More than 8,000 young people across the UK have taken part in The Big Quiz for students aged 11 to 16, which remains open until 14:00 on 12 November. Schools whose students complete the online quiz are in with the chance of winning 1 of 2 £1,000 prizes.
The Week, now in its eighth year, has seen engineering institutions, employers and schools coming together to deliver inspiring activity to show young people the vital importance of engineering careers and deliver advice about how to become an engineer in the future.
This included the Royal Academy of Engineering’s annual This is Engineering Day on Wednesday 4 November, celebrating the engineering that shapes our world for the better.
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week follows the news that a generation of young people are rapidly reassessing their career dreams following COVID-19. Over one in five 11 to 19 year olds agreed that what they want to do as a career has changed (22%) and 30% agreed that what career they can do has changed as a result of the pandemic.1
Dr Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, commented:
“We would like to thank the thousands of schools, employers and professional engineering institutions that have come together to make Tomorrow’s Engineers Week a huge success.
“Let’s build on this week of collective activity to ensure that all young people get the support they need to be inspired by and understand more about the thousands of future engineering roles available in infrastructure, decarbonisation and maintenance projects to upgrade our hospitals, schools and road network, make public buildings greener and help the UK achieve its aspirations of achieving Net Zero by 2050.”
1 “Our Careers, Our Future” is available to download from EngineeringUK: https://www.engineeringuk.com/research/briefings/our-careers-our-future-stem-careers-provision-and-young-people/ page 4.