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Hilary blogs for The Engineer – diverse routes can lead to diverse engineers

Hilary blogs for The Engineer – diverse routes can lead to diverse engineers

18 Mar 2021

In this month's blog Hilary encourages the engineering community to step up efforts to encourage young people from underrepresented groups to consider a career in engineering.

Virtual museum to showcase engineering innovation

Virtual museum to showcase engineering innovation

03 Mar 2021

As a strategic partner in This is Engineering, we are proud to support the development of a new virtual Museum of Engineering Innovation

Hilary's February blog - boost diversity by removing hidden bias from job ads

Hilary's February blog - boost diversity by removing hidden bias from job ads

10 Feb 2021

In this month's blog Hilary reflects on the measures employers can take to boost diversity.

Institute of Water gives platform to Black voices

Institute of Water gives platform to Black voices

08 Feb 2021

The Institute of Water has released its first Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) report

Help schools and colleges shape futures

Help schools and colleges shape futures

26 Jan 2021

Volunteer as an Enterprise Adviser (EA) and partner with a secondary school or college

New website to help inspire the next generation of diverse engineers

New website to help inspire the next generation of diverse engineers

19 Jan 2021

Tomorrow’s Engineers brings together free advice and guidance to support practitioners in providing young people with engineering careers inspiration.

Research reveals hidden gender bias in job adverts

Research reveals hidden gender bias in job adverts

15 Jan 2021

Openreach has analysed the impact of hidden biases in language used in job adverts.

EngineeringUK responds to Spending Review

EngineeringUK responds to Spending Review

25 Nov 2020

'EngineeringUK welcomes the confirmation in the Spending Review of large-scale infrastructure investment starting next year and the ongoing commitment around Net Zero and a green economy.’

Winners of the tomorrow’s engineers week big quiz revealed

Winners of the tomorrow’s engineers week big quiz revealed

20 Nov 2020

Two schools have been announced as the winners of big prizes in the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Quiz.

Plans revealed for online hub to help inspire tomorrow’s engineers

Plans revealed for online hub to help inspire tomorrow’s engineers

06 Nov 2020

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, now in its eighth year, has come to a close with the announcement of a new online hub to provide information and guidance...

Covid career dream changers search for answers

Covid career dream changers search for answers

02 Nov 2020

A generation of young people are rapidly reassessing their career dreams according to research released to mark the start of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2020 (#TEWeek20).

The Big Bang goes digital for 2021

The Big Bang goes digital for 2021

09 Oct 2020

For this academic year, the Big Bang programme will be delivered digitally

NEPC Spending Review

NEPC Spending Review

30 Sep 2020

In a joint paper compiled by the NEPC, over 40 engineering organisations representing more than 450,000 UK engineers recommend that the government invests in its proposed actions to help decarbonise the economy.

Our careers, our future: STEM careers provision and young people

Our careers, our future: STEM careers provision and young people

30 Sep 2020

EngineeringUK has published a research briefing on young people’s experiences and perspectives of careers provision and engineering.

Neon launches to help teachers to source Covid-secure engineering outreach activities

Neon launches to help teachers to source Covid-secure engineering outreach activities

29 Sep 2020

With three-quarters of young people having engaged in no formal careers activities during lockdown, the new online platform helps teachers to deliver engineering careers experiences in a Covid-secure way

Engineering bodies join forces to host party conference fringe events

Engineering bodies join forces to host party conference fringe events

21 Sep 2020

The events take place ahead of the Government’s 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review.

The Tomorrow's Engineers Code

The Tomorrow's Engineers Code

02 Sep 2020

Find out more about the virtual launch event in October.

Hilary's August Blog -  Job certainty, career aspirations and Covid-19

Hilary's August Blog - Job certainty, career aspirations and Covid-19

26 Aug 2020

Find out more about Hilary's blog for this month.

Covid-19 widens gender gap on engineering and tech career choices

Covid-19 widens gender gap on engineering and tech career choices

06 Aug 2020

New research suggests that for young people in particular, the Covid-19 pandemic is deepening gender differences in career aspirations in engineering or technology.

