The Young Engineer Programme (Manchester)
The Young Engineer Programme (Manchester)
Manchester • Ages 15-18

Dates: 14th December 2019
Location: University of Manchester

The Young Engineer Programme gives students the ultimate engineering work experience through a series of interactive role plays, seminars, case studies, and Q&A sessions with a group of distinguished engineers from some of the biggest names in the industry.

By the end of the programmeyou will have gained a huge competitive advantage over other budding engineers and a ‘gold star’ experience to add to your UCAS application.

Programme Outcomes and Highlights

1. You will gain a live, interactive experience of working as an engineer across various disciplines including:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Software & Tech Engineering

2. You will be coached on how to land your dream job in engineering:

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

3. You will be guided by exceptional engineers from a variety of sectors:

  • Q&A time with a selection of leading engineers from electric vehicle design, aeronautical engineering, and software app engineering. 
  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time.

4. Boost your UCAS form and job applications:

  • 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


Programme Fee:
£135/studentfor the full day. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this. (included within the day’s programme will be a guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees).

For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

Programme Timetable*
10.30am The 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
11.00am Roadtrip 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
1.00pm Lunch break
2.00pm Using Engineering to Change the World - How to progress your ideas from the drawing board to reality
- Designing the world of tomorrow
- Developing the skills to pursue this career path
- Future challenges and skillgaps
2.30pm Future Cities - The new world of engineering
- Advancing the world with mechanical, automotive and software (AI) engineering
- Debate and explore ideas with leading engineers from these fields
- The key computer languages to learn
- What is EV, AC, CV, CAV?
- How to plan for a career in the most cutting edge roles
3.45pm Career Coaching – How To Become A Top Engineer -University & subject choices
- Impactful cover letters/CVs
- Applications
- Interview techniques
- How to build your network
4.45pm Panel Q&A - Live panel Q&A with engineers from a variety of backgrounds
- All your burning questions answered
- Make valuable contacts
5.30pm Close

*exact programme subject to change without notice. Please note that included within the day’s programme will be a guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees


Programme Location

University of Manchester
The Renold Building
Altrincham St
M1 7JA
United Kingdom

Click here to see a map

How do I book my place?
Simply click “Register Now” on the right to begin the registration process.
Do I need to apply and be accepted in order to attend a programme?
There is no application in order to attend our programmes, as we feel that passion, ambition and a willingness to commit toward your future is enough. Our programmes, however, are extremely popular and are often full months in advance. We offer our places on a first-come first-served basis and places are highly limited.
Do I need to have prior knowledge?
No prior knowledge is required to attend our programmes, as we introduce each topic from a basic level of understanding.
What is the dress code for the programme/internship?
We ask that students wear professional clothing on our programmes as you will be meeting industry executives. Essentially, avoid wearing jeans, trainers or tracksuits. Suits, chinos and other smart casual wear are all acceptable.
How much do your one-day programmes cost?

Our one-day career experiences cost £135/student. This includes:

  • Entry to the programme
  • Access to our online assessment after the programme (pass and you receive a personalised certificate)
  • Lifetime access to our expertise; students can email us with career-related questions at any time and the most appropriate professional will provide their response. This can be an invaluable source of career coaching for life.
  • A guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees

Group discounts are available for 2 or more students registering, details of which can be found below the “Register Now” button on the right.

What time should I arrive?

Our one-day programmes generally start at 10.30am (11am for our Beyond Programmes). Registration is between 9.45-10.15am, to ensure you get there with plenty of time to network with other attendees before the programme begins. Once you have booked onto a programme, you will receive a confirmation email with programme-specific details about registration and programme timings.

Is lunch provided at your one-day programmes?

Lunch is not provided by InvestIN, as it is difficult to cater for the variety of dietary requirements amongst our students, However, there are many cafés and lunch spots near our venues; or you can of course bring a packed lunch.

Water will be provided for you throughout the day.

Can you bring food and drink to the event?

You are welcome to bring food and drink to the programme.

Do you let in latecomers?

The registration desk is open until noon, but If you are going to arrive after this, please email in advance so that we can arrange for someone to be on-hand to register you.

Can I bring a bag into this event?

There will be space to store any bags and luggage at the event, simply ask a member of staff when you register.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

You do not need to bring anything with you save for a pen, a notepad, and your enthusiasm! You will be provided with a booklet of materials on arrival, and throughout the programme you’ll be given the requisite equipment to participate in the simulations.

What if I have other questions that are not answered above?
You can read our STUDENT FAQs or, if you are the parent of a student interested in attending, our PARENT INFO section. If you would prefer to contact us, please feel free to email us on or call +44 (0) 203 915 1420.

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.


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.

If 2 or more places are booked, students can receive a 10% discount. Enter the provided group discount code GROUP10 on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.
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