New resource aims to inspire young people into engineering

25 October 2021

Not-for-profit organisation Engineering UK has launched an attractive and informative PowerPoint presentation on the Tomorrow’s Engineers website that is designed to encourage 14-19-year-olds to consider a career in one of the many subject areas of the engineering sector.

Society needs more engineers and more diversity in engineering – nationally and internationally. Not just in tunnelling and infrastructure but in every branch of engineering. In some sectors the situation is getting critical for lack of available candidates.

Entitled ‘Engineer Your Future’, the new 33-slide PowerPoint (PP) is ‘designed for use by anyone wanting to inspire and inform young people about a career in engineering’. Slides have guidance notes to help presenters, and some personalisation of the PP is also possible.

In addition to an engineering career in construction, the PP explores engineering sectors that are expected to flourish in the future – from big data and life sciences to agricultural technologies and the low-carbon economy – and profiles different engineers, the skills required and the routes into engineering. The presentation can also be tailored to suit the area of engineering being targeted by deleting one or more of the slides which do not apply.

The PP has been put together by the Tomorrow’s Engineers careers working group comprising 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.

The presentation is free to download from the Tomorrow’s Engineers website.