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Parents' guide to engineering careers

This easy to read Tomorrow’s Engineers guide helps parents and carers understand more about engineering careers and routes into engineering, providing tips on how to recognise and encourage their child’s engineering talent.

What is engineering? Careers booklet

A leaflet for students aged 11 to 16, describing what engineering is and explaining the different routes into engineering.

The work that engineers do affects billions of people. It is creative and hands-on. It is about solving problems, designing things and improving things. As an engineer, you could tackle...

Control Systems Engineer: Vicki Hodges

This STEMNET resource describes the background and career of STEM Ambassador Vicki Hodges, an Attitude and Orbit Control Systems engineer working on a project to develop an unmanned spacecraft.

Having joined the Astrium graduate scheme, Vicki has moved around the company and gained experience in a variety of...

STEM Careers Awareness Leaflet

From the Centre for Science Education and the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, this leaflet provides some prompt questions that introduce creative and practical ways of raising STEM careers awareness. There is information on working with partners and also where further resources can be found.

20 Top Tips for a Successful STEM Careers Day

This resource from the Department for Education provides some useful tips on how to organise a successful STEM careers day: from contacting your local STEM broker and organising exciting activities to involving sixth formers and STEM local employers.

London Engineering Project: Gender Inclusion and Cultural Diversity Guidelines

From the London Engineering Project, this document gives practical advice to practitioners about gender and cultural diversity, and suggests good practice in technology and engineering delivery.

Explore the Possibilities

This publication from the Department for Education lists ten tips on how to help young students make informed decisions about STEM courses and careers. A list of useful websites including information on STEM initiatives and careers is also provided.

STEM Choices: Personal Capabilities

These documents from the Department for Education provide tools to support the development of young students' knowledge and understanding of their personal skills and capabilities.

*Personal Capabilities Framework
This chart presents three domains for personal capability - thinking, self-belief and...

STEM Choices: National Standards for IAG

This document from the Department for Education refers to the provision of information, advice and guidance (IAG) for young people. IAG covers a range of activities and interventions that help young people to become more self-reliant and better able to manage their personal and career development, including...

STEM Choices: Summary of Good Practice

From the Department for Education, this resource is an accessible summary of good practice when delivering careers information and guidance. It will be useful for tutors, subject teachers, and careers advisers involved in STEM and other subject areas.

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