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The Future Engineer Programme

Ages 12-14 Live Online

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Internship Overview

The Future Engineer Programme takes students aged 12-14 on an immersive exploration through the world of an engineer. The programme gives you an interactive experience with top engineers, who will guide you through exciting simulations, including designing an aeroplane and building a skyscraper.

You will also be coached on how to become a top engineer, with guidance on GCSE choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

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Internship Highlights

Immersive Engineering Experiences:

  • Use aeronautical engineering concepts to design an aeroplane and build a model rocket
  • Investigate the world of civil engineering and use structural design processes to design a skyscraper that can withstand earthquakes and hurricanes
  • Evaluate the designs of your peers and improve your own approach to real-life engineering problems
  •  Understand the ‘engineer’s mindset’ and the exciting future that lies ahead

    Why should I attend?

    • An immersive experience of one of the world’s most prestigious careers
    • Meet successful engineers and ask them questions 
    • Coaching on a how to become a top engineer
    • Valuable work experience even before you turn 16

      Programme Fee, Format & Options

      This programme will take place online, delivered LIVE by top professionals, with opportunities for you to interact and ask questions


      Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

        For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

        Day 1: Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

        Day 2: Civil Engineering

        Day 3: Space

        Day 1: Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

        10.00amThe World of an Engineer

        - The importance of engineering in an ever-changing world
        - An engineer's role in the global ecosystem
        - The key skills, interests, and the ‘engineer’s mindset’

        10.30amDesign a Plane

        - Discover the world of Aeronautical Engineering
        - Construction materials and the architecture of planes
        - Investigate the different factors affecting flight
        - Employ the laws of physics to construct a plane

        11.45amLunch Break

        12.45pmSustainable Solutions – Electric Vehicles

        - Solving environmental problems: how can the engineers of today create the eco-friendly transportation of tomorrow?
        - Electric motors vs internal combustion engines: problems and possibilities for Electrical Engineers

        1.30pmComparing Driverless Cars

        - Machine learning, AI, and the most innovative trends in automotive engineering
        - Understanding the design process, from planning to product release
        - Compare detailed blueprints and choose a model to go to market
        - Efficiency vs ethics: are we moving towards a self-driving future?


        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Day 2: Civil Engineering

        10.00amThe Worlds within Engineering

        - Explore different branches of engineering – Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil
        - Functionality and designing the world around you: from roads and railways to power and water supply
        - How can engineers better connect people with their built environment?
        - Interdisciplinary approaches and the future of engineering

        10.30amBuild a Bridge

        - Discover the world of Civil Engineering
        - Think through structural considerations and BATS (Beams, Arches, Trusses, Suspensions)
        - Design and build a bridge based upon a realistic specification
        - Receive live feedback from experts in the field

        11.45amLunch Break

        12.45pmDesign your Skyscraper

        - Use core engineering principles to design and build the tallest, strongest skyscraper you can
        - Stick to a strict budget
        - Receive feedback from engineers on how your design will weather the storm from earthquakes, hurricanes, high winds, sleet, snow and hail

        2.00pmPanel Discussion

        - Live panel Q&A with professional engineers from a variety of backgrounds
        - Your key questions answered
        - Receive valuable advice


        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Day 3: Space

        10.00amExploring the Unknown: Space & Flight

        - Discover one of the most exciting career paths within engineering
        - Explore the most famous designs behind the 21st century commercial space race
        - How has cutting-edge engineering changed our relationship with space?

        10.30amBuild a Rocket Competition

        - Design and build your own model rocket
        - Apply strict scientific principles to each stage of the building process
        - Evaluate the work of your peers: modelling and rocket design, rocket science, predicted outcomes

        12.00pmLunch Break

        1.00pmExtensive Career Coaching

        - Interactive session dedicated to your journey to becoming a top engineer. Detailed advice on:
        - GCSE/A-level/degree/university choices
        - Excelling in the UCAS process
        - Extra-curricular activity choices
        - Work experience options
        - Career path options for the engineers of the future


        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Dates & Locations

        Live Online:

        19th - 21st February 2021

        You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.

        Who Can Attend

        The programme is for students aged 12-14 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career and start boosting their university/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

        You can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”.

        There is no application process. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are highly limited. We expect to be fully-booked several months in advance so advise you to register as soon as possible.

        No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

        COVID-19 Group

        The in-person programme will be run with strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place which have been modelled on the government’s guidelines for prevention in educational settings. You can view our measures here. In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ programme and be refunded the difference in price.


        If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device. You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email info@investin.org with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.

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