Frequently Asked Questions


What is Tomorrow’s Engineers Week?

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week shines a spotlight on engineers and engineering careers. It is an opportunity to highlight to young people the incredible things engineers work on and the range of jobs available in the industry.

When is Tomorrow’s Engineers Week?

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week takes place annually in November. The week took place 7-11 November 2016


Why is Tomorrow's Engineers Week Important?

The engineering industry needs more talented people, in fact it needs 182,000 each year. By showcasing the various career opportunities and highlighting the different ways that engineers shape our world, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week aims to get young people of all backgrounds, girls and boys, excited about what engineering has to offer. Inspiring the next generation of engineers will help secure UK engineering’s position as a global leader.

Who is Tomorrow's Engineers Week for?

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is for everyone, but focuses on capturing the imagination of young people.

Where can I connect with Tomorrow's Engineers Week?

Tomorrow’s Engineers is very well connected:

Twitter - @Tomorrows_Eng#TEWeek16
Facebook - /TomorrowsEngineers
YouTube - /TomorrowsEngineers – check out the #TEWeek playlists
Instagram - /tomorrowsengineers

What activities can I do during Tomorrow's Engineers Week?

Each year schools, universities, companies, professional institution, clubs and individual engineers find creative ways to shine a spotlight on engineering careers during Tomorrow’s Engineers Week. Here are just a few ideas. To find out about what went on last year, see here.

Find out if you have what it takes to be an engineer with the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week YouTube bootcamp series

Link in to social media to meet our ‘hidden engineers’

Use our interactive careers presentation to showcase engineering to young people

Try out one of our hands-on engineering activities

Organise an inspiring event

Host a live online Q&A

Make an engineering video

Is there anything happening near me during Tomorrow's Engineers Week?

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week sees lots of events happening in schools and workplaces across the UK.  We’ll post details of public events on Twitter using #TEWeek16.

We’re also teaming up with some great places across the UK to create some special Tomorrow’s Engineers Week worksheets for you to enjoy when you visit. 

How can I share details of my plans for Tomorrow's Engineers Week?

Whether you’re hosting an event, getting creative online or taking on a challenge, we’d love to hear about your plans for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week. 

Share details using #TEWeek16

Follow @Tomorrows_Eng on Twitter

Tweet to us

Or just Direct Message us

Or send an email to us at



What resources are there to support Tomorrow's Engineers Week?

We have ready-made hands-on activities as well as careers resources ready for you to download and use (or order). You could give a presentation with our popular Make a difference – be an engineer PowerPoint, stick up our “10 reasons to become a scientist or engineer” poster or perhaps plan a session around how engineers save lives in the aftermath of a natural disaster

Engineering facts and stats

Ready-made hands-on activities

Guide to delivering engineering careers activities

Tomorrow’s Engineers careers resources

Make a difference – be an engineer PowerPoint

10 reasons to become a scientist or engineer poster

Save lives as an engineer poster and teacher’s guide

Video case studies

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week video blogs

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week logos

Press release templates

Sample tweets and Facebook posts

What has previously happened during Tomorrow's Engineers Week?

There have been events, challenges and activities, open days, Q&As and Twitter take-overs. We’ve brought together some of our favourites in the storify links below.

Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2015 >> Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2014 >> Tomorrow's Engineers Week launch 2013 >>