The Young Engineer Summer Internship

London Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+1

In Person Date Only
23rd July - 1st August 2021

Starts at 2.00pm

Starts at 2.00pm

In Person Date Only
20th August - 29th August 2021

Starts at 2.00pm

Starts at 2.00pm

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Internship Overview

The Young Engineer Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring engineers to undertake the work experience of their dreams in London.

Over the course of 10 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of engineering that one can imagine: a supercar studio experience day with top automotive engineers, an experiential visit to Airbus and its ExoMars testing facility, as well as designing an aerofoil and testing it live in a wind tunnel with aerospace engineers.

Also available on the Internship are experiential visits to the University of Cambridge, and a pioneering Artificial Intelligence company. 

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful engineer.

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Internship Highlights

Covid-19: We are proud to report that our Summer 2020 Internships did go ahead as planned in London, with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback was outstanding, averaging 9.2 out of 10! 

You can therefore register with confidence. Full details of our Covid-19 policy are set out later on this page.


Immersive Engineering Experiences:

  • Explore the Airbus Defence & Space Headquarters and its ExoMars testing facility 
  • Discover the magic of ‘Supercar’ production and design with engineers from leading supercar brands
  • Take apart a petrol engine under the supervision of a top mechanical engineer
  • Private Q&A session with a NASA scientist
  • Design an aerofoil and test it live in a wind tunnel with a Rolls Royce engineer
  • Plot and test a drone pilot journey through numerous obstacles
  • Build a bridge using structural design to carry load

    Senior Engineers From Iconic Global Brands:

    • Be coached through the immersive experiences with engineers from world-renowned firms including Rolls Royce, Virgin Atlantic, McLaren Automotive and BAE Systems
    • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future careers

      Personalised Career Coaching:

      • Bespoke career coaching: have your CV reviewed by an engineering recruitment expert and receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
      • Training on how you can get one of the most desirable jobs in engineering, starting now: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques.
      • Experience real-life recruitment methods used by top employers in engineering

        Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

        • Attending the internship demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, innovation and commercial awareness.
        • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications.

        World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

        • Experience two of the best universities on the planet: Cambridge and University College London (UCL).
        • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the internship, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

        Design Your Own Internship:

        • Choose to attend the Full Internship (10 days) or Half Internship (5 days)
        • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at UCL’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation.

            Programme Fee, Format & Options

            The internship will take place on 23rd July – 1st August 2021 OR 20th – 29th August 2021

            You can choose either the Half Internship (5 days) or the Full Internship (10 days)

            Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

            In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.


            Highlights Half Internship Full Internship
            Days of Timetable Days 1-5 Days 1-10
            Immersive engineering experiences. Test aerofoil designs using a wind tunnel with a Rolls Royce Engineer; plot a successful drone pilot journey through a model city of obstacles.
            Experience-days with some of the most iconic names in global manufacturing like Airbus and experiential visit to a supercar studio with top automotive engineers
            Private networking session with top UK engineers
            Experiences at The University of Cambridge and a pioneering artificial intelligence company
            Personalised career coaching session: receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions.
            Internship (without accommodation or meals)

            Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included

            Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)


            Day 1 - ENTER THE INTERNSHIP




            Day 5 - Explore Aerospace: Airbus

            Days 6-8 -YOUNG ENGINEERS ON TOUR


            Day 10 - INTERNSHIP REVIEW

            Day 1 - ENTER THE INTERNSHIP

            3pmThe Internship Begins

            - Keynote speech by the Internship Director
            - Immersive group activities to give you crucial engineering skills for the internship ahead: teamwork, design, critical thinking, working under pressure and presentation
            - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can be powerful contacts for your career ahead


            *exact programme subject to change without notice


            10.30amThe World of an Engineer

            - Your journey to becoming a top engineer, starting now
            - Securing a place on the world’s most desirable graduate schemes
            - Adopting the keys skills and behaviours from the outset
            - Expectations vs reality

            11.30amDesign Simulation 1: Nanoengineering

            -The brave new world of nanotechnology
            -Create your own structural breakthrough
            -Design a practical application for your innovation, which could change the world
            -Justify the environmental implications of your design

            12.30pmDesign Simulation 2: Driverless Vehicles

            -Design a driverless vehicle which will blow the competition away
            -Balance your engineering instincts with a business focus
            -Implementation, issues and solutions
            -The future: your solution vs Google’s

            1.30pmLunch Break

            2.30pmCareer Coaching: Your path to the best universities and the best graduate jobs

            - Become the young engineer that the corporate world is searching for
            - Coaching on A-level/IB choices, apprenticeships, degree and university selection, and the best extra-curricular activities to immerse yourself in
            - Graduate role application and interview coaching from experts

