With High Schools and Colleges closing and a significant proportion of the population working from home, Next Gen Makers are determined to ensure that Careers Leaders are supported with the resources they need to advise students interested in taking their ‘next steps’ towards a career in Engineering – and to ensure young people looking for opportunities remain well informed.

In the past week alone, we have been approached by numerous students seeking Engineering Apprenticeships or opportunities for further study, post high school and college.

We have also held numerous conversations with Careers Leaders, sharing ideas about what kind of content might be useful to assist in their efforts to advise students remotely.

Earlier this month, we launched our Engineering Careers Prospectus 2020 – an online and printed resource which has since been shared with Careers Leaders at around 30 High Schools across the West Midlands.
The project has been met with a fantastic, positive response and we now intend to expand on the online presence, including the following content:

‘Video Library’
A Prospectus web section dedicated to video content including:
• Expert advice from our College and Training Provider partners
• Apprentice interviews: ‘A day in the life of’…
• Insight from manufacturers
• Tips from Recruitment experts such as ‘how to conduct yourself in a video interview’

Engineering Careers Q&A Forum – webinars
Our hugely popular in-person Engineering Careers Q&A Forums bring the experience and insight of manufacturing leaders directly to students and aspiring engineers at our partner Colleges. We will now be producing these as webinars, which will be recorded and saved in our Video Library.

Engineering Apprenticeship Finder
“My [friend, son, daughter, nephew, niece…] is looking for an Apprenticeship in Engineering, do you know where they could find one?” is one of the most common questions that we get asked year-round.
That’s why we are producing an online landing page where individuals interested in pursuing an Engineering Apprenticeship can sign up to receive alerts about live vacancies from our partner College and Training Providers and member companies. One simple, go to web page.