ARE YOU GETTING YOUNG PEOPLE INTERESTED IN MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING?
For young people that excel in maths or science, have great problem solving skills and enjoy working in a team, a career in manufacturing or engineering could help them achieve their potential
By bringing together key information, advice and guidance please feel free to use this resource to help inform your pupils about the choices they can make.
How to get there
Who should be thinking about careers in engineering and manufacturing?
There are lots of myths that put many bright young people (especially girls) off these careers. Some things your students 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.
What GSCE and A-level choices do young people need to make if they want a career in engineering or manufacturing?
Studying Physics or Maths at GCSE and A-level is a great starting point for a career in engineering or manufacturing, and a pre-requisite for most degrees in this area.
Further information from the Russell Group about A-level subjects for particular degrees can be found here.