ENGINEERING - AN EXCITING CAREER CHOICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
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ENGINEERING - AN EXCITING CAREER CHOICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Mid Worcestershire MP, Peter Luff, has today reaffirmed his commitment to get more young people inspired to pursue engineering as a career.

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek13) launches in November and as part of this week Peter has arranged a display in the Houses of Parliament to show off Bloodhound SSC which will bid for the world land speed record in 2015.

Peter explained,

“Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is a showcase for the breadth and depth of 21st Century engineering and the Bloodhound SSC is a perfect example of this.

“Bloodhound is a SuperSonic Car which is designed to travel at 1,000 miles per hour – much faster than the speed of sound. The car and its creators have been visiting schools across the country and can illustrate to young people the exciting work that engineers do. It can show them where a career in engineering could take them.

“I hope Tomorrow’s Engineers Week and the Bloodhound project in particular will encourage young people – particularly young women - to look at careers in engineering with fresh eyes.

“This is more important than ever as we must inspire the next generation of engineers to ensure we have sufficient engineers for our future economic growth and our national security.”

EngineeringUK Chief Executive, Paul Jackson, said,

“Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is a fantastic initiative, bringing together in collaboration Government, businesses, professional institutions and the wider engineering community to inspire our next generation of engineers. The UK needs more engineers and, to achieve this vital aim, we must excite young people about the range of engineering careers and show them the pathways into engineering. The Week helps to put engineering in the frame, and encourages young people to explore further through the Tomorrow’s Engineers website.”

Working with over 40 partner organisations, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the engineering industry developed Tomorrow’s Engineers Week to promote engineering in all its forms as an exciting and varied career choice.

For further information about Tomorrow’s Engineers Week and to find out more about the exciting and rewarding careers available in engineering, visit
www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk

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