Attracting more young people to all levels of engineering is essential to:
As the UK’s national academy of engineering, we are uniquely placed, and committed, to tackling the longstanding issues affecting the supply of engineers. Our aim is to bring about significant and sustained improvements, including long term policy and attitudinal change.
To inspire the next generation and increase the pipeline of engineers, the Academy supports a range of educational programmes and initiatives at all levels of education. We use our leadership role and significant knowledge and expertise to partner with government, industry, professional bodies and foundations.
Our activities embrace:
widening participation in engineering, particularly by women
addressing the skills challenge by investing in engineering further education and by promoting the vital role of technicians
nurturing talent by seeking out the highest-calibre leaders and role models of tomorrow
improving engineering education by promoting better teaching and learning at every age and every level
The links on the right provide some examples of Academy educational activities.
We are very grateful to our many corporate and private funders for their continuing and valuable support.
Engineering that is visible to society and sensitive to its opinions and concerns ensures:
The Academy provides a wide range of activities promoting links between engineering, government and wider society.
The link on the right provides more details of the Academy’s current engagement activities some of which are generously supported by bodies such as The Wellcome Trust and The Gatsby Charitable Foundation.
The Academy seeks further partnerships with business and other funders, especially where by bringing partners together, a greater and sustained impact is attained.