            3.15pmRound-table discussions with Oxbridge assessments

            - Solve case studies used in Oxbridge assessments
            - Be assessed on critical skills by Oxbridge and other leading university alumni and interview experts
            - Receive personalised feedback and tips



            10.30amThe New World of Drones

            - Team pilot a drone to execute your plan
            - Presented with an objective to deliver a package across a route filled with obstacles (physical, electrical, moral)
            - Optimise the route for functionality and efficiency
            - Return via a racing competition, planning and executing complex manoeuvres and tricks to understand the physics of flight
            - Experience virtual reality cities and start designing for an exciting future

            12.00pmReady for Take-off: Develop a wing for flight in a wind tunnel

            - Work alongside top material and aerospace engineers
            - In conjunction with the practical aspect of drone flight, understand the physics of flight to design and develop a high-performing aerofoil
            - Interactively improve and test aerofoil designs using a wind tunnel
            - Learn crucial design of experiments, data processing and optimisation techniques for engineering

            1.30pmLunch Break

            2.30pm‘I built that with my own two hands’

            - Compete against the other attendees to build a structure to carry weight/impact across two points
            - Consider cost, environmental and structural aspects working alongside expert engineers, and put your ideas into action

            4.30pmPanel Discussion

            - Ask your burning questions to all the high-ranking engineers whom you’ve worked with over the weekend

            5.30pmPrivate Networking Reception With the Engineers

            - A unique opportunity to spend an evening with engineers from some of the biggest corporations in the industry
            - Gain personal advice and build a powerful network for your future



            9.00amSupercar Experience Day

            - Interns will be taken to a supercar studio
            - Meet engineers who have helped create the world's highest performance cars
            - Take apart a petrol engine under the supervision of a top mechanical engineer
            - Discover how they have employed the world's most advanced engineering techniques to dominate the competition
            - Personal Q&A time with these engineers

            4.30pmReturn to London


            Day 5 - Explore Aerospace: Airbus

            9.00amExperience Day: Airbus ExoMars

            - Interns will be taken to the Airbus ExoMars facility located just outside London
            - Be a part of the historic European/Russian space agency project to search for life on Mars
            - Work alongside ExoMars mission engineers to navigate Martian terrain using gyroscopes in the Mars Yard testing facility
            - Simulate the Rosetta mission alongside thermal engineers to take data from a comet
            - Witness manufacturing by 3D printing live in the Airbus Defence and Space factory

            5.30pmSpace Engineering

            - Interns will have a private session with a NASA scientist
            - Astronaut training explained firsthand
            - Personal Q&A time with Mercury mission leads


            Days 6-8 -YOUNG ENGINEERS ON TOUR

            3 Full DaysUniversity of Cambridge & Artificial Intelligence

            - Experience some of Cambridge’s most iconic colleges and buildings. Meet Cambridge students and get their advice on how to gain a place there for yourself
            - Experience-session at a leading AI company. Understand first-hand how AI is changing the world
            - Cultural activities at some of London's most renowned landmarks


            11.00amApplying for top Engineering Jobs

            - CVs, cover letters and application forms for top engineering firms
            - Ensuring you have both the style and substance to make it to the interview stage

            12.00pmWork Experience

            - Coaching on how to get the work experience that engineering employers are looking for – both traditional forms of work experience and other relevant experience that will make your application stand out, including extra-curricular activities
            - How to make the most of work experience once you get it – impressing employers and using this as a gold star on your CV

            1.00pmLunch Break

            2.00pmAssessment Centres

            - How to impress during assessment centres
            - Receive an overview of the common components of assessment centres used by top Engineering firms


            - Coaching on how to excel at the interview stage
            - Preparation; style; body language; understanding what you are really being asked; answering difficult questions and more
            - Interactive interview exercises for you to participate in


            Day 10 - INTERNSHIP REVIEW

            MorningThe Internship Review

            - A review of what you have gained during the internship
            - How to use this once-in-a-lifetime experience as a springboard for your future
            - Farewell speech by Internship Director

            2pmInterns Depart

            Venue & Dates

            University College London (UCL)

            July OR August 2021

            Programme Location

            UCL, University of Cambridge, leading engineering companies and other University of London premises. 

            Accommodation Location

            Garden Halls (University of London)
            1 Cartwright Gardens
            King's Cross
            WC1H 9EN

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            Who Can Attend

            The Internship is for students aged 15-18 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 for our Summer Internships 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.


            Our Summer 2020 Internships in London went ahead as planned with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback was outstanding, averaging 9.2 out of 10!

            We are therefore very confident that the 2021 Internships will be able to take place too. In the unlikely event that the Internship is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then you will receive a refund. 

            (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 

            You can view our Covid-19 risk mitigation measures policy document here. This will be constantly updated; we shall follow all government guidelines in place at the time of the Internship. 


            We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.


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