Impact of donations
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
Thanks to her IET bursary and supported mentoring, Molly’s confidence has blossomed and she’s excelling in her degree apprenticeship. Here she highlights how awards like this have an important role to play in opening up engineering to a much wider range of people. [link to: Because it’s important to ‘pay it forward’.
50,000+ children are taking part in our STEM programmes every year
We're providing transformative STEM experiences to young people, which prepare them for life as an engineer and to be able to draw on these learnings in their future careers.
She 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. She’s now a 2022 IET Launch Scholarship recipient, supported by the Belling Charitable Settlement and is looking to develop her career in the engineering sector thanks to the support she’s received.
Prior to the IET Faraday® Challenge Day, Jasmine never had the opportunity to experience practical engineering, however this programme gave her a glimpse into what life as an engineer might be like. “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!”
Aaron is a Degree Apprentice in Software Engineering at Queen Mary University of London.
Aaron has seen young people who’ve never worked in a team before and wouldn’t be seen dead presenting in front of a crowd become fully involved in effective teamwork by the end of the season, and absolutely come to life in front of judges when presenting.
We're helping to provide role models for the next generation
If we want to make a difference it's not later, later, later. It's now! We need more role models to inspire children into STEM from a younger age.
Maryem Khan, an IET Engineering Horizons Bursary recipient sponsored by Cundall, wants to encourage others to take up engineering and use her experience to help young people grow and develop too.
We help invest in the future of engineering. Your donations make it possible.
If you’d like to find out more about the ways you can support our programmes and initiatives or are considering making a donation, you can contact Helen Osment at email@example.com or by telephone: +44 (0)1438 767410.