Upcoming Careers Events

Global Goals Hackathon

September 8th – 9th 2018
The 2030hub are supporting iamtheCODE’s return to Liverpool this September and we would like to invite you to join ourselves, global leader and award winner Marieme Jamme and Unilever for an amazing inspirational event created for girls.
iamtheCODE’s mission is to build a generation of 1 million women and girls coders by 2030. Through technology and digital literacy training, they are tackling the current global STEM skills shortage, especially in marginalised communities.
The Global Goals Hackathon event is on September 8th and 9th for girls from all backgrounds and experiences of coding (from none upwards) aged 11 – 18.
For more information about attending please email:
Mariéme Jamme (Founder of iamtheCODE) via marieme@iamthecode.org or
David Connor (Founder of 2030hub) via david.connor@the2030hub.com

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.

We will regularly be sharing videos about careers in Engineering that you may not be aware of, or may have not previously considered.  Please take a few minutes to watch these videos and discover the possibilities at your fingertips.  If you would like any further information about careers in Engineering you can speak to the Careers@Deyes team, or visit http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/ or https://thisisengineering.org.uk/

Engineering: A Career for All

This post focusses on Women in Engineering, however, Engineering is a career available to both males and females.

On 23rd June every year, it is international Women in Engineering Day. International Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry.

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.

Extra credit

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:

Apprenticeship Awareness

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.