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Take part in Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2014, 3 – 7 November

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2014 will take place between Monday 3 and Friday 7 November 2014. The aim of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is to create a buzz around engineering and promote engineering careers to young people across the UK.

Launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS) in 2013 in partnership with the engineering community, the first Tomorrow’s Engineers Week involved over 70 engineering organisations, 65 events or local activities and over 200 schools.

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2014 will be led by EngineeringUK, whose Chief Executive, Paul Jackson, said: “Working with professional bodies, businesses, schools and colleges our aim for 2014 is to involve even more organisations and reach more young people with positive careers messaging about engineering. 

“There is no doubt that the UK needs more engineers, and evidence shows that concerted and collaborative action makes an impact. The number of 11-14 year olds – the key age-group for influencing important subject choices – considering a career in engineering jumped six per cent as a result last year’s efforts, and this positive change is something we aim to build upon.”

Organisations can get involved in a number of ways. For example, activities could include:

• Workshops or activities in schools
• Work experience days for students
• Making positive engineering announcements during the Week
• Writing to your MP to engage them in the Week and/or your activity
• Providing case studies or experience prizes
• Helping to promote the Week on your website and stakeholder channels
• Supporting the Week on Facebook and Twitter

Helping to put engineering careers on the map, EngineeringUK will create an online map and calendar of events, which will make it easier for partners to register their events and highlight them to the public, media and other partners.

Participants will have access to a toolkit, including resources, activities and branding to help them to contribute to the Week.

If you would like to be part of inspiring tomorrow’s engineers, register your interest in taking part and receive updates on the campaign at interest@tomorrowsengineers.org.uk

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For all media enquiries please contact EngineeringUK’s Head of Communications, Miriam Laverick, on mlaverick@engineeringuk.com or 020 3206 0444


Notes to editors

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek2014) takes place from 3-7 November 2014. The initiative aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers, encourage young people to consider engineering careers. To find out how to get involved, visit www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/TEWeek  

EngineeringUK is an independent organisation that promotes the vital contribution of engineers, engineering and technology in our society. EngineeringUK partners business and industry, government and the wider science and engineering community: producing evidence on the state of engineering, sharing knowledge within engineering and inspiring young people to choose a career in engineering through programmes Tomorrow’s Engineers and The Big Bang. For more information about EngineeringUK please visit www.EngineeringUK.com