Take a look at our opportunities for engagement below
If you are interested in supporting us with any of the activities below please click the “Join Us” link at the bottom of the list to sign up.
We may invite you to produce a 30 second video that we will use to promote If You Were An Engineer, What Would You Do? on social media and the web.
These videos focus on engineering and would include what you were like at school, your current role, and the organisation you work for. Following with “I became an engineer because [insert what inspired you to become an engineer]. So tell me, If You Were An Engineer What Would You Do?”
These videos are used on our official LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube channels, as well as the Leaders Award website and by submitting the video you agree to us sharing the content to support schools and pupils and for marketing purposes. If you agree your organisation can also include the video in promotional channels.
We may work with you to create a short 7-10 minute film or presentation addressing some of the issues below. These videos focus on engineering and would include what you were like at school.
- Who you are,
- Your role,
- The organisation you work for
- Your journey to becoming an engineer.
- Address any of the following if you are comfortable sharing to encourage children to pursue their engineering aspirations.
- Did you face any struggles?
- Were you told you couldn’t be an engineer? Did that push you further? How did you overcome this?
- What inspired you to become an engineer?
- Were there any engineers who inspired you?
- Any books or films you would recommend to budding engineers?
- Alternatively you can present a topic in your specialist field. Discuss
- What you do?
- What does the role entail?
- Which skills/experiences are required?
- Share something ‘cool’ in your field children would engage with.
- Answer the following question. Do you think anyone can become an engineer?
- End with “I became an engineer and have [insert achievements] but if you were an engineer, what would you do?”.
These videos will be used on or official LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube channels, as well as the Leaders Award website and by submitting the video you agree to us sharing the content to support schools and pupils and for marketing purposes.
Engage directly with schools and pupils
During the academic year we host online interviews with engineering professionals. Our live interviews are held on Zoom and live steamed through YouTube/Facebook where the recording will be hosted after the interview.
The first part of the interview will be your presentation. In your presentation you will discuss your role and then focus on a skill/topic within engineering you would like to share with the competition participants. The presentation is usually around 10-15 minutes and you can choose the medium you use such as PowerPoint or speaking directly to the camera and using props to support your discussion.
This is then is followed by a 15 minute live Q&A. The attendees will type in their questions, which we will collate and relay back to you to answer.
The interviews are 30 minutes.
The recordings will be used on or official LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube channels, as well as the Leaders Award website and by submitting the video you agree to us sharing the content to support schools and pupils and for marketing purposes.
Direct School Engagement
Schools can request a local engineer visit the school in person or via a one-to-one live stream to help support them with one of our programmes..
Our Funding Partners can sign Engineers up to become an official EICIE (Engineers Inspiring Children inspiring Engineers) Ambassador.
Once a school requests direct engagement with an engineer our team will reach out to you or your team to provide our engineer engagement pack to brief you on how to work directly with schools. We then introduce you to the teacher at the school. Once you and the teacher who has made the request are happy to be introduced, we will make introductions so you can directly schedule a visit or an online call between yourselves.
Raise Your Voice & Share Your Story
This year we will be launching our Resource Hub. We will be looking to publish blogs, articles, reports, whitepapers and features. We will be inviting engineers and engineering professionals to share their content.
The content can be you
- sharing skills or insights,
- an opinion piece,
- an exciting story from your career
- your journey to becoming an engineering professional
- or anything that the participants of If You Were An Engineer, What Would You Do?® Competition would find of value in their entries and other engineering professionals would find useful.
Articles will be published digitally. The audience will be schools, industry professionals and pupils entering the competition, so you can tailor to target any of these.
You would need to provide your short bio and profile picture to accompany the feature.
Throughout the year, we receive entries from school and home learners for the “If You Were An Engineer, What Would You Do?”® competition.
For children who have entered, knowing engineers read the entries is hugely inspirational and grading helps demonstrate just how much engineers care about the engagement of young people with engineering. We therefore invite you to join us and register to become an official grader. We are looking to inspire you too and give you a few stories you can ‘dine out on’ along the way!
Get Your Certificate
After you have taken part in any of the activities above we will send you a survey to understand your experiences and the value you believe your engagement has delivered to pupils and schools, alongside how you found partnering with Primary Engineer for If You Were An Engineer, What Would You Do? competition.
Upon completion of the survey, we will send you our Limited Edition Badge and Certificate as evidence of public engagement and for you to add to your Professional Development Portfolio.
Ready to join us?
interested? Register now to become an official EICIE (Engineers Inspiring Children inspiring Engineers) Ambassador for the “If You Were An Engineer, What Would You Do?”® competition.