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The Future Engineer Summer Experience Live Online

The Future Engineer Summer Experience Live Online

Ages 12-14 Live Online

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The Future Engineer Summer Experience Live Online is an opportunity for students aged 12-14 to work with top engineers on some of the most exciting experiences of this industry that one can imagine: a live teardown of a mechanical machine, planning a trip to Mars, and designing ‘future cars’, boats, rockets, geodesic domes and planes.

The Internship takes place ‘Live Online’ – 5 days of interactive work experience with top engineers from the comfort of your own home.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your CVs and university applications, setting you up for your future as a successful engineer.


Immersive Experiences in Engineering:

  • Organise a mission to Mars and design the rocket which will carry your team
  • Take apart a machine under the supervision of a top mechanical engineer
  • Design a plane and test it against your peers
  • Build a geodesic dome using everyday materials and test its ability to withstand the weight of a human
  • Q&A session with top engineers 

    Senior Engineers From Iconic Global Brands::

    • Be coached through these immersive experiences by engineers from world-renowned firms such as Rolls Royce and British Airways
    • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future careers

    Comprehensive Career Coaching:

    • Coaching on navigating your career path options and advice on how you can begin your journey towards one of the most desirable jobs in engineering, starting now: GCSE, A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application, admissions test, and interview techniques 
    • Build your personal profile: identify your strengths and weaknesses and receive advice on areas for development

      Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

      • Attending the Internship demonstrates that you have gained key skills such as teamwork, attention-to-detail, problem-solving, time management, innovation, and commercial awareness
      • Complete the online assessment after the Internship and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications

      Day 1: On the Ground

      Day 2: Up in the Air

      Day 3: Engineering at Sea

      Day 4: Can you think like an Engineer?

      Day 5: Personal Career Coaching

      Day 1: On the Ground

      10.30amThe 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’
      - Expectations vs reality

      11.00amCars of the Future

      - Solving environmental problems: how can the engineers of today create the eco-friendly transportation of tomorrow?
      - The future of automotive vehicles, including hybrid, electric, and driverless cars
      - Become a leading automotive engineer for ‘Future Vehicles’; compare detailed real-life specifications, and choose a model to go to market
      - Efficiency vs ethics; are we moving toward a self-driving future?

      12.30pmLunch Break

      1.30pmSimulation: Urban Design and Dome Building

      - Discover the world of civil engineering (bridges, buildings, tunnels): how can engineers better connect us with our built environment?
      - Be transported to 2060: how will you adapt to life’s challenges and create a city that can survive and thrive?
      - Functional design simulation: Build a Geodesic Dome
      - Under the instruction of an experienced civil engineer, draw and build a geodesic dome using old newspapers
      Will your finished dome be strong enough to hold your weight?
      - Reflect upon and evaluate the designs of your peers

      3.00pmPanel Discussion

      - Ask questions to high-ranking engineers across various disciplines
      - Ask your burning questions about life as an engineer
      - Make valuable contacts


      *exact programme subject to change without notice

      Day 2: Up in the Air

      10.30amThe Worlds within Engineering

      - Explore the different branches of engineering and immerse yourself into the world of space and flight
      - Discover how cutting-edge engineering has changed earth’s relationship with outer space
      - The implications of further space exploration and the future of flight

      11.00amSimulation: Flight

      - The most exciting areas of work within aeronautical engineering
      - Design a plane that can withstand extreme weather conditions

      12.30pmLunch Break

      1.30pmSimulation: A Rocket to Mars

      - Discuss the challenges facing the aerospace engineers of today: what has changed since the moon landing?
      - Rockets and their design – how to meet unique and varying governmental and commercial requirements
      - Design your mission to Mars: stick to a budget, design a rocket, negotiate timings, build a dream team, plan for the unknown


      Day 3: Engineering at Sea

      10.30amSustainable Energy Generation

      - Discover the world of energy engineering (solar arrays, wind farms and tidal power)
      - What will we do when the fossil fuels run out, harnessing the power offshore
      - Interactive challenge: Using the data available to you, plan a complete power solution to a new city
      - Keep within budget and ensure that no resident goes without the electricity they require

      12.30pmLunch Break

      1.30pmBuoyancy and Staying Afloat

      - Discover the world of Ultra Large Container Ships and the enormous feats of engineering to keep them afloat
      - How can a ship carry 23 million kilograms and not sink?
      - Interactive Challenge: Design and build a boat that will outperform your competitors in both speed and capacity tests
      - Will your boat stay afloat and make it to the finish line?


      Day 4: Can you think like an Engineer?

      10.30amLive Mechanical Teardown

      - Draw inspiration from the designs of existing engineers
      - Taking apart a machine and learning from it
      - Interactive challenge: after the teardown, guide a professional engineer through the process of reassembling a complex machine

      1.00pmLunch Break

      2.00pmHow Engineers can learn from Nature

      - Draw inspiration from plants, animals, and the natural world around us
      - The promise and potential of Biomimicry
      - Case study: Velcro Interactive challenge: use an adaptation found in nature to solve a complex human problem. Draw, design and present your ideas, and evaluate your peers’ ideas


      Day 5: Personal Career Coaching

      10.30amYour Path as an Engineer

      - Career path options for engineers of the future
      - GCSE/A-level/degree/university choices
      - How to excel no matter what path you choose
      - Interactive exercises to understand each stage of your career path

      12.00pmWork Experience & Extracurriculars

      - What work experience is available whilst at school and how to make the most of it
      - How to use extracurriculars to stand out
      - Other opportunities including volunteering, and more

      12.45pmLunch Break

      1.45pmYour Personal Profile and Skills

      -How to excel from now, through school and beyond
      - Discover the skills needed to excel, and how to develop those skills most needed to succeed
      - How to make your profile stand out
      - Assessing your strengths, weaknesses, and areas which you need to develop further

      2.45pmYour Personal Pitch

      - Talk confidently about your accomplishments at every stage of your journey
      - Preparation; style; body language; understanding what you are really being asked; answering difficult questions and more
      - Interactive exercises and top tips to succeed


      Fees, Eligibility and Options

      This programme is for students aged 12-14. No prior knowledge or experience is required; our professionals will give you all the training you need. 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 so encourage you to register as soon as possible.

      The Live Online Internship will take place 14th - 18th August 2021.

      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.

      Summer Experience Type 'Live Online' Internship
      Length Days 1-5
      Take apart a machine under the supervision of a top mechanical engineer.
      Private networking with top engineers
      Career coaching on how to get into a top career for engineering
      Venues, Dates & Locations

      Live Online


      14th - 18th August 2021

      10.30am - 3:30pm (UK time)

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      14th - 18th August 2021

      10.30am - 3:30pm (UK time)

      Register Now


      As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost. Your AmbitionX membership will be free for one year and after that will be charged at £165/annum; you may cancel any time before renewal.

      COVID-19 Group

      This programme will be delivered ‘Live Online’, so is not affected at all by any Covid-19 restrictions.


      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 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.