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Career Awareness Days - Engineering Your Future (EYF)

The next EYF sessions will run in Manchester and Preston in November 2016.

Advance Notice - 'Engineering Your Future' Careers Awareness Days 2016 - Market Place Invitation 4

Now in its tenth, yes, tenth year!, in the north west, Engineering Your Future (EYF) is a joint engineering Institution activityfor schools and colleges, organised and funded by the Joint Institution Group (NW), with the aim of inspiring the next generation of engineers.
We specifically target students in the 16 -18 year age range from all the respective local schools/colleges who are already studying STEM subjects. The day aims to give the students an insight into the very broad range of exciting opportunities available in the engineering sector together with the many different routes to get there, so that the students are better able to make an informed choice about their future career. Feedback year on year is virtually 100% positive, so we believe we are really making a difference in the promotion of engineering in the North West.
We are issuing advance notice of this year’s prestigious events, and as one of our regular supporters we hope you will appreciate the value of joining in the lunchtime Market Place session again, where up to 125 students at each event get the opportunity to see the many and varied engineering opportunities in the North West Region, and beyond, together with discussing the various routes available. This forms a valuable part of a full day event for the students, where they all circulate in groups around five different workshops, covering specific disciplines of engineering.
We therefore warmly invite you to one or more of the following venues:
14th October 2016 – Liverpool – Liverpool Football Club
11th November 2016 – Preston - Preston Grasshoppers RFC
18th November 2016 – Manchester – Siemens
25th November 2016Warrington -
Halliwell Jones Stadium
24/25th November 2016 – West Cumbria – tbc

Fuller details will be issued nearer the time to attendees, but we invite you to book a place as soon as possible in the Market Place, which is completely free of charge and runs from 12.20pm to 1.20pm at most events - space is limited, so be sure to book early!. A simple buffet lunch will be provided as usual.
Past experience has shown that the students are keen to see examples of your products/services, in addition to brochures etc. explaining career opportunities and the routes to get there.
We are again proposing to run a competition for the students on the day, which will include a measure of the individual student's interaction with both the organisations doing the actual workshops, and in the Market Place. We would like to offer the winner a company visit for up to ten students plus a teacher from their school/college, to be arranged at a mutually convenient date after the event. We hope that this will further promote education-industry links and enhance the winning students experience of the exciting world of engineering. If you are able and willing to offer such a visit, we would very much appreciate hearing from you, and we are looking for one company visit per event. Last year our winning students thoroughly enjoyed visits to Leyland Trucks and Lucchini Unipart Rail.

Please contact Marie Roberts to provisionally reserve your places

and we look forward to hearing from you at your earliest opportunity.

What is Engineering Your Future (EYF)?

Starting in London in the year 2000, the event has been mirrored in the North West since 2006.  EYF has become a key date in the diary of North West Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges.

This series of one day career events has been established to provide an opportunity for attendees to see that engineering is a career worth pursuing and to help them make an informed choice.

It is jointly co-ordinated and sponsored by: the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Chemical Engineers, The Nuclear Institute and The Chartered Institute for IT (The British Computer Society), and it fully supported by STEMNET and the north west STEM Centres.

Who should attend?

This informative and hands-on event is aimed at students between 17 - 18 years old who are studying science, maths or engineering at GNVQ or A-Level, together with their STEM subject teachers.

What happens on the day?

The event in split into five sessions providing insights into Mechanical, Civil, Electrical / Electronic, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering. These sessions last approximately 40 minutes each.

Attendees mix into five groups, and each group is allocated a mentor Engineer for the day. They will learn about the specific areas of engineering from the companies and organisations invited to that particular event, along with a lunchtime 'marketplace' offering more information on 'Routes into Engineering'. The sessions are designed to be practical and interactive and provide an insight into life as a professional Engineer or Technician.

There will also be a separate STEM teacher session to outline all the various routes into the engineering profession, the extensive resources available from the Professional Engineering Institutions and Societies, and the role of STEM Ambassadors in enthusing students of all ages.  These sessions have been extremely well received.

Benefits of Attendance

Students and teachers will benefit by increasing their awareness of the very broad scope offered by a career in engineering; the various routes into engineering; what they can expect and what it entails.  All presenters will be qualified and experienced Engineers and Technicians.

Download the information leaflet: (1Mb .pdf file)

2015 - 16 Events - To reserve places for you and your students please email Marie Roberts

Photos from some of the events

November 6th, 2015Siemens plc, Manchester
November 13th, 2015Preston Grasshoppers RFC
November 19th, 2015 Burnley FC, Burnley
26th February, 2016
Siemens plc, Manchester