Tomorrows Engineers Week: 2-6 November
The campaign, now in its third year, will shine a spotlight on engineering careers in a way that young people, and particularly girls, may have never considered before:
• Who creates moisturiser?
• How do engineers save lives?
• Where do they make space probes in the UK?
• How do you build an app?
This year, the Week will seek to inspire young people, their parents and teachers through a host of activities based around the theme & lsquo;Mission Inspiration’. This includes a schedule of hands-on activities and interactive discussions by employers and engineers in schools throughout the UK.
Furthermore, in a first for 2015, two young people have been hired as vloggers (video bloggers) to create exclusive YouTube content that will be shared throughout the Week. Vlogs will include interviews with inspiring young engineers as well as a look behind-the-scenes of some of the nation’s most well-known brands.
Schools, colleges, employers and government will also host their own activities and events to mark the Week. Details of these can be found via an interactive activity map on the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week website.
A range of spokespeople and case studies are available in the run up to and during Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, including:
• Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, Paul Jackson
• Industry representatives from a variety of different sized companies including big household names
• A diverse range of young people working in engineering roles
Chief Executive of EngineeringUK Paul Jackson said: “Engineers shape the world we live in and are behind many of the amazing everyday things we take for granted. Tomorrow’s Engineers Week gives young people from all backgrounds the chance to take on engineering challenges and consider the wide range of careers the industry has to offer.
We want to inspire more young people, both boys and girls, to continue with maths and science and consider engineering. Employers will need 1.82m people with engineering skills this decade, which means we need to double the number of apprentices and graduates entering the industry”.