Engineering Resources

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How to Find The Right Engineering Pathway For You
eBook & Online Resource

The different pathways into engineering are various - and each pathway is a valuable learning experience in its own way.


University, Vocational or Apprenticeship
eBook & Online Resource

There’s arguably never been a better time be an engineer but there’s no one route into engineering. The question you should ask yourself is which Engineering Path Is Right For Me?


The Different Types of Engineering (And Their Career Paths) Explained
eBook & Online Resource

Being an engineer doesn’t just encompass one job. In fact, engineering is a large family of careers

Antibubbles

Antibubbles

Explore how bubbles can be used to deliver drugs to cancerous tissue


Cancer and Biomedical Engineering

Cancer and Biomedical Engineering

Explore the biology of cancer, and how a targeted approach avoids some of the damaging side effects of traditional chemotherapy


Combustion

Combustion

Explore different ways of extinguishing a flame with some surprising results


Electricity

Electricity

In this lesson, students look at fluctuations in electricity sources by analysing large data sets.


Fusion

Fusion

”When you tell people you make stars for a living, their heads turn and their mouths open.”


Student Resources How to make the most of the pathways open to you?

An Introduction To Civil Engineering

12 min read

As part of our new series of resources on Engineering Career paths we are doing a deep-dive into Civil Engineering and the various options available to Civil Engineers. We will return to the different types of civil engineering courses and civil engineering bachelor's degree later in the series....

Mechanical Engineering Careers, Degrees and Vocational Qualifications

12 min read

Being an engineer is not just one profession but covers those working in many different engineering fields. Over the coming weeks we are going to look at a range of types of engineering, engineering degrees and Engineering Career paths. Most engineering programs share a number of core general...

What skills will I need to become an engineer?

3 min read

An understanding of your skills and interests must be the foundation of your career planning. Going into engineering for the qualifications or the salary isn’t enough (though of course, we understand they will be important factors for many). We’ve covered in other articles how there a range of...

How to Find the Right Engineering Placement at University

6 min read

If you find yourself studying towards an engineering degree, it’s possible you will be required to undertake work placement or a year in industry. These can be invaluable insights into life as a graduate engineer, and they will also be powerful additions to your CV when you do...

The Ultimate Guide to Engineering Scholarships & Financial Aid

15 min read

A career in engineering can be a rewarding and lucrative one, whether you decide to enter the world of work via the route of a degree, or through a work-based apprenticeship. But the path to an engineering qualification can come with financial barriers. For example, many young people...

The Best Extracurricular Activities for Aspiring Engineers

6 min read

Whilst there is a lot of demand for engineers and STEM graduates in the UK job market, that doesn’t change the fact that many engineering degrees, apprentices and jobs are highly competitive. Whether it’s writing a UCAS Personal Statement for an engineering degree or responding to a job...

How open days can help you choose the right engineering degree

7 min read

If you’re applying to study engineering at university, then you’ll know that there are a lot of degrees courses out there, covering a broad range of engineering disciplines. But researching potential degree courses needs to go further than just scrolling through the UCAS course directory. It’s important that,...

A Beginner’s Guide to Finding an Engineering Apprenticeship

10 min read

An apprenticeship can be a valuable and rewarding route into an engineering career if you’re interested in earning while you learn. The number of apprenticeships in the UK has grown in recent years, thanks to more investment from the UK government. But there are a lot of apprenticeships...

How to Find The Right Engineering Pathway For You

11 min read

The different pathways into engineering are various - and each pathway is a valuable learning experience in its own way. Whether it’s the more theoretical approach of an academic qualification or the promise of learning an engineering trade from within a professional organisation, there are different routes to...

The Different Types of Engineering (And Their Career Paths) Explained

26 min read

Being an engineer doesn’t just encompass one job. In fact, engineering is a large family of careers. Whilst all engineering careers share a number of core general skills, they quickly branch out into different specialisms that require very different skillsets. Before thinking about which pathway you want to...

University, Vocational or Apprenticeship

17 min read

If you’re someone who’s thinking about embarking on an engineering career pathway, we’ll give you the really good news first. There’s arguably never been a better time be an engineer. Engineering is a lucrative career no matter where you are in the world, but it’s an especially rewarding...

Engineering Competitions

6 min read

The Longitude Explorer Prize Longitude Explorer is a youth focused challenge for secondary school pupils (and constituted youth groups) aged 11-16, which aims to provide a practical education opportunity linking young people to the history of the Longitude while supporting them to develop STEM skills for the 21st...