Big Bang Digital watched by thousands of students

Big Bang Digital watched by thousands of students

28 Jul 2020

The event was watched live by almost 28,000 viewers and viewed by up to 50,000 young people across 24 hours

Hilary's July Blog - Covid-19 and the impact on the engineering industry

Hilary's July Blog - Covid-19 and the impact on the engineering industry

28 Jul 2020

Find out more about Hilary's blog for this month.

New research report and dashboards for 2020

New research report and dashboards for 2020

23 Jul 2020

Educational Pathways into Engineering and Engineering Insights dashboards just published.

Big Bang Digital 2020

Big Bang Digital 2020

02 Jul 2020

The Big Bang is Back! Only this time it's going digital....

5-minute briefing: Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

5-minute briefing: Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

23 Jun 2020

We spoke with our new Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to take a closer look at our EDI strategy.

New platform to help teachers discover brilliant engineering experiences

New platform to help teachers discover brilliant engineering experiences

28 May 2020

A new digital platform that brings together quality engineering outreach opportunities and inspiring careers resources is being piloted with teachers.

GSK UK Young Engineer & GSK Young Scientist of the Year 2020 announced

GSK UK Young Engineer & GSK Young Scientist of the Year 2020 announced

16 Apr 2020

Students from London and Sevenoaks, Kent take top prizes in The Big Bang Competition!

Tomorrow's Engineers Zone

Tomorrow's Engineers Zone

16 Apr 2020

We are looking for engineers to take part in the online Tomorrow's Engineers Zone, between 27 April and 20 July.

Supporting the fight against COVID-19

Supporting the fight against COVID-19

26 Mar 2020

The government is looking for businesses across the UK to help make NHS ventilators and ventilator components.

The Big Bang UK Young Scientist and Engineers Fair 2020

The Big Bang UK Young Scientist and Engineers Fair 2020

06 Mar 2020

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair has announced today that this year’s Fair - due to take place 11 to 14 March 2020 - has been cancelled.

5-minute briefing: Social Mobility

5-minute briefing: Social Mobility

04 Mar 2020

Dr. Mollie Bourne is Research and Impact Manager at EngineeringUK. She tells us about her research work on social mobility within the engineering sector.

5-minute briefing: National Apprenticeship Week 2020

5-minute briefing: National Apprenticeship Week 2020

04 Feb 2020

Jessica Wright is Finance Apprentice here at EngineeringUK. To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2020, she talks about her experience.

5-minute briefing: EngineeringUK 2020

5-minute briefing: EngineeringUK 2020

31 Jan 2020

Hear from EngingeeringUK Chief Executive Hilary Leevers about her highlights in the year since she joined, the organisation's priorities for 2020 and much more.

5-minute briefing: Head of People

5-minute briefing: Head of People

22 Jan 2020

We spoke with our Head of People Rosie Shimell to delve into how we embed EngineeringUK values into our working culture and the benefits of being on the team.

Slime sessions soothe teens' stress

Slime sessions soothe teens' stress

21 Jan 2020

The Big Bang Fair introduces 'Slime Sessions' to help young people explore STEM with the bonus of helping them to de-stress – calming chemistry in action.

Annual survey reveals young people’s, teachers’ and parents’ attitudes to engineering

Annual survey reveals young people’s, teachers’ and parents’ attitudes to engineering

20 Jan 2020

The Engineering Brand Monitor is an annual survey carried out by EngineeringUK, and this year’s results provide cause for optimism

5-minute briefing: Business and Industry Team

5-minute briefing: Business and Industry Team

14 Jan 2020

Joanna Henderson Abraham works on our Business and Industry team. We share her thoughts on her work and its importance in inspiring the next generation of engineers.

National Engineering Policy Centre open letter to the Prime Minister

National Engineering Policy Centre open letter to the Prime Minister

19 Dec 2019

The National Engineering Policy Centre has published an open letter to the Prime Minister outlining key priorities for the new government.

EngineeringUK is calling for Board Members

EngineeringUK is calling for Board Members

19 Dec 2019

EngineeringUK is looking for new Board Members to help us achieve our ambition to inspire tomorrow’s engineers and grow the size and diversity of the talent pool for engineering.

Are you our next Independent Audit Risk and Investment Committee Member?

Are you our next Independent Audit Risk and Investment Committee Member?

