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EngineeringUK is a not-for-profit organisation passionate about inspiring the next generation of engineers and creating a diverse future workforce that enables the UK to thrive.

Engineering is a varied, stimulating and valuable career and we need to work harder than ever to ensure that it is accessible for this generation of young people – for their own life chances and so that we have the diverse and insightful workforce we need.

We work in partnership with the engineering community to inspire tomorrow’s engineers and increase the number and diversity of young people choosing academic and vocational pathways into engineering.

In our schools outreach we prioritise and tailor our offer to engage students from groups underrepresented in engineering. We offer bursaries to break down barriers to participation and consult with teachers and young people to refine and improve our offer to them.

Idea To Career

Take a look at the new ‘From idea to career’ booklet to find out more about different types of engineering, which subjects are useful, what you might learn about, what people who work in these areas do and how you could make a difference.


Engineering Careers - Why choose engineering?

5 reasons to work in engineering and technology

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Ask questions about engineering careers!

Join us between 9.30 and 10.30am on Thursday 9 March when our careers team will be running a live Q&A all about engineering careers over on Neon Twitter. Ask your questions ahead of time for a chance to have them answered in the session, using #askengineeringcareers

Learn more about engineering careers

The Big Bang Competition

Inspire inquisitive minds to think big, challenge facts, ask questions and invent solutions with the UK’s top annual science and engineering competition. Young people are amazing – help them shine and change the world.

The Big Bang Challenge

Build a STEM project in easy step-by-steps using The Big Bang Challenge!

The Challenge is an inspiring project resource, for students aged 11 to 18, of all abilities, to guide them through the stages of STEM project work. 

Whether you have 1 hour, several days or even a few weeks to work on a project, there’s plenty to get stuck in with, and practise working like a STEM professional. Young people can build on existing ideas to create their own unique project, solving a real-world issue.

The Big Bang Fair

The Big Bang Fair is returning for another year of exciting, interactive activities and STEM inspiration. The Fair is free to attend, and will take place at The NEC in Birmingham on 21 to 23 June 2023.

Big Bang at School

Does your school need some Big Bang magic? Host an inspiring STEM day filled with amazing science and engineering activities, workshops and project work. Could your students be future app designers, athletes, astronauts or artists? Help them get creative and find their flair for STEM.