Keep an eye out for clubs that may be running locally to you. Discover! Clubs in Wales are particularly popular. Here’s a couple of links that may identify an engineering club near to you
These courses are great for exploring engineering and seeing if it’s right for you. These courses are hands on and show you several types of engineering to help you find out what most interests you.
- Inspire Year 11 Courses, Headstart EDT: A 3 day non-residential course for female students who love science, technology, engineering and maths and who want to learn new skills and get ahead in the sixth form – and beyond.
- Headstart EDT: Residential engineering taster courses available at Universities across the UK, for students in Year 12, Scottish S5.
- Dragonfly days EDT: For girls who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A number of Universities across the UK offer Dragonfly days, with hands on workshops and the chance to talk to women working in these subjects.
Work Experience Opportunities:
Why not apply for work experience in engineering? You will find out in a hands on way what a career in engineering is like
- Year In Industry (YINI) EDT: Places students with 300 top UK companies every year including National Grid, Shell, Rolls Royce, British Energy, L’Oreal, Network Rail and GKN.
- RAF/WISE Residential Engineering Work Experience
Perhaps you would like to work towards a STEM award or Engineering Competition. Here’s links to some opportunities
- CREST Awards (11-19 yrs). This is a project-based awards scheme for the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths). UCAS endorse CREST Awards for inclusion in students’ personal statements – they’re well regarded, high-quality and a tangible recognition of success.
- Young Engineers Competitions: national competitions and activities covering ages 7 to 19.
Please check out these websites for more information and inspiration!
- Women’s Engineering Society, Inspiring women as engineers, scientists and technical leaders.
- WISE Campaign: inspires women and girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as pathways to exciting and fulfilling careers, with useful resources for students.
- Engineer Girl. A website detailing the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.
- British Science Association: Provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn about, discuss and challenge the sciences and their implications.
- Tomorrow’s Engineers: Information and resources about the amazing careers available in engineering.