Year of Engineering

2018 is the Year of Engineering; a year-long government-led campaign encouraging industry partners to tackle the engineering skills gap and widen the pool of young people who join the profession.

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The campaign supports events and initiatives across the UK, which will give young people an inspiring experience of modern engineering and showcase the variety of career paths available.

We are a Year of Engineering partner and will be actively participating in engaging young people, teachers, youth groups and parents about the broad range of engineering careers and the opportunities available by:

  • Providing engineering insight activities at our sites and with local schools and youth group
  • Running an internal and external communication campaign with inspirational stories, role models and thought leadership
  • Promoting the enormous range of engineering careers available, highlighting what a great career it is and helping to promote engineering career opportunities
  • Working with a wide range of partners, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) outreach and Diversity & Inclusion specialists, with the aim of reaching a diverse audience (geography, gender, social background, disability)

Ian Beresford, our Group Director - Engineering & Operations, tells us why the campaign is important and exciting, and what engineering means to him:

Keep an eye on our website across 2018 for updates on our Year of Engineering activities.

Get involved with the campaign via the official Year of Engineering website.