New engineering careers booklet a hit with teachers and advisers

Apr 3, 2017


Orders for a new Tomorrow’s Engineers careers booklet, From idea to career, which explores 12 areas of engineering, have reached over 32,000 in the first fortnight since publication on 15 March 2017.

Designed for pupils aged 14 and above, the free booklet offers an overview of several different types of engineering. It outlines which subjects are useful, what they might learn about, what people who work in these areas do and how much they can earn.

Created in conjunction with the relevant Professional Engineering Institutions, the booklet looks at where the jobs might be in ten years' time for people with STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills. From developing commercial space travel and managing cyber security to meeting global energy demands and designing a new breed of surgical robots; engineers will be at the forefront of tech innovation.

EngineeringUK’s Head of Careers, Eleanor Eyre, who coordinated the publication, said: ‘I am delighted that From idea to career is proving so popular. The aim was to create a concise resource that gives young people a real insight into engineering careers and the different ways to get into them. I hope it will support careers conversations and inspire more people to consider putting their skills to use in engineering.’

From idea to career, explore 12 areas of engineering is the latest booklet in the Tomorrow’s Engineers suite of careers materials. The choice of disciplines was based on data on the most common engineering degree courses. All Tomorrow’s Engineers resources are available to order or download free of charge from


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Tomorrow's Engineers quality careers resources provide clear, consistent information for young people, their teachers, advisers and parents. The resources are developed in conjunction with the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Physics. All resources are free of charge and can be downloaded or ordered in hard copy.

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