If You Were An Engineer, Podcast

‘If you were an engineer…’Podcast has been produced by Primary Engineer to share the joy of what it is to be an engineer, the creativity, the inspiration and importantly what engineers were like as children! We will also hear from the young people who have taken part in the years If you were an engineer what would you do?’ national competition. ​

Each episode as bonus material illustrating the episodes’ themes, inventions and stories. ​Let us know what you think of the episodes using the feedback form below

‘If you were an engineer…’Podcast has been produced by Primary Engineer to share the joy of what it is to be an engineer, the creativity, the inspiration and importantly what engineers were like as children! We will also hear from the young people who have taken part in the years If you were an engineer what would you do?’ national competition.

Each episode as bonus material illustrating the episodes’ themes, inventions and stories. ​Let us know what you think of the episodes using the feedback form below

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Meet our host: Ollie Guillou

As a boy Ollie loved nothing more than trading pokemon cards, watching anime, and playing video games – and nothing much has changed! He used to spend countless hours with his dad learning how to build and upgrade computers.

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This early introduction to tech proved invaluable when he was kick-starting his career as a radio producer and broadcaster, connecting phone-lines and operating studio desks. During a successful decade working for the BBC, Ollie’s passion for podcasting grew, and he quickly turned from consumer to creator. He now runs his own company and has launched countless podcasts spanning a wide breadth of genres, including New Scientist Weekly, the magazine’s award-winning show. At school he could barely stand in front of the class and talk, now he broadcasts on a regular basis, he’s given a TEDx talk on ‘The Power of Constructive Media’, shared his podcast expertise with university students, gave a talk at the 2020 One Voice Conference, and he even made the shortlist for the 2021 Publisher Podcast Hero of the Year award. Compelled by Primary Engineer’s mission, and wishing he’d been able to take part in the Leaders Award competition when he was young, joining the team to create this podcast was a no-brainer. Ollie’s enthusiasm for the project is infectious, and his conversations with children and engineers about their amazing ideas are bound to inspire!

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Series 2 of the podcast is supported by The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust

The charity that promotes the Royal Air Force and inspires young people and RAF personnel to fulfil their potential in air, space and technology.

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As the parent charity of the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), the RAF Charitable Trust Promotes the RAF by placing it at the heart of a programme of world-class events and activities, with RIAT as a unique and world-class centrepiece.

RAFCT also strives to Inspire young people, both inside the RAF and outside, to fulfil their potential in air and space by delivering, with and through partners, access to and involvement in forward-looking air and space activities, including highly stimulating personal development opportunities. www.rafct.com

If You Were An Engineer, What Would You Do?

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STATWARS® Competition

STATWARS® is a data project, with multiple curriculum links to science, mathematics, computing, engineering, English and geography.

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