Next Gen Makers are proud to announce our Engineering Careers Roadshow 2019/20.

Kicking off in October 2019 and running until June 2020, the roadshow will reach hundreds of full time Engineering students at local Colleges, as well as hundreds more students at Sixth Forms and High Schools across the West Midlands.

The Next Gen Makers Engineering Careers Roadshow 19/20 will include over 20 Engineering and Manufacturing companies and take in Factory Visits, Employer Talks as well as Engineering Careers Workshops and will also share the successes of existing Apprentices to inspire the next generation.

“Our Engineering Careers Roadshow will not just aim to inspire and inform, but engage young people with real engineering too, particularly with SME companies that so often are unheard of amongst local young people” comments Next Gen Makers Director Adam Tipper.

The roadshow will reach hundreds of Full Time Engineering students at local Colleges, Sixth Forms and High Schools.

“Together, we aim to influence more young people to start a career in Engineering and increase uptake on live Engineering Apprenticeship opportunities with the companies involved at the same time”, continues Adam.

“Put simply, we’re making it easier for companies that need to address an ageing demographic of workforce or that want to ‘do their bit’ towards inspiring the next generation into their sector to do so, by creating a platform for them to reach their target audience of aspiring young engineers”.
As part of our Engineering Careers Workshops, Next Gen Makers will be sharing Engineering Career stats and advice as well as local labour market information provided by our friends at Make UK.

A massive thank you must also go to Principle Sponsors MSC Industrial Supply Co UK for their vital support and passion for future proofing the regions engineering and manufacturing community.

Adam Tipper concludes: “We’ve already proved at Next Gen Makers that engineering students make great Apprentices and that there are lots of young people out there who would consider starting a career in engineering, but that don’t get linked to industry. Our Engineering Careers Roadshow aims to address that.

“Engineering firms should not struggle to recruit young talent, but to reverse the skills gap they need to engage in this kind of activity to create the visibility that they currently lack amongst young people locally – and positively influence through opportunities to engage with their business”.

Activity announcements will be available online at nextgenmakers.co.uk shortly.