Why choose engineering?


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Engineering is everywhere. Almost everything you eat, wear, use and like to do involves engineering. Find out about the wide array of roles available in the engineering industry, the opportunities and benefits of working in the sector and the different ways of getting into the profession.

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Why choose engineering?

  1. 1. Why choose engineering?
  2. 2. Engineering is everywhere Almost everything you eat, wear, use and like to do involves engineering. From everyday things like your mobile, computer and clothes to medicine, space, national security and renewable energy … to tackling climate change, providing clean drinking water or ensuring sustainable food supplies.
  3. 3. Design, develop, produce Engineering’s about… • Finding out what people need, developing an idea and seeing how it can be made at a good price • Developing the ‘product’ on time and running tests to make sure it’s safe and reliable • Producing something that makes our lives better… whether that’s a new games console, high-tech sports equipment or quicker, greener and safer travel
  4. 4. Different engineering roles Engineering Civil Chemical Mechanical Electrical Aerospace Structural Transport Geotechnical Water Environmental ElectronicPower Control Computer Robotic Energy Materials Process Molecular Automotive Manufacturing Thermal Acoustic Biological BiomedicalAgricultural Offshore Nuclear Telecomms Software
  5. 5. Getting into engineering Apprenticeships Earn while you learn e.g. N/SVQ3 6th Form/College A levels (or equivalent) BTEC Level 2&3 HNC & HND Foundation Degree Work University Bachelors (BEng) Masters (MEng) School Science Maths D&T ICT
  6. 6. Professional qualifications • Once in work, consider becoming professionally registered and earn the right to use letters after your name • Registration requires a combination of qualifications and work experience • Some degree courses are accredited and will give you a head start Learn more from the Engineering Council – www.engc.org.uk
  7. 7. Why I recommend engineering • Being part of a creative process • Designing solutions to meet customers’ needs • Testing and improving technology • Range of roles and responsibilities • Working in a multidisciplinary team • Doing something different every day • Good salaries are achievable
  8. 8. Where to find out more Tomorrow’s Engineers – lots of information about engineering careers Future Morph – tons of information about careers in science, technology, engineering & maths Maths Careers – more information about careers using maths Physics.org – your guide to physics on the web National Careers Service (England only) – general careers advice for 11-19 year olds TES – Growing Ambitions – new source of online careers resources for teachers
  9. 9. How to get involved Things you can do: • Join a STEM or Engineering Club • Take up an engineering challenge • Ask your school to organise a visit from an engineer via STEM Ambassadors • Visit an exhibition or museum such as Big Bang
  10. 10. Atkins, one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project managing consultancies
  11. 11. The Atkins film
  12. 12. We take pride in our achievements
  13. 13. www.twitter.com/atkinsglobal www.facebook.com/atkinsglobal www.linkedin.com/company/atkins www.google.com/+wsatkins www.youtube.com/wsatkinsplc www.pinterest.com/atkinsglobal www.slideshare.net/WSAtkins Connect with Atkins on social media