Tomorrow’s Engineers currently brings together, and eventually will join up, engaging hands-on activities from many different providers that showcase and contextualise modern engineering, with great careers information that helps young people understand how what they learn at school is used in the real world.
We currently manage the delivery of 2 outreach programmes, together reaching over 100,000 young people over the past 3 years.
We’re also working in strategic partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering on This is Engineering, a multi-year digital communications campaign to encourage teenagers to consider a future in engineering.
Read on to find out more about our programmes.
Tomorrow’s Engineers Energy Quest is a free two-part programme for schools funded by Shell that encourages young people to learn about sustainable energy, the engineering behind it and the careers behind that. Over 120,000 young people (aged 11 to 14) have taken part since the programme started 4 years ago.
A curriculum-linked programme for teams of 11 to 14 year olds who learn how to build, program and control autonomous LEGO® robots then compete in challenges at regional and national level. The Challenge is led by EngineeringUK and Helsington Foundation in partnership with the RAF. It has reached 20,000 students over 3 years.
Meet the Future You quizzes young people on their skills and interests to identity different areas of engineering they might enjoy working in in the future. The quiz was developed by EngineeringUK in partnership with UCL Engineering and with support from ICE, IET, IMECHE, IOP and the Royal Academy of Engineering and is also available to download as an app.
Tomorrow’s Engineers careers resources provide clear, consistent guidance for young people and their teachers. Developed in conjunction with the professional engineering institutions, these free resources explain what engineering is all about, the huge variety of roles available and the university and apprenticeship routes into those engineering roles.
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week shines an annual spotlight on engineering careers through a media campaign and associated activity involving hundreds of employers, individual engineers, professional institutions, parliamentarians and schools joining forces in a week-long drive in November to inspire the next generation of engineers.
Tomorrow’s Engineers, The Royal Academy of Engineering and a number of engineering companies have worked together to produce a useful guide for employers who are looking to offer work experience to secondary school students.