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This is Engineering: sports car specialist

This resource is an interview with Todd - a sports car specialist.

"At age 10, Todd from Coventry switched on the TV and started watching Top Gear. He thought supercars were super cool, read up more about them and became a bit of a car geek. Now, at 21, he looks after the body panels on Aston Martins, and...

This is Engineering: dream maker

This resource is an interview with Sonya - a dream maker.

"Sonya loved drawing and making up stories as a child, and she also loved maths. Bringing together these two interests seemed impossible until she completed a degree in Engineering and Computer Science, and landed her first job working for Disney...

This is Engineering: catastrophe consultant

This resource is an interview with Josh - a catastrophe consultant.

"Josh, from Romford in Essex, didn’t know much about engineering when he chose to study it at university. This started him on a journey that would take him to earthquake and tsunami zones around the world, to use his skills as a structural...

This is Engineering: power pioneer

This resource is an interview with Enass - a power pioneer.

"Enass, from Palestine, is an activist, business woman and entrepreneur. She co-founded H2GO, an engineering company developing new ways to store clean energy at the age of just 28. She completed a PhD at Cambridge University, after taking...

This is Engineering: flight perfector

This resource is an interview with Bethan - a flight perfector.

"Bethan is 25 years old and grew up in Manchester. She left home at 19 to start an engineering degree apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce in Derby. She then became a Production Manager, responsible for the team that strips down and rebuilds...

This is Engineering: walk wizard

This resource is an interview with Alan - a walk wizard.

"Alan, from Newcastle, didn’t want to sit in a classroom or behind a computer. He likes working with his hands and being creative and so his job making custom braces and splints is perfect for him. Alan joined Peacocks to do an apprenticeship in...

This is Engineering: underground visionary

This resource is an interview with Ala - an underground visionary

"Ala is a Civil and Tunnelling Engineer with a passion for the vast buildings and structures we use every day, and…for all things beauty too. Not what you might imagine when you hear the word ‘engineer’, Ala applies her creativity to both...

This is Engineering: body rebuilder

This resource is an interview with Chris - a body rebuilder.

"Chris was captivated by robots, gadgets and technology from a young age, but did not know how his passion could be turned into a career that he’d enjoy. He decided to study a degree course in Mechanical Engineering because it offered him enough...

This is Engineering: what is engineering?

This video is a brilliant introduction to explaining the work that engineers do.

This resource forms part of the This is Engineering campaign.

Sports Technologist

Chris Holmes is a sports technologist for sports equipment manufacturer Adidas. This Department for Education clip is useful in showing students how a career such as this relies on a background of STEM study. Chris describes how he specialises in the development of sports balls. His job is to investigate the best...


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