Read, watch and be inspired by the stories of careers in engineering below.
A Thames tide-y up
Civil engineers have a major impact on the environment and the world around us. Sue and her team are helping to build an enormous new tunnel under London to divert the 39 tonnes of sewage that currently flow into the River Thames every year.
Patrolling for petroleum
We use energy for electricity and fuel every day and Hani Baluch helps power all our energy needs. Hani Baluch works out in the field as a graduate petroleum engineer for BP, putting safety procedures into place to maximise oil and gas production from wells.
Patty Srinath works in the Digital Sports department at the Nike headquarters. She uses her engineering knowledge and her love of sports to make brand new gadgets to track and measure our fitness!
Making a house a home
Angela Malynn is a mechanical engineer, bringing buildings to life so we can live and work in them - from offices to train stations to swimming pools
London's underground railway is 150 years old this year and Ian Rawlings has to use all his engineering experience to keep trains moving as well as updating the trains, tracks and signalling systems at the same time - a difficult, important and rewarding job!
Waving the flag for renewable energy
The UK has fantastic natural coastal resources to make renewable energy that doesn't use up fossil fuels with high carbon emissions. Find out how Joe harnesses the power of the waves in job in Orkney, Scotland.
A Practical Apprentice
Emily is 18 years old and in the third year of her apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce.
A photo finish
James Bonnar is an engineering manager who works on large television outside broadcasts, including the London 2012 Olympics, where he helped to make London look fantastic on televisions across the world...
Going loco for cocoa
Engineers working in a chocolate factory, like Aoibheann Hurley, design, assemble and improve production lines to make great chocolate on a large scale.
If Willy Wonka was an engineer, he might have a job like Rob Sharpley. Rob has been working to increase the amount of chocolate that his factory can produce in an energy efficient way.
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