Tomorrow's Engineers toolkit

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Tomorrow's Engineers careers materials

We have a range of fantastic careers materials – including leaflets, posters, postcards, booklets and career route maps –  full of inspiring facts about engineering careers, and information on different routes into engineering.

Our resources are for students at different stages, along with their parents, teachers, STEM Ambassadors and Business Mentors.  


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Guide to embedding careers information and inspiration

Tomorrow's Engineers - Guide to embedding careers information and inspiration into activities, lessons and events

We've developed a guide to support those involved in planning or delivering an engineering careers-focused session, with useful tips on how to engage young people and how to embed careers learning effectively into the session.

Download the PDF  


Tomorrow's Engineers activities

Tomorrow's Engineers activities

Our activities aim to introduce students, aged 11-14, to different sectors of engineering and the principles involved. The challenges are fun and hands-on and can be run easily in the classroom or in science clubs.

Careers resource images/Battery/Status-battery-100-icon - 4 bars.png (96 x 96)Our curriculum-linked activities include resource lists, instructions, discussion topics and information on where you can go for similar activities. We've also included a challenge rating so you can see how much preparation an activity will need.

Take a look at our activities

What do engineers do? Case studies:

What do engineers do? Case studies:

Engineers work on space, computing, environmental, construction, transport projects and much more.

We've put together lots of case studies, often with videos that can be found on our YouTube channel, featuring engineers in different sectors which illuminate and explain to young people what their careers involve.

Take a look at a selection.

Whose Crew Are You? Our careers quiz for young people

Whose Crew Are You? Our careers quiz for young people

From exploring outer space to designing the phone in your pocket, all the best things are made by teams working together - we think of them as crews.

Young people can take our simple quiz to find out which crew they're suited to and find out what jobs they could do.

Links to other practical engineering activities

Links to other practical engineering activities that you can run in school

Apps for Civil Engineers

BBC Bitesize

Engineering Challenges from Tomorrow's Engineers 
These activities introduce engineering principles and examples of engineering challenges in real life. Activity sheets include resource lists, instructions, and information on where you can go for similar activities.

Engineers Without Borders Teaching Resources 
EWB-UK Outreach is a network of students and professional engineers who run free workshops, fesivals and other events at schools and youth groups with the aim of getting young people interested in engineering and STEM subjects

Engineering Education Scheme (England & Scotland) 
for 16/17 yr olds – Real life 6 month STEM projects

First Edition for 11-16 yr olds 
Hands-on STEM activity days

Genetic Engineering 
Resources for schools from The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

Go For SET - environmentally themed 10 week STEM projects for 12-14 year olds

Guardian Teacher Network How to Teach Engineering links

Headstart for 16/17 yr olds – STEM experience courses at university

ICE School resources - activities relating to civil engineering

IET Faraday - Resources for Schools including First Lego League

James Dyson Foundation - resources for teachers

Make a purse with orange cartons

Magnificent Women (and their flying machines)

Practical Action - Schools - Our science, design and technology, and geography resources focus on a whole range of global issues including energy, climate change and disaster risk reduction. These popular free resources for teachers include lesson plans, PowerPoints, activities, posters, challenges, images, videos and games all set within a global context

Primary Engineer

Rolls Royce - resources for schools

Royal Academy of Engineering -Education Links

Saving Lives at Sea through STEM - a RNLI Resource

Science Buddies - Looking for inspiration for a science fair project? In need of fun, at-home science experiments? Science Buddies has over 1,000 Project Ideas in all areas of science.

Siemens UK Education Teaching Resources

Space Scoop - Space Scoops are short news articles about astronomical discoveries, written in a child-friendly language and accompanied by a stunning astronomical image. Space Scoop makes a wonderful tool that can be used in many different settings to teach, share and discuss the latest astronomy news

Teen Tech

TES Engineering Teaching Resources

Tomorrow's Engineers resources and packs

WISE - Discussion workshop on engineering for girls

Young Engineers

CREST Awards from the British Science Association:

Below is a full list of all link schemes and activities accredited by the CREST Awards scheme at Discovery and Bronze Award levels.


IET Faraday Challenge Days: Giving students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems

London Transport Museum Inspire Engineering Days: Take part in the 'Breaking Eggsperiment' and meet practicing ‘Engineering Ambassadors’.

STEMettes Hackathon days: "I came with an idea and left with an app!' These jam-packed days enable girls to learn to code to either solve a problem or make an app

Practical Action - Beat the Flood: Practical Action resources that could be used as a basis for a Discovery day.

National Science + Engineering Week, Community Garden Challenge: Written resource and accompanying videos forms a step-by-step guide to make running the Community garden challenge day easy and straightforward.

Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland Technology Tournament: Teams of four are invited to apply to compete in a full day out of school event to devise and build a solution to an unseen technical task


CITB Construction Skills Sustainable Communities Challenge: Students visit a site and design a 'sustainable community' of 10 houses

The Smallpeice Trust's Engineering Experience courses: Residential opportunities at universities

Science Museum Club Box Kits: Crime Lab and Mission to Mars themed resources

Jaguar Cars Maths in Motion Challenge for Schools: Race a virtual Grand Prix car

STEM Challenges: These Olympics-inspired resources have been revamped to remain relevant post-2012

OPAL surveys for schools: Air, water and biodiversity surveys that can be adapted for CREST

NSEW Challenge Packs: Activities and ideas from the March week celebrating science and technology

WISE Work Experience RAF: Engineering week courses for girls

RAEng Engineering Engagement Project resources: Free support to run engineering activities in schools

The Wellcome Trust - In the Zone: Sporting activity kits sent to schools in 2012

Scientists in Sports - Bronze: Free activity packs supported by GSK tailored to fit CREST

Practical Action - Squashed Tomatoes: Free resources - rise to the challenge transporting tomatoes

Practical Action - Global CREST Challenges: On the topics of water, food, shelter, transport and energy

NPL Water Rocket Challenge: The skies the limit with this annual event

Talent 2030: is a competition aimed at getting girls into engineering

Connecting Classrooms with the British Council: Free resources for Bronze and CREST Star (Megastar) and the chance to link to a school in Bangladesh

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