Talent 2030


Helping them to pick the right GCSEs, A-levels and degree can be a minefield

But there are simple things you can do to help them make the right choices and find a career where they can reach their potential


1) Why would my child be interested in a career in engineering and manufacturing?

There are lots of myths that put many bright young people (especially girls) off these careers. Some things your child might want to know are that:

  • You can earn a high salary –  a career in manufacturing could earn a salary of £80,000
  • You can help save the planet – sustainable engineering will be vital in developing green technology
  • It’s not just for men in white coats and hard hats – in other EU countries as many as 1 in 4 engineers are women, and Talent 2030 is committed to ensuring that more British girls consider a career in manufacturing and engineering.

Why not encourage them to explore the ‘What is Engineering?‘ and the ‘How to get there‘ sections of this site to find out more about what a career in engineering and manufacturing could be like?

2) How do I help my child to make the right education choices?

Studying Physics or Maths at GCSE and A-level is a great starting point for a career in engineering or manufacturing, but it is often at this stage that young people choose subjects that will limit their opportunities in the future.

If you need more information, click here to find general advice on post-16 education, as well as guidance on recommended A-level subjects for particular degree subjects.

Or why not search by course on the UCAS website for the best university for you child to study at?


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