Students will experience problem-solving while working on a real-life STE(A)M project, created by a local company.
Engineering Education Scheme is a 6 month EDT programme which links teams of up to 6 year 12 or S5/S6 students and their teacher, with local companies where they work on real-life science, engineering and technology projects.
Minimum of 3 participants, maximum of 18 participants.
Dates and Location
Locations to be confirmed.
The programme is for 6 months working with a local company. It consists of weekly contact with a local employer either via face-to-face, Skype or email. The minimum contact is an hour a week.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Learning what the engineering workplace is like
Develop engineering employability skills
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:
The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.
Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal.
Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.
Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.
Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.
Hands-on STE(A)M activities and university taster courses to encourage young people into STEM-based careers.
Students spend 3 days at a leading UK university doing exciting hands-on activities and personal development sessions.
Students gain first-hand experience of life at college, university and within a company.