87% of our awards alumni (2019-2023) are employed in the engineering and technology sector
The importance of inspiring more young people to choose science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects and related degree courses or apprenticeships to bridge the skills gap in UK industry is widely recognised and has never been more important for the future of our profession
Because I want to give back to the community that supported me through my career
After 50 years in the engineering sector, Graham felt it was time to give back to the industry that provided him with endless opportunities. By donating to the Futures Fund he’s providing financial support to the next generation of engineers.
"Believe me, it’s absolutely thrilling to see a student you’ve supported through an IET programme at their graduation ceremony and into their first jobs. I feel I’m beginning to repay the IET and the British education system in general for all it’s done for me."
Because not all skills can be taught in a classroom
FIRST® LEGO® League is life-changing, but these events don’t happen for free. Without the donations of individuals and companies it just couldn’t happen. By supporting these events you’re making this learning and life experience possible for thousands of children in the UK.
IET Futures Fund funding enables pupils like those from Penpol School in Hayle, Cornwall, to take part in these kinds of competitions locally, often igniting a passion for STEM as well as helping them grow in confidence.
Because your donations can help someone find their place in engineering
Jasmine was first introduced to the world of engineering at 13 years old thanks to an IET Faraday® Challenge Day arranged by her Year 9 physics teacher. Now a 2022 IET Launch Scholarship recipient, supported by the Belling Charitable Settlement Jasmine is looking to develop her career in the engineering sector thanks to the support she’s received.
"I enjoyed the day so much, and it showed me that engineering could be a viable career option. I honestly don’t think I’d have considered engineering if it wasn’t for the IET Faraday® Challenge!"
50,000+ children each year will experience a STEM event delivered by the IET
Because one STEM event can change a career path and with your support we can bring our programmes to a wider audience.
Making a difference
“If we 'support today' they may 'deliver in the future'.
There is a hidden talent in all children - let STEM initiatives and other inspiration help show them the way.”
Brian Aldred IEng MIET