Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical Engineering Virtual Work Experience

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Experience overview

*This programme is not currently open for applications.*

What do careers in mechanical engineering really look like? You’ll be quite surprised! There are countless roles with unlimited potential, that can really make a difference to all of our lives. Sound good? Springpod and the Institution of Mechanical Engineering have partnered up to provide you with a fantastic programme that’ll show you what’s out there within the vast and varied world of mechanical engineering, and will help you explore which one is right for you.

What’s included?

This programme will cover everything from an introduction into the different disciplines of mechanical engineering, all the way to how mechanical engineers are working to save lives and our planet! You’ll have the chance to take part in some great quizzes and amazing activities, and you’ll even have the chance to speak to leading industry experts along the way!

This programme is open to students in Year 10-13.
This programme is open to students in Year 10-13.
Certificate of completion
Certificate of completion
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Attend live webinars
Attend live webinars
Complete at a pace that suits you
Complete at a pace that suits you
Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

Have you ever wondered what the world of mechanical engineering is like? It’s a role that can take you anywhere, doing different types of things that you might have not even imagined before! From introducing you to the disciplines of mechanical engineering to looking at career opportunities and what kind of core skills and values are needed to be an engineer, this module will help you build a future in the industry!

Sustainability and Climate Change
Managing Infectious Diseases
The Future of Transport
Pathways in Mechanical Engineering
Getting Career Ready

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Meet industry professionals

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Dr Alice Bunn

IMechE CEO
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Ross O'Brien

BP Business Advisor
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Peter Entwistle

Fraser-Nash Consultancy, Principal Consultant

What students say

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Thank you for taking the time to create this programme. The volunteers on the live sessions were all really nice and down to earth which was really good to hear proper experiences in this industry, without sugar coating or hiding anything. To the people who made this project brief and stuff for us: I really enjoyed it and I thought it was the perfect topic and it's nice to bring more awareness and knowledge of this subject to more people! Also all the videos were really nice on this programme. Very full of life and engaging!
Rhea
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Thank you for providing an opportunity for young people like me who had no previous exposure to the industry/ This programme has some great elements that differentiates itself from other work experience providers. The programme particularly focuses on ourselves: our confidence, our skills and what we want to do in the future rather than just the work opportunities available and how to get there. I've really enjoyed this programme and hope there would be more opportunities in this specific field
Ci
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Thank you very much for this experience. This sector sounds fascinating and I will definitely explore more. During and after lockdown, my opportunities for work experience were completely erased. But thank to this wonderful virtual work experience, I am able to gather crucial experience to write down on my CV and personal statement. Thank you once again!
Evan
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