How to make your Engineering CV stand out

3 min read

Engineering roles require a set of strong technical and transferable skills, and showcasing these on your CV is the first important step on your job search. First impressions count, and recruiters are time-poor people, so you want to make sure your CV stands out! Below CV-Library offers advice...

How to write the perfect cover letter for your dream engineering career

5 min read

As one of the fastest-growing and most exciting industries, engineering is a popular career choice if you want to make significant earnings, have stability in your job and ensure a prosperous future. Your cover letter is an integral part of launching your future career in engineering and should...

Thinking About Starting A Business?

15 min read

Launching a successful, multi-generational, engineering-based company is the equivalent of winning the Olympic Gold Medal of business. In recent years only a tiny handful of talented individuals have created an engineering business worth £500m or more in their own lifetimes. Think of Sir David McCurtry, who created Renishaw...

Getting Started with a Career in Electrical Engineering

8 min read

Have you ever used a mobile phone, cooked your food in a microwave, or flicked the lights on a dark winter morning? Electrical technology is now so ubiquitous we take it completely for granted but you can thank the field of electrical engineering for designing and developing this...

Engineering Careers: 2022 Guide to the best Mechanical Engineering degrees in the UK

15 min read

Are you interested in automation, robotics, cars or even medical engineering? A career in mechanical engineering (M.E.) will open up a huge number of opportunities to you. While many Mechanical Engineers love the hands of experience of a vocational qualification most mechanical engineers will have a Bachelor of Engineering BE or BEng or...

Automation Engineering: A Comprehensive Guide for Aspiring Engineers

4 min read

As technology continues to evolve, the field of engineering has seen significant growth, especially in the area of automation engineering. Automation engineering has become a popular field due to its ability to create and optimize systems that function without human intervention. But what is automation engineering, what are...

Engineering Resources for Parents How to get your Children interested in STEM

Tap Children’s Natural Curiosity with STEM

3 min read

As they grow and change, children develop unique understandings of the world around them. Playtime facilitates this learning by combining children’s natural curiosity with their appetite for fun. In many ways, exploration through play is the earliest way children engage in the process of scientific inquiry and discovery....

Engineering clubs, masterclasses, events and residential courses

5 min read

Hands-on fun and experience whilst learning These weekend engineering clubs, residential courses and engineering events such as the Big Bang Fair may be of interest. Learn more about the opportunities by clicking on the logos or URLs below - Residential STEM courses at universities and industrial work experience...

Opportunities open to my child

3 min read

Laying the path to successful and rewarding careers is one of the great challenges for parents and their children. Each child is different. The world in which careers are developed is also one which is itself complex and in constant change. The aim of this website is to...

Engineering Competitions

6 min read

The Longitude Explorer Prize Longitude Explorer is a youth focused challenge for secondary school pupils (and constituted youth groups) aged 11-16, which aims to provide a practical education opportunity linking young people to the history of the Longitude while supporting them to develop STEM skills for the 21st...

What skills will I need to become an engineer?

3 min read

An understanding of your skills and interests must be the foundation of your career planning. Going into engineering for the qualifications or the salary isn’t enough (though of course, we understand they will be important factors for many). We’ve covered in other articles how there a range of...



Interesting Engineering Resources

Top Engineering Podcasts

1 min read

While there are lots of great listicles for educational podcasts we have found that our favourite Engineering podcasts are often left out. With so many inspiring Engineering stories and podcasts it is tricky to know where to start, to solve that problem we have put together our favourite...

Top Engineering Videos

2 min read

We have had such great feedback on your Engineering podcasts list for 2022 we are showcasing some of the best online video content - from Youtube and Tiktok to Twitch we want to showcase the best STEM video creators. Best Engineering Videos With so much inspiring engineering videos...

STEM Book Club: 15 Books to get you Engaged with Engineering

11 min read

This year, a study from Columbia University and the University of Washington confirmed what most of us already knew, reading about the personal and intellectual struggles of scientists makes you feel more motivated to learn science! Lead researcher Xiaodong Lin-Siegler explained that "when kids think Einstein is a...

STEM Book Club: Books for younger Children that Encourage Learning

7 min read

Experts across education and industry agree that there is a national shortage of students with a thorough understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM.) It is never too early to start STEM education and an ideal way to get your kids inspired about STEM is through reading....