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Get 20% off all Summer Experiences by using our Black Friday code BF20 at checkout before midnight 28th November!

Get 20% off all Summer Experiences by using our Black Friday code BF20 at checkout before midnight 28th November!

The Young Engineer Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Engineer Summer Experience


You can get a 20% discount on this Summer Experience if you book before midnight on Monday 28th November by using the code BF20 at checkout

The Young Engineer Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a fully immersive experience of working as an engineer in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of engineering that one can imagine: take apart a petrol engine, visit the largest collection of classic cars in the UK and board a Boeing 747 jet with aerospace engineers.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will set you up for a future as a successful engineer.

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Immersive Engineering Experiences:

  • 'Boeing Experience': exclusive access to a range of commercial aircraft alongside aerospace engineers and pilots at an airfield
  • Discover the magic of ‘Supercar’ production and design with engineers from leading supercar brands
  • Take apart a petrol engine under the supervision of a top mechanical engineer
  • Design an aerofoil and test it live in a wind tunnel with a Rolls Royce engineer
  • Use structural engineering principals to build your own bridge and test it to make sure it can carry heavy loads
  • Create your own sustainable engineering solutions to protect the Thames Estuary from the imminent flood risk
  • Pitch your own cutting-edge engineering start-up to a panel of experts in a simulated Dragons’ Den

Meet Senior Engineers:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with engineers from world-renowned firms specialising in mechanical, civil, materials, aerospace engineering and more
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

Career Coaching:

  • Receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in engineering
  • Advice on subject choices, university selection, work experience, extra-curricular activities and more
  • World-class professional development training: dedicated coaching on all the soft skills you need to become a top engineer: logical thinking, creativity, teamwork, communication, time management and more

Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

  • Attending the experience demonstrates that you have gained skills which are highly-valued by top universities
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications.

World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

  • Experience two of the best universities on the planet: University College London (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:

  • Select your preferred length of experience. You can choose to attend for:

      1.  days 1-15 (the full experience); or

      2.  days 1-10 only; or

      3.  days 1-5 only

  • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout

Immersive Experiences Days 1-5

Civil and Structural Engineering

-Use core concepts and real-world constraints to design a civil engineering masterpiece
-Build a structure to carry weight across two points in a graduate recruitment-style group task
-Compete against other attendees to impress the judges and become the most successful engineer

Materials and Aerospace Engineering

-Understand the physics of flight when manufacturing a high-performing aerofoil
-Work with a Rolls Royce engineer to improve and test 3D-printed aerofoil designs
-Find the optimum conditions for flight using a wind tunnel
-Discuss your results with top material and aerospace engineers and propose solutions to achieve the most aerodynamic design

The Boeing Experience

-Visit an airfield and explore a range of commercial aircraft with pilots and aerospace engineers
-Learn how the design of different aircraft and gliders varies depending on function
-Rig and derig a glass fibre glider with traditional controls, working as a team to lift the wings and secure the main rigging pins
-Work alongside electrical engineers and pilots to programme a fly-by-wire control panel

Engineering in the 21st Century: Robotics and Machine Learning

-Discover how modern engineering has become more efficient with the invention of ground-breaking technology
-Investigate how innovative biomedical engineering solutions will improve medical diagnostics and enhance treatments
-Explore how automation and data are taking over the manufacturing industry
-Design your own AI creation with top robotics engineers
-Decipher what the future of engineering looks like and how you can help solve global challenges

How to Become a Successful Engineer

-Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
-Making the right subject choices: A-level/IB/university and beyond
-Securing work experience and designing an impactful CV/resume
-Powerful interview techniques
-Coaching from engineers on what you can do now to stand out in the future

You can get a 20% discount on this Summer Experience if you book before midnight on Monday 28th November by using the code BF20 at checkout

This Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge to attend.

There are 3 start dates you can select from for 2023: 7th July; OR 28th July; OR 18th August. You can choose to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15; and either with or without accommodation. Pricing for all options is set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay via invoice/instalments, please complete this form and a member of our team will reach out to you.

London 5-Day London 10-Day London 15-Day
Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15
Programme a Fly-by-wire control panel. Design an aerofoil for flight. Exclusive question and answer session with a NASA scientist
Take apart a petrol engine. Discover Extreme E racing. Experience how engineers tackle climate change
Private networking session at UCL with top engineers
5 days dedicated to coaching you on how to get a top engineering job
Summer Experience fee £1475 £2850 £3950
Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single rooms) with all meals and guardianship included Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way) Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Alternative 7 day ‘Live Online’ version of the Summer Experience (7 days for £795) £795 £795 £795

Choose a location below:

In Person

7th July 2023

28th July 2023 

18th August 2023

The programme is based at UCL and the surrounding University of London campus. Certain days take place in other key industry locations in London.

Accommodation Location

Students who choose accommodation will reside in University of London halls of residence. We occupy 3 different halls close-by to each other (listed below). The vast majority of students will be placed in Garden Halls

Garden Halls, London, WC1H 9EN,

College Hall, London, WC1E 7HZ

International Hall, London, WC1N 1AS

Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

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Download Digital Brochure - International Hall >>

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.



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.