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ENGINEERING@WORK shows young people how exciting and diverse engineering can be. Secondary schools in Berkshire and Hampshire will receive hands-on activity kits to help students realise the true scope of career opportunities in engineering. Students will learn how to design, build and apply engineering knowledge to create their own hydraulic pumps, wind turbines, as well as jewellery and rockets.


The STEM@WORK team provide a twilight training session for teachers to set up their own engineering projects in their school, with resources and practical support, empowering teachers with the knowledge and enthusiasm to get STEM working in their school.  


Students will explore different aspects of engineering, building teamwork, technical, communication and analytical skills all while learning about the range of career opportunities available in engineering. 


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“ENGINEERING@WORK project is a fantastic example of the kind of projects the EEGS scheme aims to promote. The UK is facing a critical engineering skills shortage and showing young people how creative and exciting engineering can be, is a key way of inspiring the engineers of tomorrow.”

Dr Colin Brown

Chief Executive of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

“Our mission is to empower and
inspire teachers and students. ENGINEERING@WORK helps really explore
this diverse and progressive sector through actual hands-on experiences. At
STEM@WORK we want everyone to have the opportunity to be involved in STEM for
a more sustainable future."

Michelle Grant

Director of STEM@WORK

 “In order to tackle the engineering skills gap we need more graduates and apprentices to enter the profession, and this can only happen if more school-age children – girls as well as boys – are attracted to, and choose to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects. The IET and IMechE is investing considerable resource in EEGS to support vital projects like ENGINEERING@WORK, which highlight the exciting, creative and rewarding world of engineering careers to young people.”

David Lakin

Head of Education at the Institution of Engineering and Technology


The Engineering Education Grant Scheme, which is run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, aims to engage young people aged 5-19 in learning about engineering and to develop the professional skills of those involved in supporting Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning and careers awareness. 

About the IET


  • We inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world. 

  • We are a diverse home for engineering and technology intelligence throughout the world. This breadth and depth means we are uniquely placed to help the sector progress society. 

  • We want to build the profile of engineering and technology to change outdated perceptions and tackle the skills gap. This includes encouraging more women to become engineers and growing the number of engineering apprentices.

  • Interview opportunities are available with our spokespeople from a range of engineering and technology disciplines including cyber-security, energy, engineering skills, innovation, manufacturing, technology, transport and diversity in engineering.


About the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers was established in 1847 and has some of the world’s greatest engineers in its history books. It is one of the fastest growing professional engineering institutions. Headquartered in London, we have operations around the world and over 120,000 members in more than 140 countries working at the heart of the most important and dynamic industries such as the automotive, rail, aerospace, medical, power and construction industries. For more information