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Book now and take advantage of our 15% early-bird discount using the code SUMMER15A. Offer ends midnight December 31st.

Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

The Future Engineer Weekend

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Future Engineer Weekend


The Future Engineer Weekend gives students aged 12-14 a chance to test-drive life as an engineer. Learn from top engineers as they guide you through a series of interactive activities: map a mission to Mars, take apart an electric whisk and delve into robotics. You will also get expert advice on how to become a successful engineer, with guidance on subject choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

You can attend either in-person in London or live online. Register now to gain an edge over other aspiring engineers, and a super-curricular experience to add to your university application.

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An Interactive Masterclass:
  • Top engineers will coach you through a range of interactive activities:
  • Map your ‘mission to Mars’: design the lift-off, journey and arrival alongside aerospace engineers 
  • Take part in a live teardown: understand the mechanical components of an electric whisk 
  • Problem-solve with a materials engineer in a time-pressured simulation 
Coaching On How To Become An Engineer:
  • Step-by-step guidance on how to become an engineer
  • Advice on subject choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more
An Audience With Top Engineers:
  • Hear from successful engineers and ask them all your burning questions.
  • Q&A panel with engineers from a range of disciplines
Boost Your Career Potential:
  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, creativity, problem-solving and analytical thinking
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications
A Whole Year of Career Development:
  • Included in your programme fee is one year’s access to our work experience platform, AmbitionX
  • Over 100 hours of live and interactive online sessions with professionals from 15 different industries
  • Gain experience points and certificates for every session you complete

The World of Engineering

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

Mission to Mars: Aerospace Engineering

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

Lunch Break



Problem-Solving Properties: Material Engineering

  • Why is a material engineer needed on your mission to Mars?
  • Work alongside a top material engineer in a time-pressured simulation to problem-solve on Mars
  • Biomimicry: its influence in the material world and application on Mars
  • Discover the science behind the latest advancements in material engineering

Engines and Robotics: Mechanical Engineering

  • The live teardown: take apart a hand-held electric whisk and understand its mechanical components to foster the engineering mindset
  • Probe the key principles of mechanical engineering and apply it to your vision for mechanics on Mars

Career Coaching - How to Become a Top Engineer

  • The journey ahead
  • Subject choices
  • Life as an engineering student
  • Extra-curricular activities 
  • Work experience
  • Career paths 

Panel Q&A

  • Live panel Q&A with engineers 
  • Key questions answered
  • Receive valuable advice



This programme is for students aged 12-14. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person in London or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both.

Programme Fee:

In-Person: £195/student for full day

'Live Online’: £165/student for full day

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.

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 21st January 2024


  • University College London (UCL)

Accommodation location:

  • University College London (UCL),

Included in your programme fee is one year’s access to our work experience platform, AmbitionX. This gives you access to 100+ hours of live and interactive online sessions with professionals from 15 different industries. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a huge variety of professional experience to include in university and job applications. For each session you attend, you will receive experience points and a certificate!



In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

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



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.