Get a career that is OUT OF THIS WORLD
Get a career that is OUT OF THIS WORLD
What does engineering mean to you?
Would you think is was working on a building site, building a bridge, fixing trains, climbing down grids to do work? Well what about filming Nature shows, making medicines for sick children, inventing the next xbox?
How about thinking of it this way…
Do you want to change the world in the future?
Do you hate being bored?
Do you often find yourself on your computer?
Do you like Science or Maths?
Do you want new and interesting experiences every day?
Do you love to be creative?
If you have said yes to any of the above, then an engineering job could be the one for you!
A lot of people are often quick to dismiss engineering as a career path as they get the idea in their mind that you need to be physically strong and prepared to come home from work filthy and covered in oil but I can tell you now, that this is bogus! If you like the show ‘Brainiac Science Abuse’ then you will love learning about engineering (and you don’t have to be a brainiac to start!)
You may think that engineering is a ‘geeky’ career but many great engineers get to travel the world with their job, Engineering jobs come in all shapes and sizes, from walking on the moon to filming wild tigers in the Himalayas. The jobs are some of the most interesting in the world and can take you to the four corners of the earth.
Celebrities with engineering degree
I bet you didn’t know that these well knows celebrities also chose engineering as a career path before their rise to fame…
- Ashton Kutcher: Studied biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa.
He was initially motivated by the idea of finding a cure for his brother’s heart condition, but it seems the life of
an engineer wasn’t for him. Before completing his degree, he quit university following a win in a modelling contest, and now he is the actor you know today
- Teri Hatcher who is best known for her TV roles in The New Adventures of Superman and Desperate Housewives, graduated from De Anza College in Cupertino with a joint mathematics and engineering qualification, perhaps inspired by her father’s career as an electrical engineer and nuclear physicist. She is now one of the highest paid television actresses in the US
- Rowan Atkinson (AKA Mr. Bean) is basically an Electrical engineer who did his bachelor’s from Newcastle University in 1975 and later did his MSc in the same field from The Queen’s College, Oxford
- Chris Vance- Known from the Series’ of Dexter, and Transporter studied Civil Engineering, Newcastle University.
- Niel Armstrong Aeronautical Engineering, Purdue University, who became the first person to set foot on the moon in 1969
- Kalpana Chawla – Who famously dies in the great Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, had completed an aeronautical engineering degree at Punjab Engineering College, before pursuing further studies in the US. After joining NASA, she became both the first Indian-American and the first Indian woman in space.
If people like Neil Armstrong or Kalpana have inspired, you then you can literally continue where they left off
Where would we be without engineers…?
Engineers invented Televisions, mobile phones, cars, inexpensive steel to build buildings, hoovers, FM Radio, to name but a few! Great Britain’s history is full of great engineering feats yet the number UCAS applications are down year on year.
Without engineers we could not function as the world we live in today! Everything from your mobile phone to cars to bridges over rivers have all been made possible through the amazing minds of engineers. If we didn’t have the Runcorn bridge we wouldn’t be able to get to Chester zoo, never mind driving there either!
Engineers in History…
Gustave Eiffel: The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France was named after someone; that someone was Gustave Eiffel. This French civil engineer contributed to structural architecture, and enhanced metal construction of bridges.
Daniel Bernoulli: Discovered how to measure blood pressure, and was well known for his work on the Conservation of Energy.
John Ambrose Fleming: Sir John Ambrose Fleming is the inventor of the first vacuum tube. His engineering feat is known as the precursor to electronics
If you or anyone in your family have even ever been for an x-ray, you would still have your broken bones without an engineer called Marie Curie who invented the X-ray machine after learning to understand all of the parts that make it up. Almost everything we use in our day-to-day life has been made possible at the hands of brilliant engineers….that could be you!
Bill Nye the Science guy has been quoted saying “There is nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science for a better tomorrow, for a better all humankind.”
You are the youth of today! And we need your help to change our world for the better.
Learning about the earth in science, learning your times tables in math’s, and making your own clock in design technology are all the first steps to becoming an engineer. There is a whole world out there just waiting for you to come along and make it better, you’re already part-way there!
If you choose a career in engineering, you yourself could have a giant impact on the world we live in today! You could be the one to help to control global warming or poverty. You could be the next Steve jobs or even the next person to invent a robot that tidies your room for you, the possibilities are endless!
The Government have created numerous new apprentice schemes and even brought passed new laws promising that they will be able to create 3 million apprenticeships by 2020. With new laws in place this means that by the time you are in university wanting to study engineering or engineering-related courses, with the help of the government, the job opportunities will in the thousands for you thrive in.
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The Big Bang! is coming to Liverpool this summer! Visit the Exhibition Centre right in the city center and try out over 100 different science and engineering experiments The event is on the 5th of July and you don’t want to miss it, to find out more visit http://nearme.thebigbangfair.co.uk/North_West/ . Check out @TBB_NorthWest on Twitter #BigBangNW
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