Inspiring the Next Generation of Makers

The West Midlands faces a shortage of 20,000 young engineers every year. Next Gen Makers exists to enable West Midlands Engineering and Manufacturing firms to inspire and engage the next generation of engineers into their company, future proof their workforce and create opportunities for local young people.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Makers

The West Midlands faces a shortage of 20,000 young engineers every year.

Next Gen Makers is an innovative private sector initiative that creates a platform for West Midlands Engineering and Manufacturing firms to inspire more young engineers into their workforce and their sector through organised activity at our partner Colleges and Schools.

Reach over 1,000 Full Time Engineering students across our 5 partner Colleges.

Engage local secondary school students with industry experiences.

Careers Workshops

Factory Visits

Work Experience

Inspirational Talks

Keen to future proof your workforce?

Passionate about inspiring the next generation into your sector?

Looking to solve a skills shortage?

Next Gen Makers News

Doctor, Lawyer….Engineer??

My brother is a primary school teacher.Recently he took a group of his year 6 pupils to Germany on a school trip. Whilst there, he got chatting to the German Headmaster of the school and asked him, amongst other things, why the German Education system has not been...

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Collaboration finds Birchills Automotive Apprentice

A collaboration between Next Gen Makers and Walsall College has helped Birchills Automotive find their latest Apprentice, Alex Wilson. The Walsall based firm, who are industry leaders in the design and manufacture of custom exhaust systems for brands including BMW and...

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Announcing – Engineering Careers Prospectus 2020

Next Gen Makers are proud to announce our Engineering Careers Prospectus 2020.Our Schools and young people need to hear about our regions’ rich Engineering supply chains now more than ever before. It’s time for an Employer led solution to the lack of manufacturing...

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