Careers leaders and advisors

We've brought together engineering and technology careers focused resources and guidance which aim to support your work as a careers leader.

Engineering careers resources

Explore areas of engineering and technology

A guide to 12 different engineering disciplines showing different pathways into engineering, to support students with their career decision-making.

From idea to career booklet

Build STEM content into your careers strategy

The STEM Careers Toolkit for Careers Leaders in secondary schools and colleges is filled with creative ideas and practical suggestions on how to build STEM specific content into your careers strategy.

STEM Learning website

Talk to students about engineering careers

An editable slide-deck for teachers to inform and inspire 14 to 19 year olds about a career in engineering.

Engineer your future presentation

Educate students about pathways into engineering

A 20-page booklet for young people in the UK who are making decisions about their next steps, and the different routes into the sector including T Levels, apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships and degrees.

All routes into engineering booklet

Find your local authority's Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information (LMI) is a useful tool to help research future jobs in your local area, understand the skills needed for certain roles and the demand for future employment.

Nomis website

Get advice and guidance on engineering careers outreach

The Tomorrows Engineers website has lots of advice and guidance on promoting engineering to young people. You could also share it with employers you work with.

Tomorrows Engineers website

Read a summary of recent reports on the skills required to meet Net Zero

The jobs landscape will change as the UK economy transitions to Net Zero.  See the latest forecasts across all impacted sectors.

Support your teachers

Making it relevant for subject leaders

Find out how schools in North East England have explored ways to embed careers into the curriculum.

Gatsby Foundation website

Career route map for teachers to share with their students

A detailed route map showing possible routes into a career in engineering or technology, through education and training in England.


Career route map for engineering

Teacher's Guide - Linking careers to the STEM curriculum

Linking Careers to the STEM Curriculum is a careers resource aimed at teachers of science, design and technology, computing, engineering and mathematics. It offers immediate ideas to try, longer term solutions and resource recommendations for linking careers to lessons.

STEM Learning website

Teaching aids for career leads

This series of videos from Teachers TV looks at the kind of skills needed to work in STEM professions, examines the careers available and includes advice from research scientists, engineers and project managers.

STEM Learning website

Free Lesson Plan: Learning About STEM Careers

A free lesson plan from Youth Employment UK. Students will research a range of careers linked to STEM subjects and present back to the class what information they have found.

Youth Employment UK website

My Learning My Future

My Learning, My Future is a suite of Benchmark 4 resources to support subject teaching staff to engage students in curriculum learning by highlighting the relevance of their subjects to future careers, opportunities and pathways.

CEC website

My World, My Future: where can STEM take me?

A 4-page downloadable guide for students of all ages, with suggested STEM inspiration and career resources to explore at home, including podcasts, competitions and days out.

Support for careers leaders

Advice and guidance for you from UCAS, STEM Learning and UK governments.

Help meeting the Gatsby benchmarks

Discover how STEM Learning can help schools meet the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks in this helpful PDF.

Download PDF

Meet your DYW benchmarks

Find out how Dalziel High School focused on STEM careers supported by school-employer partnerships with the engineering company Amec Foster Wheeler and with the financial services company, Morgan Stanley.

Scottish Government website

UCAS guide to engineering & technology

Find out about the range of different specialist engineering and technology courses available at university.

UCAS website

T Levels

T Levels are a 2-year qualification that you can do after GCSEs as an alternative to A levels, other post-16 courses or an apprenticeship. Find out more about subjects and what the cover.

UK government website

Apprenticeships in Wales

Information about apprenticeships in Wales.

Welsh government website

Apprenticeships in England

Information about apprenticeships in England.

UK government website

Apprenticeships in Northern Ireland

Information about apprenticeships in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland government website

Apprenticeships in Scotland

Information about apprenticeships in Scotland.

Scottish government website

Inspiring real life stories about engineers from all backgrounds

Inspiring Future Engineers Notes For Teachers Cover

Supporting teachers with engineering inspiration

Engineering is about making a difference to the world by solving problems, improving things and designing things. The scope and breadth of the engineering sector is huge.

Share our leaflet with colleagues to familiarise them with key points and insights into engineering careers.


Employer engagement in schools

CEC Careers Hubs

The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) Careers Hubs bring together schools, colleges, employers, and apprenticeship providers in local areas across England. The goal is to make it easier for schools and colleges to improve how they prepare young people for their next steps.

Find out more

Careers Wales Education Business Partnership

The Education Business Partnership (EBP) provides opportunities for pupils, their teachers, and often parents, to meet and interact with employers across Wales. These activities aim to inform, inspire, and motivate young people about their career opportunities.

Visit the website

My World of Work marketplace

The My World of Work marketplace is Skills Development Scotland's website which pairs schools with businesses to enhance the learning experience of your students with industry insight.

Visit the website

STEM Ambassadors

STEM subjects are brought to life by over 37,000 volunteers available across the UK, all free of charge. Inspiring communicators and relatable role models, they are here to help now by connecting online. Aspirations are raised, careers illuminated, and learning supported.

STEM Ambassadors - secondary

How to talk to businesses

The Association of Science Discovery Centres has a useful guide to how to write to businesses requesting support.

Find out more

Report: Employer engagement in education

A wide-ranging report which presents an overview of employer-school engagement delivered via the STEM Ambassador programme, and more broadly.

Read the report

Employer guide

A guide to share with employers that will help them support STEM careers education in England.

STEM Learning website

How to collaborate with local businesses

A blog which discusses how schools and businesses can best work together.

Financial support for your school

Find out where to apply for funding and gets tips on how to write a great application.

Collaborate with your school community