16 Dec 2019

EngineeringUK has 2 upcoming vacancies for independent members of its Audit, Risk and Investment Committee.

Call for volunteers from diverse backgrounds

Call for volunteers from diverse backgrounds

02 Dec 2019

EngineeringUK is seeking enthusiastic STEM professionals from wide-ranging backgrounds to volunteer across one of its programmes for young people.

UK’s largest celebration of STEM, The Big Bang Fair, announces new series of regional events

UK’s largest celebration of STEM, The Big Bang Fair, announces new series of regional events

29 Nov 2019

Schools and families will have the chance to be inspired by scientists and engineers on their doorstep with a new series of regional events announced today by the organisers of The Big Bang Fair, the country’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people.

Interactive dashboards now available: Gender disparity in engineering

Interactive dashboards now available: Gender disparity in engineering

25 Nov 2019

We have released a series of interactive online dashboards which allow you to explore data from a range of sources.

Big Bang announces VIP judges for 2020 competition

Big Bang announces VIP judges for 2020 competition

21 Nov 2019

The Big Bang Competition has pulled together some of the most exciting personalities in science and engineering from a diverse range professional backgrounds to judge the UK Finals in March 2020.

IET releases 2019 Skills and Demand in Industry Survey

IET releases 2019 Skills and Demand in Industry Survey

18 Nov 2019

In-depth survey reveals that the UK engineering and technology workforce is growing but there are increasing concerns over skills gaps and diversity.

Engineer from London on mission to make people's homes safe

Engineer from London on mission to make people's homes safe

08 Nov 2019

Hiba Khan handpicked for her work using engineering to make people safe from flooding

Engineer from London on a mission to beat cancer

Engineer from London on a mission to beat cancer

07 Nov 2019

Rebecca Shipley handpicked for her work using computational modelling to predict effectiveness of cancer drugs

EngineeringUK supports campaign to change the image of engineering

EngineeringUK supports campaign to change the image of engineering

06 Nov 2019

This is Engineering Day pledges to address the misrepresentation of engineers and engineering online and in popular culture.

Engineer from Surrey on mission to give those affected by dementia their independence

Engineer from Surrey on mission to give those affected by dementia their independence

06 Nov 2019

Severin Skillman handpicked for his work using engineering to provide technology to support those affected by dementia

Engineer from Glasgow on mission to make swimming inclusive

Engineer from Glasgow on mission to make swimming inclusive

05 Nov 2019

Ellen Harper handpicked for her work making swimming pools accessible to all

British engineers inspire new generation by focusing on nation’s health and wellbeing

British engineers inspire new generation by focusing on nation’s health and wellbeing

04 Nov 2019

Engineers are key to helping the nation keep healthy and well - from helping find cures for cancer and keeping people safe at sea to helping dementia patients.

Engineer from Aberystwyth on mission to save lives

Engineer from Aberystwyth on mission to save lives

04 Nov 2019

Rhodri Lewis chosen as one of the five Engineers On A Mission for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2019

New Robotics Challenge to focus on the environment

New Robotics Challenge to focus on the environment

30 Oct 2019

Over 550 schools are set to take part in this year’s Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge

Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair 2020

Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair 2020

29 Oct 2019

Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair 2020 and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers!

Snack to the future

Snack to the future

08 Oct 2019

Pizzas of 2069 will be made using insect-based flour, mozzarella made from reverse-engineered milk and lab-grown meat.

UK-wide assembly to focus on engineers on a health and wellbeing mission

UK-wide assembly to focus on engineers on a health and wellbeing mission

04 Oct 2019

Hundreds of engineers on a mission are set to star in Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (4-8 November 2019, #TEWeek19)

Be part of the community tackling the big issues in engineering

Be part of the community tackling the big issues in engineering

26 Sep 2019

Want to collaborate to inspire young engineers? By working together, we can deliver greater impact. A Code of Practice is being developed to co-ordinate the UK’s engineering-inspiration programmes.

National STEM champions win European prize

National STEM champions win European prize

26 Sep 2019

Winners of the GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year from Loughborough Schools Foundation in the East Midlands have won an award at a prestigious European science competition - EUCYS (EU Contest for Young Scientists) - held in Sofia, Bulgaria.

