Tomorrow’s Engineers Week takes place this week (6-10 November 2023) and has already seen thousands of secondary school students across the UK join in the celebrations. The five-day engineering and technology careers event, organised by EngineeringUK, began on Monday 6 November with an inspiring live panel broadcast. It continues throughout the week with a packed programme to excite and inspire students about their future careers.
Now entering its 11th year, the annual celebration sees schools, employers, professional engineering institutions as well as individuals working in engineering and tech come together to bring diverse engineering careers to life for young people.
It is a unique opportunity for students to explore how their skills and passions align with the world of engineering. It will also shine a light on inspirational engineers and technicians reshaping young people’s perceptions of the industry.
Dr Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, said: “Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is a brilliant way for the engineering community to show young people the wonders of modern engineering. We have put together a packed schedule featuring inspiring career stories and diverse role models that show students the exciting opportunities on offer and the many pathways into engineering.
“From T levels placements, apprenticeships and work experience, there are so many ways students can enter the amazing world of engineering. Here at EngineeringUK, we are proud to play our part in ensuring more young people, from all backgrounds, are informed, inspired and progress into engineering and tech careers.”
This year’s celebration began with a free, live interactive broadcast for schools which is now available to watch on demand. Guest engineers from companies such as Space Solar, RWE and Taylor Woodrow shared their insights into the ways engineering is shaping industries such as entertainment, technology and the environment.
Throughout the week, students can immerse themselves in a range of free, curriculum-linked activities to excite them about the variety of options on offer. An online panel of engineers from a range of exciting industries will be answering questions on the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week website throughout the week. Engineers will also be sharing their stories on social media with a different theme each day of the week. They include turn your passion into a career, meet the future you, local careers, global impact and think like an engineer.
The hope is that many more students across the country continue to be inspired by the event. As a teacher commented: “Witnessing how inspired and motivated my students were as a result of this event, I was reminded of how crucial it is for young people to have access to varied learning opportunities such as these.”
To find out more about how to get involved in Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, please visit www.teweek.org.uk and join the conversation on social media using #TEWeek23.