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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 ICT Biology Chemistry

5 Design, develop, produce… Engineering’s about… Finding out what people need, developing an idea and seeing how it 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 and meet interesting people Plus the money isn’t bad either… –You’d earn up to £108,000 more as a graduate over a working lifetime, but as an engineering graduate you’d earn up to £144,000 more –Chartered Engineers earn an average of £62,386 annually –For those who study for apprenticeships and other vocational routes, then work as Engineering Technicians, the average ‘mid career’ annual salary is £26,440 – with those moving up to a more senior level earning up to £33,000 annually –The average ‘mid career’ annual salary in the UK is approximately £26,000

7 Getting into engineering… Work School Science Maths D&T ICT Apprenticeships Earn while you learn e.g. N/SVQ3 6th Form/College A levels (or equivalent) BTEC Level 2&3 HNC & HND Foundation Degree University Bachelors (BEng) Masters (MEng)

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 Range of roles and responsibilities Working in a multidisciplinary team Doing something different every day Good salaries are achievable

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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