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The Young Engineer Programme

Live Online OR In-Person Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+0

Live Online
12th - 13th December 2020

Starts at 10.00am

Starts at 10.00am

In Person Date Only
6th - 7th March 2021

Starts at 10.00am

Starts at 10.00am

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Internship Overview

The Young Engineer Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of Engineering through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of experienced engineers over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’.

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities and jobs in engineering, and a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your UCAS application.

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Internship Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Engineering:

  • Engineers from world-leading brands will coach you through live, interactive experiences including:
  • Imagining the ultimate electric vehicle: use automotive engineering principles to revolutionise car manufacturing
  • Mapping a mission to Mars: select rocket propulsion architectures and colonisation approaches
  • Creating prosthetics limbs: review current design techniques and apply new innovative solutions

  • Work alongside top material engineers in a time-pressured business simulation: Using reverse engineering to reach the perfect solution to meet the client’s specification

Career Coaching for Future Engineers:

  • An action plan of how to get a top job, starting now.
  • Coaching by experts on: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques.

An Audience With Top Engineers:

  • Q&A time with a selection of leading engineers from a range of disciplines
  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time.

Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as: teamwork, problem-solving, innovative creativity, commercial awareness, and applying theoretical concepts.
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications.

    Programme Fee, Format & Options

    You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

    Programme Fee:

    ‘Live Online’: £95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £165/student for both days.

    In-Person: £295 for both days (we cannot offer a 1-day-only option for in-person due to Covid-19 prevention measures we have in place)

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

    Timetable

    Day 1: Aerospace, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

    Day 2: Chemical, Material and Biomedical Engineering

    Day 1: Aerospace, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

    10.00amThe Engineering Mindset

    - Engineers as today’s most valuable players
    - The engineer’s role in global business
    - The engineering design process
    - The career: a world of possibilities

    10.30amRoadtrip to Mars

    - Solving one of humanity's greatest challenges
    - Designing the lift-off, journey and arrival from an engineering perspective
    - Create solutions utilising aerospace, chemical, biomedical and civil engineering concepts
    - Work alongside engineers from these fields and receive live feedback
    - Understand cutting-edge leading solutions

    12.05pmFuture Cities

    - Advancing the world with engineering: how can we solve tomorrow’s problems today?
    - Debate ideas with leading engineers from structural, electrical and mechanical fields
    - Design a smart-city whilst considering population growth, VR/AR technologies and sustainability
    - How can engineers be at the forefront of solving problems relating to sustainability?

    1.05pmLunch break

    1.45pmElectric Vehicles

    - How are today's automotive engineers creating tomorrow's transportation?
    - Attack the "range anxiety" problem
    - Discuss the latest problems with EVs

    2.30pmMechanical Engineering and Engineering into the Future

    - Engineering in 6 easy steps: how to progress from drawing board to reality
    - Standing on the shoulders of others: teardowns as a learning tool
    - Engineering the products of tomorrow: where is the industry heading?
    - Solving the world's greatest challenges: the future of engineering

    3.45pmCareer Coaching: A Career in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical or Aeronautical Engineering

    - University & subject choices and Apprenticeships
    - Impactful cover letters/CVs
    - Applications
    - Interview techniques
    - How to build your network

    4.15pmPanel Q&A

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

    5.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Day 2: Chemical, Material and Biomedical Engineering

    10.00amEngineering the Future

    - The new world of engineering
    - The engineering design process
    - Advancing the world with engineering
    - How can you prepare for jobs that don’t yet exist?

    10.30amChemical Engineering: The Role of a Chemical Engineer in Sustainability

    - The chemical engineer’s role in industrial processes
    - Become a chemical engineer by having a go at equations!
    - Garbage into gold: review and debate new upcycling solutions
    - Be introduced to the concept of Circular Economy

    11.15amProsthetics and Bionics: The Body of the Future

    - Existing solutions, current pains and a bionic revolution
    - What role do aesthetics play in the design?
    - Develop prosthetic limbs in real-time, using CAD

    12.15pmLunch break

    1.15pmIt’s All Material

    - Work alongside top material engineers in a time-pressured business simulation:
    - Receive your client brief and design to their specification
    - Why is a Material Engineer needed on the moon?
    - Biomimicry and its influence in the Material world
    - The latest advancements in Material Engineering

    3.30pmCareer Coaching: A Career in Chemical, Material and Biomedical Engineering

    - University & subject choices and Apprenticeships
    - Impactful cover letters/CVs
    - Applications
    - Interview techniques
    - How to build your network

    4.15pmPanel Q&A

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

    5.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Venue & Dates

    Live Online OR In-Person

    12th - 13th December/ 6th - 7th March 2021


    Live Online: 12th - 13th December 2020

    In-Person at UCL: 6th - 7th March 2021

    Who Can Attend

    This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/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.

    There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. 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

    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.

    Testimonials

    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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