Tomorrow’s Engineers Week returned for its 11th year on 6 to 10 November 2023.
Students were able to get immersed in a range of free, curriculum-linked activities throughout the week to excite them about the variety of options open to them, with each of the days focusing on:
- Monday: Live broadcast - industry experts shared their inspiration and career insights, revealing how engineering is shaping the world of entertainment, technology and the environment today
- Tuesday: Turn your passion into a career - students learned how engineers have turned their passions into a career, helping challenge perceptions that engineering isn’t a creative field
- Wednesday: Meet the future you - using the Meet the Future You engineering careers quiz, students explored 3 broad career areas and for each, 3 specific jobs that might be a good match
- Thursday: Local career, global impact - students learned how engineering careers can help solve global challenges by looking at the work of sustainable engineering firms
- Friday: Think like an engineer - students addressed the problems they care about by getting creative to enter The Big Bang Competition
This year's Tomorrow's Engineers Week (6 to 10 November) was an opportunity to help students explore the alignment of their skills and passions with the world of engineering and to shine a light on inspirational engineers and technicians, reshaping young people's perceptions of the industry.
Tomorrow's Engineers Week challenged stereotypes and supported the broader STEM mission of exciting more young minds about engineering careers. It also introduced young people to companies they may not be aware of who are contributing to the UK's engineering landscape and in doing so provided valuable support to your organisation by cultivating future talent.
This toolkit is still available and contains great ways to celebrate your industry, amongst many other details what went on during the week.
National Engineering Day
1 November 2023 was National Engineering Day (formerly This is Engineering Day), a day that aimed to make the UK’s engineers and engineering more visible and to celebrate how they improve everyday lives and shape the world around us.
Run by the Royal Academy of Engineering, National Engineering Day celebrated engineers across the country who are working on projects and products that are improving lives.