Build the Bridge to an Exciting Future – BECOME AN ENGINEER!
Do you want to do something amazing with your future career? How about helping to make a difference in the world that we live in? Sounds great right?
Well, why not look to engineering, as a career in advanced manufacturing could be just the ticket.
In simple terms, advanced manufacturing (or AM) uses ultramodern state of the art technology to improve upon current products and services. As the world develops and evolves, these become outdated at lightning speed. However, there is one group of people that can help to tackle these problems and move us towards a better future, and that person is YOU!
As an engineer you have the ability to create a better, exciting and fun future.
WAIT Let’s Pause For A Second…
I’m sure the associated clichés surrounding the engineering industry are popping up in your head. Do the thoughts that engineering jobs “are all for boys” and are all “oily rag jobs” sound familiar? Well let’s put the car mechanic stereotypes to an end once and for all.
Male and female engineers design, create and explore. They do this to help solve problems that you experience in your everyday life – from the bridge created that you may need to drive over on your way to school, to the car or bus you need to travel in, or the computers you use in school to the programmes you need to use on them. Not to mention advanced manufacturers even create rovers that land on Mars…pretty out of this world.
How about considering the manufacturers behind your smartphone? And let’s not forget his or her buddy responsible for developing the great apps we all know and love.
Anyone a fan of Snapchat? Well, you too could be just like its student creators, who developed the app whilst at University together. As said by Tumblr creator David Karp…
There are very few people who have the privilege of getting to invent things that billions of people use.
…but you could be one of those few.
Want To Change the World?
That’s right, engineers are helping to save the world. Engineers today are tackling even bigger problems like poverty and climate change.
Girls, you too could be like award winning inventors like Emily Cummins, the brains behind creating sustainable fridges ‘powered’ by dirty water in less developed countries, and Ruth Amos, who at
aged just 16 at the time, manufactured aids to help people with limited mobility.
So How Do I Get There?
By encouraging young students to choose STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects at school, this will help pave the way towards an exciting career in the world of AM.
As today’s students and tomorrows future engineers, it’s important to follow your hearts and minds. So, if you’ve got a talent and a genuine interest in STEM fields, put your first foot forward and develop that interest. In the words of Albert Einstein:
Imagination will take you everywhere.
By choosing STEM subjects these can lead to great STEM degrees like engineering. These can give you loads of transferable skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and working as part of a team. They also demonstrate an ability to manage a heavy workload, motivation and time keeping skills – all of which will make you standout to future employers.
There are countless STEM related jobs out there for you to choose from, and they all have the potential to make a real change in the world.
Deciding to step into the world of engineering is a choice that you have the power to make; here’s a quick breakdown of some top reasons to study STEM and consider a career as an engineer:
- In the UK there is currently a STEM skills shortage, so there’s a huge demand for young grads.
- Attention girls! According to the WES, only 9% of the engineering workforce is female. Diversity matters: companies are 15% more likely to perform better if they are gender diverse.
- There is a huge selection of engineering paths to take – which gives great career flexibility.
- Engineering jobs rank amongst the highest paid in the world, even as a graduate. According to Save the Student, 3 out of 5 top paid jobs in 2015 required a STEM degree.
- The opportunity to travel and explore new cultures and lifestyles.
- STEM subjects can make a real change and save lives. Engineering can be used to find new ways to access clean water, to cure diseases…the list really is endless.
- Engineering work is challenging – there will never be a shortage of new challenges in the world we live in.
- Finally, an engineers’ work is FUN!
But Would I Make A Good Engineer?
Well…an engineer is someone who:
- Observes and wonders
- Shares their curiosity
- Asks questions
- Explores the world around them
- Uses tools around them
- Loves to use their imagination
- Constructs inventions
- Discovers and creates new things
…but most of all, an engineer is someone like you!
To find out more:
- Check out endgaim.info for extra info on how to kick start your future as an engineer of tomorrow.
- Find us on Facebook and give like our Endgaim page.
- Or watch this YouTube video – covering the nuts and bolts of careers in advanced manufacturing.
Best of luck… BE Inspired!