Become an engineer and make a difference

BCS is supporting a week-long drive to inspire the next generation to consider a career in engineering.

Throughout Tomorrow’s Engineering Week - #TEWeek1 - engineers from across industries come together to tell their stories and to celebrate engineering as a career where you can make a real difference.

The skills gap

Yet, despite offering amazing possibilities and potential, engineering is facing a huge skills gap. It’s reckoned that 186,000 people with engineering skills will be needed annually through to 2024.

Or, to put it another way, we need to double the number of graduates and apprentices entering the engineering industry to meet this demand.

As a sector, STEM needs children who may never have considered a career in engineering to be inspired to find out more.

Joining the movement

It’s against this backdrop that 300 employers and professional bodies from across the engineering community have been invited to join universities, schools and individuals in the week-long drive to inspire the next generation of engineers. And BCS thoroughly supports and applauds the initiative!

Speaking about his own engineering career, Paul Martynenko, President BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, said: ‘Software and systems engineering in the IT world are hugely creative and exciting places to be. The thrill of seeing a computer system you designed and built... one which helps a person do their job better, or makes their life easier, safer or more healthy - is an amazing feeling. It’s a feeling you can enjoy throughout your career. Couple this with the responsibility for making IT good for society and you can be proud to be an IT professional.’

Visit www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/teweek to see how you can take part.

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