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1 What is engineering?

2 Which involve engineering? Providing water Health & medicine Gadgets galore Fashion & beauty Creating cars Solving problems Food Built environment Sports

3 Engineering is everywhere… Almost everything you eat, wear, use and like to do involves engineering. From everyday things like your mobile, computer and clothes to medicine, space, national security and renewable energy … to tackling climate change, providing clean drinking water or ensuring sustainable food supplies.

4 School subjects lead to real world engineering Maths Physics Design and Technology Computing Chemistry

5 Design, develop, produce… Engineering’s about… Finding out what people need, developing ideas and seeing how products can be made at a good price Developing the product on time and running tests to make sure it’s safe and reliable Producing something that makes our lives better… whether that’s a new games console, high-tech sports equipment or quicker, greener and safer travel

6 What’s in it for you? Loads of different types of roles – such as: Design, development, research, buying (engineering solutions) and management of engineering (projects and people) Opportunities to travel, work in different environments and meet interesting people Plus the money isn’t bad either… –For those who go to university, engineering and technology graduate starting salaries are approximately 20 % higher than the average graduate starting salary. –Engineering technicians also earn, on average, more than other STEM* technicians – in fact they top the league table of STEM technician salaries. *Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

7 Getting into engineering… Work School Science (Physics) Maths D&T Computing Chemistry Apprenticeships Earn while you learn Intermediate / Advanced / Higher e.g. NVQ / SVQ / BTEC 6th Form/College A levels / IB / Highers (or equivalent) BTEC Level 2 & 3 HNC & HND Foundation Degree University Bachelors (BEng) Masters (MEng) On the job training

8 Professional Qualifications… Once in work, consider becoming professionally registered and earn the right to use letters after your name Registration requires a combination of qualifications and work experience Some degree courses are accredited and will give you a head start Learn more from the Engineering Council –

9 Why I recommend engineering… Being part of a creative process Designing solutions to meet customers’ needs Testing and improving technology Having a range of roles/ responsibilities Working in a team with others Doing something different every day Earning a good salary Having great prospects – we need more engineers at all levels in the UK

10 Where to find out more… Tomorrow’s Engineers Tomorrow’s Engineers – lots of information about engineering careers Future Morph Future Morph – tons of information about careers in science, technology, engineering & maths Maths Careers Maths Careers – more information about careers using maths – your guide to physics on the web National Careers ServiceNational Careers Service (England only) – general careers advice for 11-19 year olds TES – Growing Ambitions TES – Growing Ambitions – new source of online careers resources for teachers FIND YOUR ROUTE INTO ENGINEERING

11 How to get involved… Things you can do: Join a STEM or Engineering Club STEM Clubs STEM Clubs Take up an engineering challenge National Science + Engineering Competition National Science + Engineering Competition Ask your school to organise a visit from an engineer STEM Ambassadors STEM Ambassadors Visit an exhibition or museum Culture 24 Culture 24 FIND YOUR ROUTE INTO ENGINEERING Take the WHOSE CREW ARE YOU? careers test on the Tomorrow’s Engineers website


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