experiences
A new digital platform that brings together quality engineering outreach opportunities and inspiring careers resources is being piloted with teachers.
GSK UK Young Engineer & GSK Young Scientist of the Year 2020 announced
Students from London and Sevenoaks, Kent take top prizes in The Big Bang Competition!
Tomorrow's Engineers Zone
We are looking for engineers to take part in the online Tomorrow's Engineers Zone, between 27 April and 20 July.
Supporting the fight against COVID-19
The government is looking for businesses across the UK to help make NHS ventilators and ventilator components.
The Big Bang UK Young Scientist and Engineers Fair 2020
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair has announced today that this year’s Fair - due to take place 11 to 14 March 2020 - has been cancelled.
5-minute briefing: Social Mobility
Dr. Mollie Bourne is Research and Impact Manager at EngineeringUK. She tells us about her research work on social mobility within the engineering sector.
5-minute briefing: National Apprenticeship Week 2020
Jessica Wright is Finance Apprentice here at EngineeringUK. To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2020, she talks about her experience.
5-minute briefing: EngineeringUK 2020
Hear from EngingeeringUK Chief Executive Hilary Leevers about her highlights in the year since she joined, the organisation's priorities for 2020 and much more.
5-minute briefing: Head of People
We spoke with our Head of People Rosie Shimell to delve into how we embed EngineeringUK values into our working culture and the benefits of being on the team.
Slime sessions soothe teens' stress
The Big Bang Fair introduces 'Slime Sessions' to help young people explore STEM with the bonus of helping them to de-stress – calming chemistry in action.
Annual survey reveals young people’s, teachers’ and parents’ attitudes to engineering
The Engineering Brand Monitor is an annual survey carried out by EngineeringUK, and this year’s results provide cause for optimism
5-minute briefing: Business and Industry Team
Joanna Henderson Abraham works on our Business and Industry team. We share her thoughts on her work and its importance in inspiring the next generation of engineers.
National Engineering Policy Centre open letter to the Prime Minister
The National Engineering Policy Centre has published an open letter to the Prime Minister outlining key priorities for the new government.
EngineeringUK is calling for Board Members
EngineeringUK is looking for new Board Members to help us achieve our ambition to inspire tomorrow’s engineers and grow the size and diversity of the talent pool for engineering.
Are you our next Independent Audit Risk and Investment Committee Member?
EngineeringUK has 2 upcoming vacancies for independent members of its Audit, Risk and Investment Committee.
Call for volunteers from diverse backgrounds
EngineeringUK is seeking enthusiastic STEM professionals from wide-ranging backgrounds to volunteer across one of its programmes for young people.
UK’s largest celebration of STEM, The Big Bang Fair, announces new series of regional events
Schools and families will have the chance to be inspired by scientists and engineers on their doorstep with a new series of regional events announced today by the organisers of The Big Bang Fair, the country’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people.
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.
Big Bang announces VIP judges for 2020 competition
The Big Bang Competition has pulled together some of the most exciting personalities in science and engineering from a diverse range professional backgrounds to judge the UK Finals in March 2020.
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.
Engineer from London on mission to make people's homes safe
Hiba Khan handpicked for her work using engineering to make people safe from flooding
Engineer from London on a mission to beat cancer
Rebecca Shipley handpicked for her work using computational modelling to predict effectiveness of cancer drugs
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.
Engineer from Surrey on mission to give those affected by dementia their independence
Severin Skillman handpicked for his work using engineering to provide technology to support those affected by dementia
Engineer from Glasgow on mission to make swimming inclusive
Ellen Harper handpicked for her work making swimming pools accessible to all
British engineers inspire new generation by focusing on nation’s health and wellbeing
Engineers are key to helping the nation keep healthy and well - from helping find cures for cancer and keeping people safe at sea to helping dementia patients.
Engineer from Aberystwyth on mission to save lives
Rhodri Lewis chosen as one of the five Engineers On A Mission for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2019
New Robotics Challenge to focus on the environment
Over 550 schools are set to take part in this year’s Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge
Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair 2020
Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair 2020 and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers!
Snack to the future
Pizzas of 2069 will be made using insect-based flour, mozzarella made from reverse-engineered milk and lab-grown meat.
UK-wide assembly to focus on engineers on a health and wellbeing mission
Hundreds of engineers on a mission are set to star in Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (4-8 November 2019, #TEWeek19)
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.
National STEM champions win European prize
Winners of the GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year from Loughborough Schools Foundation in the East Midlands have won an award at a prestigious European science competition - EUCYS (EU Contest for Young Scientists) - held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
New quiz inspires future engineers
'Meet the Future You' quizzes young people on their skills and interests to identify different areas of engineering they might enjoy working in and aims to highlight that engineering is open to everyone.
National STEM champions to compete for European crown
The GSK UK Young Engineers and Scientist of the Year will compete to become European young science champions at EUCYS in Sofia, Bulgaria from 13-18 September.
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.
Thousands of young people set to take part in Tomorrow's Engineers Week Big Assembly
At the heart of Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2019 will be a “Big Assembly” where around 50,000 young people are expected to take part in the same school assembly at the same time.
Engineers urged to get involved in Tomorrow's Engineers Week
Now in its seventh year, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week provides a unique opportunity for engineers, employers, universities and schools to showcase how engineers working in all sectors are on a mission to make the world a better place.
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
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.
Wanted: engineers to share career stories
EngineeringUK is on the lookout for early career engineers, engineering technicians or apprentices who are interested in sharing the story of their job and the route that got them started. The career stories will help to inspire the next generation of engineers to consider a role in engineering.
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
New Research department team member Luke Armitage, Senior Research Analyst, tells us about his work.
International Award for UK’s Young Engineer Champions
Winners of the GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year have won a silver award at an international science competition in China.
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
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.
National Young Engineer Champions to Compete in China
The winners of the GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year will be competing in one of the biggest international science competitions in China.
Robotics teacher award
On 26 and 27 June, 6 teachers from schools across the UK took part in 2 inspiring days at Cambridge University.
Engineers on a mission set to be focus of Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2019
Initial plans for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2019 (4-8 November 2019, #TEWeek19) have been announced, focusing on the impact engineers make on the nation’s health and wellbeing.
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
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
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
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
Following a review by the Migration Advisory Committee, a range of engineering roles have been included in the recommended Shortage Occupation List (SOL).
New careers guide for STEM professionals to inspire tomorrow's engineers
'Getting the message across' is a top tips guide for anyone who provides engineering outreach activities in schools.
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
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
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
The This is Engineering campaign has worked with young engineers to identify 7 wonders of modern engineering.
Students Master Robots To Win Prestigious UK Competition
The winning team from Torquay Academy, Devon competed against hundreds of other students across the country to vie for the top prize.
GSK UK Young Scientist & GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year 2019 announced
Students from St Mary’s College and Loughborough Schools Foundation take top prizes in The Big Bang Competition
They're swimming in it
British synchronised swimmers attempt routine in a pool full of plastic to highlight the challenges facing marine life and the young people looking to STEM to help solve them
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
We would like to invite all young people aged 15-17 studying in England to take part in our survey.
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
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
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Youth Employment is currently undertaking an inquiry into employer support for youth employment.
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
AI think it's all over
Non-league Wingate & Finchley FC employs AI football coach to inspire kids through STEM