Education

Engineering careers

What is engineering?

This 8-page booklet helps students and teachers understand engineering. It also outlines the possible routes into engineering and discusses the benefits this career choice might have.

This resource is also available to order in print as part of our careers pack, free of charge. Log in or register on our posters and careers packs order page.

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Parent's guide to engineering

Understand what a career could look like for a young person with the top 5 reasons to be an engineer.

This guide also contains information on the possible routes into engineering, along with tips on the funding and scholarships available to support.

If your child is a creative problem solver, curious and likes teamwork, engineering could be a fulfilling career choice.   

From idea to career  

This booklet displays the 12 different engineering disciplines to help students work out which areas might be of interest for them. It also covers options to help guide a career path into their chosen area, whether it be healthcare, food and drinks or robotics.

This resource is also available to order in print as part of our careers pack, free of charge. Log in or register on our posters and careers pack order page.

'Make a difference to the world' downloadable booklets

'Make a difference to the world' with these two booklets available in both English and Welsh.

Vocational and apprenticeship routes into engineering

Apprenticeships allow you to earn money while you combine on the job training with studying.

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Mae prentisiaethau yn eich galluogi i ennill arian tra bo chi'n cyfuno hyfforddiant mewn swydd gydag studio,

Career route maps

Career route maps are available from each of the four devolved nations of the UK showing the various ways to become a professional engineer.

Career route map for engineering in England 

A detailed route through education and training programmes in order to become an engineer in England.

Career route map for engineering in Northern Ireland

Map out your career pathway to become an engineer in Northern Ireland. 

Career route map for engineering in Scotland

Scottish students can work out the best route for them to become an engineer with this useful handout.

Career route map for engineering in Wales

This career route map enables teachers to help their students plan their career journey to becoming a successful engineer in Wales.

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