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

Announcing: Engineering Careers Roadshow 2019/20!

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...

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Redhill Manufacturing tour inspires the next generation

Redditch based Redhill Manufacturing, one of the UK's leading manufacturers of access, storage and manual handling equipment recently opened its’ doors to welcome a group of year 10 and 11 students from a local High School, RSA Academy Arrowvale. The students had...

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