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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 Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Future Engineer Summer Experience


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

The Future Engineer Summer Experience gives students aged 12-14 a 360-degree, fully-immersive experience of working as an engineer in London.

Over the course of two weeks, students aged 12-14 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of engineering that one can imagine: designing your own rocket, programming a plane and designing a car for the future.

Also available on the Summer Experience are opportunities to take part in a STEM-themed immersive escape room and benefit from a full day dedicated to ‘Personal Career Coaching’.

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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Immersive Engineering Experiences:
  • Organise a mission to Mars and design the rocket which will carry your team
  • Programme a plane using state of the art electronics equipment
  • Take apart a machine under the supervision of a top mechanical engineer
  • Private networking event with top engineers
  • Complete a series of challenging STEM problems to complete an interactive escape room
Meet Senior Engineers:
  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with engineers from world-renowned firms specialising in aerospace, civil, electronics, mechanical engineering and more
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career
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:
  • Attending the summer experience demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as attention-to-detail, public speaking and commercial awareness
  • Complete the online assessment after the summer experience and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/college applications
  • Personalised industry reference letter from engineers confirming what you have achieved on the programme
World-Class Universities and World-Class People
  • Experience one of the world’s best universities: UCL
  • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the summer experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network.
Design Your Own Summer Experience:

⦁    Choose from one of the following options:

1.    First Week Only (taster experience); or
2.    Two-Week Experience (the full programme); or
3.    Two-Week Premium Experience (the ultimate package with both weeks plus enhanced benefits)

You can choose either residential or non-residential. The accommodation is at UCL student halls in central London. We provide residential students with meals, guardianship and fun activities on evenings and weekends. Airport transfers are also available at checkout.

Immersive Experiences Week 1

Up In The Air

  • Understand what allows planes to take off, land and maintain flight & design a plane that can withstand extreme weather conditions
  • Test its flight distance against your peers, with prizes awarded for the most innovative designs
  • What has changed since the moon landing & what does the future of space travel hold?
  • Design your mission to Mars: stick to a budget, design a rocket, negotiate timings, build a dream team, plan for the unknown
  • Using state of the art model plane electronics boards, work in small groups to see if you can successfully programme your own plane

On The Ground

  • 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. Are we moving toward a self-driving future?
  • Become a leading automotive engineer for ‘Future Vehicles’; compare detailed real-life specifications, and choose a model to go to market
  • 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: Under the instruction of an experienced civil engineer, draw and build a geodesic dome using old newspapers

Engineering at Sea

  • 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 and the budget available to you, plan a complete power solution to a new city
  • Discover the world of Ultra Large Container Ships and the enormous feats of engineering to keep them afloat
  • Interactive Challenge: Design and build a boat that will compete against you peers in both speed and capacity tests
  • Will your boat stay afloat and make it to the finish line?

This Summer Experience is for students aged 12-14 and you do not require any prior knowledge to attend.

The programme starts on 11th August 2023. You can choose to attend for either ‘First Week Only’ or ‘Two Weeks’. You can also choose residential or non-residential. Pricing and details are set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place. You can either pay in full now or reserve your place with a £950 non-refundable deposit.

London 1 week London 2-weeks
Length First week only 2-weeks full programme
Organise a mission to Mars and design the rocket which will carry your team. Programme a fly-by-wire cockpit
Take apart a machine under the supervision of a top mechanical engineer
Participate in an immersive masterclass on robotics and artificial intelligence. Complete a series of challenging STEM problems to complete an interactive escape room
Industry reference letter: personalised letter from engineers confirming what you’ve achieved on the programme
Graduation ceremony for completion of the full programme
Summer Experience fee £1950 £2950
Optional fee for accommodation with meals, guardianship and evening & weekend activities included Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Optional fee for London airport transfers (return) Available for an additional
Available for an additional

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 12th August 2024


  • UCL, and other locations

Accommodation location:

Please find below some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions you'll be able to find our full FAQ list here and you are also welcome to reach out to us at and we'll be happy to help!

When is the deadline for registering for an experience?
Places on our programmes are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis so we will close registration as soon as we reach capacity, because of this we would always recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to attend.
Do I get a certificate?
Upon completion of the programme you will receive a bespoke certificate to include in all of your future applications. This will help you stand out from the crowd and show your passion for your chosen career. Letters of attendance are also available upon request at
Who are your safeguarding team?
On each Summer Experience, we have safeguarding team members on-site 24/7 to promote the safeguarding and pastoral welfare of our students. Our team are security-vetted (enhanced DBS-checked) professionals who work in education full time and our team is made up of Academic Professionals / LSA, Safeguarding Officers, Nursing Professionals, and Mental Health Practitioners. Students will therefore always be able to easily contact a guardian, should they need any support.
What is included in the accommodation package?
You can choose to add our accommodation package to your booking where you will be allocated to the University of London's Garden Halls, College Hall, or International Hall. Here, you will enjoy your own private room, 3 meals a day, and 24/7 guardianship. There are also lots of communal areas such as a games room and cinema room where you will be able to socialise with other students. Our safeguarding team will also put on evening activities such as trivia night, games night, and sports evenings. You will be able to arrive at the accommodation the day before the programme starts and checkout will be the day after the programme comes to an end.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, payment plans are available. Click on 'Register Now', and you will see the option to either pay in full or reserve your place with a £950 non-refundable deposit. Once your deposit is paid, you will receive another email detailing the information for your second instalment. Please feel free to contact if you would like any further assistance.
Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
Rest days take place on the weekends.



There are no travel restrictions in place in order to enter the UK; you are not required to test or to provide proof of vaccination status, so you can book your programme place with confidence.



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.