From September 2020 onwards, Next Gen Makers’ popular Engineering Careers Talks will be delivered direct to classrooms via dedicated webinars for local High Schools.

The webinar series is set to reach thousands of year 11 students at more than 30 High Schools by May 2021.

Next Gen Makers Managing Director Adam Tipper explains: “The 45 minute long interactive sessions will demystify what Engineering is and what Engineers careers could look like, provide local labour market information and promote opportunities for further study or apprenticeships in the sector post year 11, drawing upon information from the Next Gen Makers Engineering Careers Prospectus”.

The webinars will be broadcast via Zoom directly into school classrooms for High Schools within the Black Country, Birmingham and Bromsgrove/Redditch areas. Prior to Covid 19, these sessions were delivered in classrooms by the Next Gen Makers team as part of the ‘Engineering Careers Roadshow’.

Adam continues: “The aim of these webinars is to inspire more young people to think about a career in Engineering, whilst better informing those that already are interested about the next steps available.

During the webinars, students will get to hear directly from employers, existing Apprentices and experience video factory tours of progressive local manufacturers. This will be followed by a question and answer session to encourage interactivity and so that students can gain answers to any questions they may have”.

Careers Leaders interested in arranging a webinar for your School should email deborah@nextgenmakers.co.uk to discuss available dates.