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Born to Engineer - Ben Ryan

This video tells the story of Sol and Ben Ryan. Sol had to have his arm amputated after he was born. When his father Ben saw the prosthetics that were available for small children, he knew that it wasn’t good enough for his son. 

Ben learned product design and engineering skills and with the support of the...

Born to Engineer- Alice Martin

In this video Alice Martin explains that engineering is not just about equations, it is the practical side of science and mathematics. She says it can be about creating beautiful products or purely functional ones, but it is always about making a real difference to the way people live their lives.

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Born to Engineer - Sam Fraser

Sam Fraser is a mechanical engineer working for his PhD at Loughborough University Sports Technology Institute. 

Sponsored by Adidas, Sam uses techniques like finite area analysis to model and build better football boots. Sam analyses player movements and builds mechanical testing rigs to optimise and test...

Born to Engineer - Andrew Robertson

Andrew Robertson is a computer engineer working at Queen Mary, University of London on music signal processing. 

He has engineered a software package that allows bands to drive the tempo of their music to the response of the crowd and still keep their layered backing tracks in time with the beat. This film...

Where STEM Can Take You

Produced by Rolls-Royce, this entertaining video clip takes the form of an animated rap which describes a range of career opportunities open to students with skills in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). It makes a good introduction to a session offering careers advice and guidance by...

Tesco Engineering Energy-Efficient Stores

Mark Hawker, IMechE Fellow and Head of Engineering Design for Tesco Property Services, discusses the construction and operation of their energy-efficient sustainable concept store. The film looks at the different aspects of engineering involved in transforming a plot of land into a store whilst reducing its carbon...

Engineering Careers - Principal Engineer

In this inspiring video, John Eldridge who is a Principal Engineer explains why curiosity is so important when it comes to STEM skills.  He also discusses that this job is being involved with some of the biggest machines on Earth and the varied routes you can take to get into engineering.

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Engineering Careers - Mechanical Design Engineer

In this video Sam Creed discusses how playing with Lego in his youth sparked his interest in engineering and how those skills and experiences still apply in his role today.  He also touches upon problem solving and how building 'big robots' can be really satisfying.  

 

Space scientist and science communicator: Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

This is a lovely film clip which will help a range of students to feel that they can choose a career in science.  Dr Aderin Pocock is a Space Scientist and a Science Communicator, but she explains how she moved around from school to school and was told that she probably wouldn't be able to...

Fisheries technical officer

In this video, Matt describes how he became a fisheries technical officer for the Environment Agency.  His job is to monitor river habitats and fish populations, including improving the habitat and restocking fish after any pollution incidents.

The video could be used to introduce units of work...

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