This is Engineering, led by the Royal Academy of Engineering in collaboration with EngineeringUK, is a campaign to bring engineering to life for young people, and give more people the opportunity to pursue a career that is rewarding, future-shaping, varied, well-paid and in-demand.

Our aim is to show more young people what engineering really looks like, and how it could be an
exciting and rewarding path for them in the future.

In collaboration with school students from Greater Manchester, This is Engineering has developed an
action plan to help inspire future generations of engineers. This is the first set of recommendations
from This is Engineering, with more to come in coming months.

Young students (between 13 and 16 years old) were asked their views on a number of areas
including: careers advice, work experience and further education. Each student suggested an ask to
government and industry on each area, these were then prioritised and the following calls to action
are based on areas of common agreement.

Please click below to download the full action plan.

This is Engineering: 10-point action plan (257.63 KB)


This is Engineering has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and our corporate partners.

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