Careers and Education

We provide practical support for those wanting to start or develop a career in engineering, as well as for those helping them.

  • Careers information

    Get advice about careers in engineering:

    • At school and considering engineering
    • At college or university and looking for a job
    • Already working and looking to give your career a boost.
  • Education policy research

    We campaign to shape education policy and raise the profile of engineering and engineering careers through reports and activities.

  • Supporting teachers

    Help inspire students to become engineers. Raise the profile of engineering in your school:

    • Spend time at an engineering company
    • Find out how to deliver new, practical STEM activities
    • Access useful resources and information.
  • Inspiring future engineers

    We work with schools and young people to inspire the next generation of engineers. Activities can include:

    • Organising fairs, events and competitions to excite young minds
    • Recruiting STEM ambassadors to share their experience and knowledge
    • Providing financial support for educational projects.

Careers and Education News

Scholarships and awards

Scholarships and awards

We are committed to developing, inspiring and encouraging engineers at every stage in their career, with practical, financial help.

Each year, we support the educational and development needs of students, graduates and members with grants totalling some £400,000.

How to apply for our awards


Equality and diversity

We provide guidance and advice on equality and diversity in engineering including:

  • Encouraging more people from diverse backgrounds to engage with the Institution
  • Providing advice to government, industry and informing the public on engineering-related matters.

Find out more about our Committee