New quiz inspires future engineers

New quiz inspires future engineers

24 Sep 2019

'Meet the Future You' quizzes young people on their skills and interests to identify different areas of engineering they might enjoy working in and aims to highlight that engineering is open to everyone.

National STEM champions to compete for European crown

National STEM champions to compete for European crown

12 Sep 2019

The GSK UK Young Engineers and Scientist of the Year will compete to become European young science champions at EUCYS in Sofia, Bulgaria from 13-18 September.

5-minute briefing: The Big Bang Competition

5-minute briefing: The Big Bang Competition

10 Sep 2019

The Big Bang Competition recognises and rewards young people’s science and engineering project work and identifies the GSK UK Young Engineer and GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year. Here Amy Lawrence, who coordinates The Competition, gives her view on what makes it special.

Thousands of young people set to take part in Tomorrow's Engineers Week Big Assembly

Thousands of young people set to take part in Tomorrow's Engineers Week Big Assembly

05 Sep 2019

At the heart of Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2019 will be a “Big Assembly” where around 50,000 young people are expected to take part in the same school assembly at the same time.

Engineers urged to get involved in Tomorrow's Engineers Week

Engineers urged to get involved in Tomorrow's Engineers Week

05 Sep 2019

Now in its seventh year, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week provides a unique opportunity for engineers, employers, universities and schools to showcase how engineers working in all sectors are on a mission to make the world a better place.

5-minute briefing: EngineeringUK

5-minute briefing: EngineeringUK

29 Aug 2019

Dr Hilary Leevers has been in post as Chief Executive of EngineeringUK since January 2019. We caught up with her to find out more about her and her vision for the organisation.

Engineering profession calls for action to secure the UK’s future economy and society

Engineering profession calls for action to secure the UK’s future economy and society

27 Aug 2019

The National Engineering Policy Centre has published a manifesto for a prosperous and secure economy and society, calling on government to work with them to invest in skills, innovation, digital and traditional infrastructure, and clean energy technologies.

Wanted: engineers to share career stories

Wanted: engineers to share career stories

15 Aug 2019

EngineeringUK is on the lookout for early career engineers, engineering technicians or apprentices who are interested in sharing the story of their job and the route that got them started. The career stories will help to inspire the next generation of engineers to consider a role in engineering.

Call for “Real Jobs” Case Studies

Call for “Real Jobs” Case Studies

13 Aug 2019

Tomorrow’s Engineers is asking early career engineers, technicians and engineering apprentices to tell the story of their job

5-minute briefing: Engineering Brand Monitor

5-minute briefing: Engineering Brand Monitor

08 Aug 2019

New Research department team member Luke Armitage, Senior Research Analyst, tells us about his work.

International Award for UK’s Young Engineer Champions

International Award for UK’s Young Engineer Champions

05 Aug 2019

Winners of the GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year have won a silver award at an international science competition in China.

Sounds a good idea!

Sounds a good idea!

23 Jul 2019

The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) is asking acoustics engineers to enter videos to a new challenge to encourage young people into STEM.

GSK host winners of The Big Bang Competition at their HQ to learn about the science and engineering behind healthcare

GSK host winners of The Big Bang Competition at their HQ to learn about the science and engineering behind healthcare

23 Jul 2019

Three winners of the top prizes in The Big Bang Competition 2019 have just completed work experience at GSK’s headquarters in Ware, where they got a taste of what it’s like to work in a global healthcare company and received an Industrial Cadet Award.

National Young Engineer Champions to Compete in China

National Young Engineer Champions to Compete in China

23 Jul 2019

The winners of the GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year will be competing in one of the biggest international science competitions in China.

Robotics teacher award

Robotics teacher award

16 Jul 2019

On 26 and 27 June, 6 teachers from schools across the UK took part in 2 inspiring days at Cambridge University.

Engineers on a mission set to be focus of Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2019

Engineers on a mission set to be focus of Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2019

10 Jul 2019

Initial plans for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2019 (4-8 November 2019, #TEWeek19) have been announced, focusing on the impact engineers make on the nation’s health and wellbeing.

5-minute briefing: Big Bang Near Me

5-minute briefing: Big Bang Near Me

08 Jul 2019

Arran Goodchild, who manages the Big Bang Near Me, a UK-wide programme of events that distil the wonder, interactivity and inspiration of the UK Fair to showcase STEM careers to even more young people nationwide, gives his view on what makes it special.

