What question would you ask an engineer?
A large part of the ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’ is interviewing engineers and enabling learners to ask the questions that matter to them. These interviews provide an opportunity for engineers to share how they use creative problem solving in their work and inspire the pupils to find their own engineering ideas.
You can find videos of our previous engineer interviews on our YouTube channel
How do we interview an engineer?
We will be running a selection of live webinars with amazing individuals from across the engineering industry. To access these interviews, please register for the competition then log into the resources area to find the link to access the interviews.
What if my school isn’t available to join the live interview at that time?
All of the interviews will be recorded and uploaded on our YouTube channel so you can watch at a time that suits. We have a fantastic collection of past interviews on this channel so please make use of these as your alternative engineer engagement.
How will I know if that interview is suitable for my class?
We ask all engineering professionals to provide a quote beforehand so you have an idea of what the interview topic will be.
Can I join multiple interviews?
You only need to attend one interview, however if you wanted you could attend multiple. Remember, the sooner you have your engineer engagement, complete your entries in class and send them to us, the sooner we can get engineers to grade them. All schools who submit their entries before Christmas will get free postage! Just one of the many ways we are making things easier for your school!
My class has watched an online interview, what next?
This interview should have inspired your pupils to come up with their own engineering ideas and complete their entries in class. If you have any questions or need any support, please drop us an email.
2023 INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
More dates and interviews will be added to the below list so keep an eye out!
September 28th at 1:30pm with Steven McCarthy from Defence Equipment & Support talking about his role as Head of Marine Engineering General Service Specialisation in the Royal Navy. Find out why he wanted to be a marine engineer, what his training involved and much more!
October 11th at 1pm with Tessa Ryan from Jersey Electricity talking about electricity.
October 16th at 1:30pm with Daniel Undabarrena Jones from Siemens Energy talking about what inspired him to become a mechanical engineer for Siemens Energy and work on Subsea connectors that will be deployed at the bottom of the ocean to extract oil and gas.
November 9th at 1:30pm with Bob Anstey OBE from Costain talking about how fascinating life under the sea is and how submarines work.
November 22nd at 1pm with Jack Jenner-Hall a Glider Pilot and Aviation Ambassador for the Department for Transport talking about his love for flying and how the sky is the limit!
December 5th at 1:30pm with Krystina Pearson-Rampeearee from BAE Systems talking about her career as a multi-award winning Aerospace Engineer.
December 12th at 1:30pm with Vincent Giampietro from Kings College London talking about his career as a brain engineer.
January 19th at 2:30pm with Yewande talking about how engineering empowers us to shape a better world
Register here for 2023/2024
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