Siemen's engineering apprentices help build the next generation of wind turbines

Siemen’s engineering apprentices help build the next generation of wind turbines. Picture: National Apprenticeship Service

Engineering is big business. And it’s vital to the future of our nation’s economy.

And according to EngineeringUK, engineering companies will have 2.74 million job openings between 2010 and 2020 so it should be a major consideration for any school leaver.

However far too few school children, particularly girls, are choosing the GCSEs, A-Levels, Apprenticeships, degrees or other routes that will lead to engineering careers.

That’s why we’re proud to be working with engineering specialists from Tribe PR and On Broadcast‘s team – along with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), major engineering employers and institutions – to encourage more young people to pursue careers in engineering.

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek13) takes place from 4-8th November 2013 and aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers.  The campaign will challenge outdated negative perceptions about engineering careers, particularly amongst women, and demonstrate the relevance of engineering to young people’s everyday lives.

Engineering is vital to the success of the nation’s economy and not enough people realise the sheer breadth and depth of engineering careers available. From sound engineers to the stars to ice cream scientists and fashion designers, engineers are an integral part of the fabric of our society.