New summary highlights key facts and figures for Engineering UK report

New summary highlights key facts and figures for Engineering UK report

27 Jun 2019

A summary document that pulls together all the new 2019 data for the State of Engineering report has been brought together for the first time.

Bright ideas for future energy

Bright ideas for future energy

21 Jun 2019

An innovative approach to generating energy has seen a team from Atrium Studio School, Newton Abbot, crowned National Champions of The Bright Ideas Challenge.

Outstanding volunteers recognised by EngineeringUK

Outstanding volunteers recognised by EngineeringUK

07 Jun 2019

Over 40 inspirational volunteers were recognised at a celebratory annual awards ceremony at the IET Birmingham: Austin Court as part of Volunteers Week 2019.

Engineers remain on UK skills shortage list

Engineers remain on UK skills shortage list

30 May 2019

Following a review by the Migration Advisory Committee, a range of engineering roles have been included in the recommended Shortage Occupation List (SOL).

New careers guide for STEM professionals to inspire tomorrow's engineers

New careers guide for STEM professionals to inspire tomorrow's engineers

20 May 2019

'Getting the message across' is a top tips guide for anyone who provides engineering outreach activities in schools.

EngineeringUK welcomes new partnership to address the STEM skills gap

EngineeringUK welcomes new partnership to address the STEM skills gap

14 May 2019

A new partnership that aims to provide coordinated action to inspire more young people – in particular more girls – to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has been launched.

Top tips for inspiring young people to choose engineering as a career

Top tips for inspiring young people to choose engineering as a career

29 Apr 2019

EngineeringUK has released a new guide to help school ambassadors to deliver exciting activities and help encourage young people to consider engineering as a career choice.

Big Bang Fair 2019 Highlights

Big Bang Fair 2019 Highlights

29 Mar 2019

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair 2019 welcomed 80,000 people, including more than 62,000 young people over its 4 days earlier this month.

21st century engineering wonders revealed

21st century engineering wonders revealed

27 Mar 2019

The This is Engineering campaign has worked with young engineers to identify 7 wonders of modern engineering.

Students Master Robots To Win Prestigious UK Competition

Students Master Robots To Win Prestigious UK Competition

19 Mar 2019

The winning team from Torquay Academy, Devon competed against hundreds of other students across the country to vie for the top prize.

GSK UK Young Scientist & GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year 2019 announced

GSK UK Young Scientist & GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year 2019 announced

15 Mar 2019

Students from St Mary’s College and Loughborough Schools Foundation take top prizes in The Big Bang Competition

They're swimming in it

They're swimming in it

11 Mar 2019

British synchronised swimmers attempt routine in a pool full of plastic to highlight the challenges facing marine life and the young people looking to STEM to help solve them

5-minute briefing: National Apprenticeship Week 2019

5-minute briefing: National Apprenticeship Week 2019

04 Mar 2019

Jessica Wright, EngineeringUK Finance Apprentice talks about her experience to mark National Apprenticeship Week 2019.

Request for survey participation

Request for survey participation

22 Feb 2019

We would like to invite all young people aged 15-17 studying in England to take part in our survey.

New data resources released

New data resources released

19 Feb 2019

We have launched a new data resource that describes how engineering impacts UK society – from the economic contribution of engineering to the composition of its workforce.

Jacobs partners with Women in Nuclear UK to advance gender equality

Jacobs partners with Women in Nuclear UK to advance gender equality

14 Feb 2019

Jacobs is partnering with Women in Nuclear (WiN) UK to strengthen inclusion, diversity and gender equality in the sector.

Inquiry into employer support for youth employment

Inquiry into employer support for youth employment

14 Feb 2019

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Youth Employment is currently undertaking an inquiry into employer support for youth employment.

EngineeringUK welcomes new skills review

EngineeringUK welcomes new skills review

30 Jan 2019

Engineering Skills for the Future - the 2013 Perkins review revisited, argues the UK education system cannot produce enough engineers to support the economy

AI think it's all over

AI think it's all over

23 Jan 2019

Non-league Wingate & Finchley FC employs AI football coach to inspire kids through STEM