The Year of Engineering

ThisIsEngineering is a campaign run by the Royal Academy of Engineering in collaboration with EngineeringUK, to raise awareness of the opportunities to more young people, from all backgrounds about the opportunity to explore how they can follow what they love, into a varied and fulfilling engineering career across a range of industries.

Launched in the government’s Year of Engineering, #ThisIsEngineering aims to up the cool factor of core engineering skills and is being backed by a group of major engineering companies to tackle the skills shortage in the UK.

Findings from an EngineeringUK report show that there is an annual demand for at least 124,000 engineers and technicians with core engineering skills, and an additional 79,000 roles that require engineering knowledge and skills alongside other skill sets.

Generation Z is looking for a career that allows them to bring ideas to life, shape the future and help others and so #ThisIsEngineering focuses on how young people can work on what they love within engineering.

At Stead Engineering we offer a fantastic Apprenticeship programme which offers young people the opportunity for on-the-job training, alongside our experienced and highly skilled engineering team.

If you know a young person who might enjoy this type of role, we would be more than happy to hear from them. Call us on 01482 236556.

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