Tailor your message
School careers events are generally held when pupils are deciding which subjects they’ll choose to study.
This happens several times during the school career and it can help to tailor your messages to the age of the audience.
For pupils aged between 13 and 16, the most important message is to study mathematics and a relevant science subject to keep their options open.
They’ll also benefit from general information on the variety of engineering careers and routes into engineering.
Pupils between 17 and 18 years will generally know if they want to follow a career in the engineering profession, but may not have decided which discipline they’re most interested in.
They’ll be particularly interested in your experiences and so an IET focus is appropriate for this age range. Information on the IET’s awards and scholarships, IET accredited degree courses and IET approved apprenticeships will be appreciated.