Ideas, links and resources

Information for year groups

Find out some of the main science and engineering opportunities for your school year:

If you would like to find out about any of these ideas, then ask your teacher about them.

What can I do in years 7-10?

Perhaps you could:

What can I do in year 11?

Perhaps you could:

  • join your school's science or engineering club
  • come to one of our Engineering Our Future events (usually aimed at year 10 - 13s) 
  • speak to people about engineering and science careers such as the graduates at the Engineering our Future lectures
  • enter competitions such as:
  • apply for a place on a Smallpeice Engineering Course (year 9-12)
  • apply for an Arkwright Scholarship (if you are studying a GCSE DT)
  • consider applying for an engineering work experience position
  • research science and engineering careers online
  • attend careers events in the local area
  • look out for science and engineering trips your school may be running
  • speak to your school's careers' advisor about what to do next
  • consider an engineering apprenticeship for school leavers aged 16
  • consider staying on at school for the sixthform or attending college to study suitable A-levels for an engineering degree (this will include maths and physics, usually with other scientific subjects such as further maths, electronics or chemistry or Design and Technology)
  • consider staying on at school for the sixthform or attending college to study suitable courses which could lead to a job or further training in a technical, scientific or engineering field (this could include BTECs, GNVQs or A-levels)

What can I do in year 12?

Perhaps you could:

What can I do in year 13?

Perhaps you could:

  • join your school's science or engineering club
  • come to one of our Engineering Our Future events (usually aimed at year 10 - 13s) 
  • speak to people about engineering and science careers such as the graduates at the Engineering our Future lectures
  • enter competitions such as:
  • consider applying for an engineering work experience position in the holidays
  • consider applying for one of the EDT's Year in Industry industrial placements
  • check out opportunities for work with local engineering firms
  • research science and engineering careers online
  • attend careers events in the local area
  • attend university open days 
  • look out for science and engineering trips your school may be running
  • speak to your school's careers' advisor about what to do next
  • consider applying for an engineering apprenticeships for school leavers aged 18
  • consider filling in a UCAS application for an engineering, science or maths related university course
  • look on the appropriate professional institution's website to see if the are offering bursaries or scholarships for your time at university e.g IET, IMechE, ICE, IoP

Print Email