Putting engineering in the 'public eye'

Posted on 30 Oct 2017 and read 515 times
Putting engineering in the 'public eye'The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and ITN Productions have launched a news and current affairs-style programme called Engineering the Next Generation, which explores the challenges, careers and future
of modern engineering in the UK.

The IET said: “With the Government announcing £229 million of industrial strategy investment, Engineering the Next Generation brings to life the opportunities and challenges the sector in the UK faces, the changes in policy and the long-term impact on the UK economy.

The programme showcases the work being done to attract future generations to engineering and the diverse range of jobs available in this sector, many of which are unknown to career-seekers.

The programme also looks into how work experience and apprenticeships play a vital role in attracting the younger generation into a rewarding career in engineering.”

The programme includes interviews with Alison Carr (director of governance and policy at the IET) and Great British Bake Off star Andrew Smyth.

It also includes stories from leading organisations, including Bosch UK, EPSRC,G-Research, Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd, National Composites Centre, NM Group, Reaction Engine Ltd, Thales, TTP plc and the University of Strathclyde.

Ms Carr said: “Our new on-line programme Engineering the Next Generation addresses the challenges we are facing in the engineering and technology industry; it also showcases the huge range of exciting and rewarding opportunities that engineering presents.

"Engineers are creators, inventors and innovators, and we hope this programme inspires the next generation of talent, who will play a vital role in shaping our future.”

Engineering the Next Generation can be viewed at the Web site (www.theiet.org/itn).

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