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EngineeringUK

Get ready for a great career!

Get tips from real engineers, as well as ideas to help you take action and find out what you could be doing in the future to help solve some of the world’s biggest issues.

Hear from 4 engineers with interesting and unusual jobs in this new resource and activity sheet from Tomorrow’s Engineers Week.

5 things you didn't know about engineering

Did you know? Engineering careers are for everyone – not just people with top grades in maths and science

Careers resources

From idea to career​

A new guide to 12 different engineering disciplines showing different pathways into engineering, to support students with their career decision-making.

Click here to download the guide.

My World, My Future – Where can STEM take me

A 4-page downloadable guide for students of all ages, with suggested STEM inspiration content to explore at home, including podcasts, competitions and days out.

Click here to download the leaflet.

All routes into engineering

A 20-page booklet for young people in the UK who are making decisions about their next steps, and the different routes into the sector including T Levels, apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships and degrees.

Click here to download the booklet.

Postcards

A set of 6 inspiring and thought-provoking postcard-sized handouts showing how people working in engineering and technology are working to achieve net zero and support environmental sustainability.

Click here to download the posters.

Green Engineering Posters

A set of 6 inspiring green engineering careers posters showing how engineers transform the way we travel, eat, use, power things, build and breathe. Includes suggested discussion points and homework tasks

Click here to download the posters.

Download leaflets, posters, postcards, booklets and activities to inspire you to explore engineering

Meet the future you quiz

Ever wondered what an engineer does? Could you see yourself exploring outer space, protecting the environment, designing apps or developing cures for diseases?

Engineers do all this, and more! Answer a few short questions and find out how YOUR skills and passions could lead to an exciting job in the future.

Tomorrow's Engineers Week broadcast

Hear from engineers working in space, music, renewable energy and more in this video from Tomorrow’s Engineers Week. Find out what they do, what they love about their jobs and how they got into them – and see how you could turn what you love into a career in engineering!

Neon case studies - hear from real engineers about their careers

Hear more from engineers about what they do, what they love about their jobs and how they got into engineering. Click the images to find out more…

Alicia wasn’t sure what she wanted to do, but an apprenticeship at the RNLI helped her find her passion building a lifeboat station!

Ifeoma works as a soil scientist at UNDO, a company working to remove carbon from the atmosphere with the help of enhanced rock weathering.

Natasha loved D&T at school, and now gets to use her design skills to create life saving equipment

The Big Bang Challenge

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Have you completed a STEM project? Maybe you’ve done a CREST award or Nuffield Research placement. Double your chances of winning big and enter The Big Bang Competition too!

Build a STEM project in easy step-by-steps using The Big Bang Challenge! The Challenge is an inspiring project resource, for students aged 11 to 18, of all abilities, to guide them through the stages of STEM project work. You can do one Challenge or several, it’s completely up to you! There are now 7 Big Bang Challenges to get stuck into:

Q&A with engineers

Have you ever wondered what skills you need as an engineer, how to make yourself stand out on your CV, or if it’s possible to make ice cream that doesn’t melt? Find out in this Q&A with a team of experts.