We’re highlighting the incredible work of engineers 8-12 November as part of Tomorrow’s Engineering Week 2021.
The annual event, now in its ninth year, is an opportunity to challenge stereotypes and change the public perception of engineering, whilst highlighting the many different opportunities available within this exciting industry.
This year, the event is taking inspiration from COP26 Climate Summit, and will look at how engineers and engineering can contribute to tackling climate change and achieving net zero.
It’s not just about hard hats and construction sites!
Training to become an engineer could open up all sorts of exciting and creative career opportunities! Exploring outer space, helping to protect the environment and developing cures for diseases – all of these incredible jobs are the work of engineers!
Dr Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, said: “Young people around the world have come together so powerfully to demand action over climate change. COP26 provides a timely backdrop to show the next generation how they can be part of the solution by choosing engineering careers. Engineering will be central to generating affordable and sustainable energy and solving other global challenges that our changing climate is affecting, like providing access to clean water.
“Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is an opportunity for the engineering community to work together to inspire the next generation of engineers and showcase how careers in engineering, technology, and computing are critical to tackling important issues.”
More about the campaign
TEW was created by the Royal Academy of Engineering and aims to address the significant skills and diversity shortfall hampering the profession. Every year, the UK is short of 59,000 engineers, while only 12% of the professional engineers in the UK are female, and 9% are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
For more information on the campaign, and to show your support visit www.thisisengineering.org.uk and follow @ThisIsEngineering on Instagram.
Here at College we offer a range of enterprising engineering and technology courses and apprenticeships- the perfect choice if you enjoy figuring out how things work and have a curious mind. Take a look.
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