Primary Engineer volunteer

United Kingdom

If you want to help encourage UK primary school children to develop their ‘designing and making’ skills and find the path to becoming a future engineer, you might want to become a Primary Engineer volunteer.

Engineering masterclass volunteer

You will be involved in a range of activities, including visiting primary schools to help teachers create engineering-focused lessons, judging events and competitions or delivering practical maths, design and science activities.

This volunteering opportunity is provided by Primary Engineer, a not-for-profit organisation based in the UK, which aims to encourage more young people to consider careers in STEM related professions. Primary Engineer is supported by Tomorrow's Engineers and industry.

We work extremely closely with Primary Engineer to raise awareness of the programme. This also means our members have an opportunity to share their enthusiasm for engineering with primary school children.

About you

  • You should be an engineer
  • You should be prepared to work in primary schools to make engineering fun and exciting for children of all ages 
  • Be STEMNET registered. This will provide you a DBS that you will need to volunteer.

What you will do

  • Deliver practical mathematics and science to design technology activities
  • Judge events and competitions
  • Help teachers with engineering focused lessons
  • Provide a real-world context to school projects

How you will benefit

You will:

  • Maintain your CPD
  • Boost your professional skills, experience and confidence
  • Contribute to your local community
  • Help inspire the next generation

Where you will be

You will need to be based in the UK to volunteer for this opportunity.

How it works

You will be invited to attend an information session for two hours or, if available, to attend the whole day session where you will be with a teacher.

Get in touch

If you have a question about volunteering, contact Primary Engineer.

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For more information or to volunteer, contact Primary Engineer.

More information

Visit the Primary Engineer website to find out more.