The Young Engineer Summer Internship

Ages 15-18 London OR Live Online

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Internship Overview

The Young Engineer Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring engineers to undertake the ultimate career experience 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. You may alternatively register for the 'Live Online' version of this Internship.

 

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). You can also opt to attend this internship "Live Online".
        • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’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).

            The Live Online Internship will take place 31st July - 4th August 2021.

            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 info@investin.org OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

             

            Highlights In-Person (Half Internship) In-Person (Full Internship) 'Live Online' Internship
            Days of Timetable Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-5
            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/ engine teardown in Live Online version
            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)
            £1350

            £2600

            £595
            Additional price for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
            £600

            £1350

            n/a
            Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
            £100

            £100

            n/a

            Day 1 - ENTER THE INTERNSHIP

            Day 2 - NANOENGINEERING & DRIVERLESS VEHICLES

            Day 3 - IMMERSIVE ENGINEERING SIMULATIONS

            Day 4 - EXPLORE CAR MANUFACTURING: SUPERCAR EXPERIENCE

            Day 5 - Explore Aerospace: Airbus

            Days 6-8 -YOUNG ENGINEERS ON TOUR

            Day 9 - PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

            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

            7pmClose

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Day 2 - NANOENGINEERING & DRIVERLESS VEHICLES

            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

            5.00pmClose

            Day 3 - IMMERSIVE ENGINEERING SIMULATIONS

            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

            7.30pmClose

            Day 4 - EXPLORE CAR MANUFACTURING: SUPERCAR EXPERIENCE

            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

            6.30pmClose

            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

            6.30pmClose

            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

            Day 9 - PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

            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

            3.00pmInterviews

            - 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

            4.00pmClose

            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

            DAY 1: ENGINEERING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

            DAY 2: ENGINEERING OF VEHICLES

            DAY 3: SPACE AND FLIGHT

            DAY 4: NANOENGINEERING AND START-UPS

            DAY 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

            DAY 1: ENGINEERING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

            11.00amThe 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 key skills from the outset
            - Expectations vs reality

            12.00pmSustainable Cities

            - Advancing the world with engineering: how can we solve tomorrow's problems today?
            - What is needed to create new infrastructure and how do we turn our smart cities into sustainable cities?
            - Design a smart-city whilst considering population growth, VR/AR technologies and sustainability

            1:00pmLunch Break

            1:45pmGreen Process Engineering

            - The importance of environmentally friendly chemical processes: from concepts to industrial applications
            - Apply radical changes to industrial processes through green chemical engineering
            - Develop a new process for recycling industrial waste

            2:45pmMachine Learning: Engineering the Future

            - The humanitarian and environmental implications of machine learning
            - Develop your innovative solution to a major environmental crisis
            - Understand the design stages from process to profit
            - Design your own AI creation: debate and defend its potential and limitation
            - Can an inherently biased humanity ever create an unbiased machine?

            4:00pmClose

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            DAY 2: ENGINEERING OF VEHICLES

            11.00amThe Live Teardown

            - Experience a live and interactive teardown of an engine under the guidance of a top automotive engineer
            - Is this the end of the combustion engine?
            - Explore the fundamental aspects of automotive design and construction
            - Collaborate and craft your answer to a pressing industry issue
            - Discover hidden revelations: track the teardown of a household item

            1.00pmLunch Break

            1.45pmDriverless Vehicles

            - Design a driverless vehicle which will blow the competition away
            - Identify problems and share solutions
            - The ethical dilemma of driveless cars
            - Are driverless cars the future?

            2.45pmElectric Vehicles

            - How are today's automotive engineers creating tomorrow's transportation?
            - From circuit to network: the work of Electrical Engineers
            - Race against your peers in an EV, designing a route from the UK to the Arctic Circle

            3.45pmPanel Discussion

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

            4.30pmClose

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            DAY 3: SPACE AND FLIGHT

            11.00amReady for Take-off: Develop a Wing for Flight

            - The physics of flight: how to design and develop a high-performing aerofoil
            - Interactively construct and test a range of aerofoil designs alongside top material and aerospace engineers
            - Understand the crucial experiment design process and optimisation techniques
            -Identify limitations and apply your modifications to the wing design

            1.00pmLunch Break

            2.00pmExpedition to Earth: Designing for the Unknown

            - Solving one of humanity's greatest challenges
            - Understand cutting-edge innovations
            - Design a spacecraft that can survive an unknown environment!
            - Lead the entire project: from materials and budget to personnel
            - Develop your prototype and experiment with various processes to test its effectiveness

            4.00pmClose

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            DAY 4: NANOENGINEERING AND START-UPS

            11.00amEngineering from Nature

            - Nature and Engineering: Where is the link?
            - Human intervention: is it good?
            - From atoms to cells: why do we do it?
            - Develop your own method to solve humanities biggest problems

            12.00pmExploring the Nano-World

            - Nanoengineering: the endless possibilities for every engineering industry
            - Learn the techniques to develop your own nano structure
            - Design a practical application for a new nano innovation, which could change the world
            - Argue for or against the implications of specific nano designs
            - How can engineers apply virtual 3-D modelling to simulate nanoscale structures?

            1.00pmLunch Break

            1.45pmStart-Ups in Engineering: From Lab to Industry

            - Turning vision into reality
            - How to stand out
            - What qualities make a good entrepreneur?
            - Receive live feedback on your problem statement and proposed solutions

            3.00pmCareer Coaching

            - Your career as a future engineer
            - The options available to you after school
            - Getting work experience
            - What is out there to get you started?

            4.00pmClose

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            DAY 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

            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

            3.00pmInterviews

            - 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

            4.00pmInternship Reflection

            4.30pmInternship Close

            *In advance of the Internship you will be asked to create a CV and cover letter for a job as a top engineer. You will also do some personal reflection on your achievements and ambitions. You will then edit this throughout the day based on the advice you are given, to create your own personal development plan – highlighting your strengths and areas for improvement.

            Dates & Locations

            London, UK

            In-Person

            23rd July – 1st August 2021 OR 20th – 29th August 2021

            UCL, University of Cambridge, and other locations

            Accommodation Location

            Garden Halls (University of London)
            London, WC1H 9EN

            OR 

            College Hall (University of London)
            London, WC1E 7HZ

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            Live Online

            In-Person

            31st July - 4th August 2021

            11am - 4:30pm (UK time)

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            In-Person

            23rd July – 1st August 2021 OR 20th – 29th August 2021

            UCL, University of Cambridge, and other locations

            Accommodation Location

            Garden Halls (University of London)
            London, WC1H 9EN

            OR 

            College Hall (University of London)
            London, WC1E 7HZ

            Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

            Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

            Register Now

            Online

            31st July - 4th August 2021

            11am - 4:30pm (UK time)

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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.

            COVID-19 Group

            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. 

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