Inspiring the next generation of engineers

Tomorrow’s Engineers has launched a new careers presentation titled Make a difference – be an engineer to help teachers, advisers and employers showcase engineering to young people.

Tomorrow's Engineers helping young people get a career in engineering.

Specifically designed for students aged 11 to 14, the presentation encourages them to consider engineering and gives a sense of the range of career opportunities across different sectors.

It uses real engineers to bring the industry to life and carries the message that engineers can improve people's lives and solve problems around the world. Developed with input from teachers and industry professionals and in collaboration with the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Physics, the presentation challenges stereotypical ideas of engineering.

While it is easy to use, a guide has been developed to help presenters get the most out of their opportunity to showcase engineering careers to young people. Presenters are encouraged to add in their own experiences. There are also links to online videos of engineers talking about their work.

The presentation and guidelines are free to download from

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