Engineers Ireland

STEPS Engineering Your Future

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Experience overview

Are you inquisitive and naturally curious about how things work? Would you like to make a difference in people’s lives and the world around us? Are you creative, do you like making, breaking or designing things? Do you like working as part of a team?  If you answered yes to most of these questions, engineering might be a good fit for you.

This programme links to careers in: engineering, academic researcher/lecturer, consultancy, utilities/energy, policy making and more. Subject links include: maths, physics, chemistry, geography, computer science. Note: you don't need to study these subjects to apply for or enjoy the programme this is simply to give you an idea about which subjects tie most closely to a career in engineering.

What’s included?

You'll hear from engineers in a wide range of specialisms, they'll explain how they got into the industry and, if you're lucky, they might even share some top tips. You'll also complete quizzes and activities so you know exactly what the future of engineering looks like and how you can play a part! 

This programme is open to Transition Year students in Ireland (15 to 16 years, 4th year in secondary school) and Year 11 (or 15 to 16 year in secondary school) in Northern Ireland.
This programme is open to Transition Year students in Ireland (15 to 16 years, 4th year in secondary school) and Year 11 (or 15 to 16 year in secondary school) in Northern Ireland.
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 into the Engineering Industry

In this introductory module, we'll give you an overview of the engineering industry as well as answer any questions you might have - like, what does an engineer actually do? We'll also explain some of the different career opportunities available within the industry. In this module's activity, you'll have the opportunity to explore what roles interest you and what skills you’ll need to be successful in engineering. 

Innovation in Engineering
Sustainability in Engineering
Future Cities

Available dates

To ensure that you get the very best experience, the number of places on each programme is limited. Apply soon to avoid missing your place. Good luck!
April
2022
Programme dates: 25th April - 31st August
Application deadline: 31st August

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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