Global Goals Hackathon
Mariéme Jamme (Founder of iamtheCODE) via email@example.com or
David Connor (Founder of 2030hub) via firstname.lastname@example.org
Year of Engineering
A career in engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative. Yet there is a big shortage of young people that think it could be a job for them. Over the course of 2018, the Government want to shake-up people’s ideas about engineering, inspiring the next generation of innovators, inventors and problem solvers by showing them what engineers actually do.
Over the course of 2018 we will be sharing information related to Engineering in the newsletter, on our website and through sessions in school. We have already had a visit from Arup and the Navy last month who discussed careers in Engineering. Arup will be returning to speak to Year 10 before the summer holidays.
Engineering: A Career for All
This post focusses on Women in Engineering, however, Engineering is a career available to both males and females.
What do Engineers do?
Engineers design. They create. They explore. They innovate.
Engineers come in all shapes and sizes. They receive education and training in many different fields. They work in many different environments. Engineers create products used in our every-day lives, and rovers that land on Mars.
If you would like to know more about the different types of careers in Engineering you can visit http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk or pop in to the Careers@Deyes department to speak to Mrs Dainton-King.
Female Engineers have been notable in many fields for example:
More recently, this video (opposite) shows a female Engineer who works within Pixar Animation https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=A1Z4c1jvJ0w
The examples demonstrate there are many varied careers within engineering and that careers in engineering should be considered by both males and females.
If you are interested in becoming the next notable female Engineer, you might be inspired by visiting https://www.engineergirl.org/
How to start a career in Engineering:
The big subjects you need for engineering jobs are maths, physics, computing and sciences, particularly if you want to study it at uni – which is advisable for most jobs. NVQ engineering is another, more hands-on option. You should also aim for at least a grade 4 in English at GCSE.
Don’t be duped into thinking that engineering’s all about science and numbers. Creative subjects like art and design can be useful too, so don’t drop them if you enjoy them.
Many engineers will need a degree in engineering or a technology related subject like computer science. Degrees are usually a four-year combined course taking you up to master’s level (called an MEng or master’s of engineering). If you see a course advertised as a BEng (bachelor’s of engineering), you may need to do an extra qualification at the end to pursue an engineering career.
To specialise in a particular area you may also need to study for a PhD.
Lots of big manufacturing companies, including car and appliance manufacturers, also offer intermediate/advanced apprenticeships for school leavers to train as technicians or study towards a BTEC in engineering. Check out the video opposite for a quick run-down of engineering apprenticeships.
You can also work in the engineering industry without a degree in areas like finance, marketing and HR.
To get a feel for working with machines, the best thing you can do is practise. Try taking an old gadget apart, like a clock, and putting it back together (make sure no one minds you taking it apart first!). Help with DIY tasks at home too. It’s so valuable to get stuck in instead of just reading about it.
Once you feel confident with your practical skills you could take on a hackathon or a Young Engineers challenge. Competitions include building cars, making model aircraft or creating a brand new product invention of your own.
Fashion is Engineering
If you would like to be inspired to follow a career in Fashion and Engineering we recommend you spend a couple of minutes watching the video opposite:
Tech is Engineering
If you would like to be inspired to follow a career in Tech Engineering we recommend you spend a couple of minutes watching the two videos below:
Design is Engineering
If you would like to be inspired to follow a career in Design Engineering we recommend you spend a couple of minutes watching the two videos below:
Sport is Engineering
If you would like to be inspired to follow a career in Sports Engineering we recommend you spend a couple of minutes watching the two videos below:
For apprenticeship awareness week (5 to 9 March 2018) we brought you a series of videos on the variety of apprenticeship opportunities available.
Please take a few minutes to watch and discover the possibilities at your fingertips.
To find an apprenticeship please visit: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch
Below adverts are from external organisations. The Careers@Deyes team do not endorse any adverts below, we enclose the adverts for information only.
Young Engineer Programme, UCL London
The Young Engineer Programme brings leading engineers from the most desirable sectors – including electric vehicle design, space engineering, and software app engineering – to UCL to provide you with everything you would seek to gain from work experience in this profession.
Programme Fee: £130/student for the full day. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.
InvestIN Education Internships
InvestIN Education runs programmes which provide Year 11-13 students with a 360 degree experience of life as an investment banker, lawyer, doctor, entrepreneur, journalist, or engineer.
Their programmes are held at both UCL and the University of Manchester. Further information can be found by clicking here.