Insight into Industry
Insight into Industry aims to increase awareness among teachers, schools and young people of the nature of modern engineering and career opportunities in the engineering and manufacturing sectors.
Insight into Industry provides teachers of STEM subjects with an opportunity to spend a 2 week placements with a STEM employer. Insight into Industry used to be called the Teacher Industrial Partners’ Scheme (TIPS).
By increasing awareness among teachers of the nature of modern engineering and the career opportunities, it enables them to give good advice about the engineering profession and inspire them to raise the profile of engineering within their schools.
Insight into Industry has been developed by the Institution, and is being delivered in partnership with the IET and the National Science Learning Centre (NSLC). It is enabled through Project ENTHUSE, which provides bursaries for teachers to experience placements with industrial companies.
Teachers who have done industrial placements reported a better understanding of areas such as the culture of health and safety, and the apprenticeship route into engineering, and felt that they could confidently promote such a path within school and to families.