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The Young Engineer Summer Internship Live Online

Ages 15-18 Live Online

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Internship Overview

The Young Engineer Summer Internship Live Online gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree summer work experience in Engineering, from the comfort of their own home. Over the course of 5 days, you will be working with top engineers ‘Live Online’ via our state-of-the-art interactive platform.

You will experience the real-life work of an engineer, with opportunities to take part in a live engine teardown, design your own aerofoil, and develop your own innovative AI solutions to the current environmental crisis.

You will also have the opportunity to network with our engineers and ask them all your burning questions, just as you would in-person. 

Join us for a truly unique experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university and job applications and set you up for a future as a successful engineer.

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Internship Highlights

Immersive Engineering Experiences:

  • Experience a live engine teardown and explore the fundamental aspects of automotive design
  • Design your AI solution to an environmental crisis using the latest machine learning techniques
  • Lead a space expedition into the unknown and pitch your plan to a panel of high-ranking engineers

    Meet Senior Engineers from Global Brands:

    • Be coached through the immersive experiences with engineers from world-renowned firms including Rolls Royce, McLaren Automotive and Virgin Atlantic
    • Private virtual networking/panel sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

      Comprehensive Career Coaching:

      • Training on how you can get one of the most desirable jobs in engineering, starting now: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques
      • Experience real-life recruitment methods used across industries to recruit engineers
      • Personalised development plan: create a personalised development plan based on the advice you are given, which identifies your strengths and weaknesses and shows you which areas you need to develop further

      Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

      • Attending the internship demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as problem-solving, innovation and commercial awareness, 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

        Programme Fee, Format & Options

        The Live Online Internship will take place 31st July - 4th 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.

        Highlights 'Live Online' Internship
        Days of Timetable Days 1-5
        Immersive engineering experiences. Test aerofoil designs using a virtual wind tunnel with a Rolls Royce Engineer; guide a top mechanical engineer through a teardown of an internal combustion engine
        Private networking session with top UK engineers
        Personalised career coaching session: receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions.







        11.00amThe World of an Engineer

        - Your journey to becoming a top engineer starting now
        - Securing a place on the world's most desirable graduate schemes
        - Adopting the key skills from the outset
        - Expectations vs reality

        12.00pmSustainable Cities

        - Advancing the world with engineering: how can we solve tomorrow's problems today?
        - What is needed to create new infrastructure and how do we turn our smart cities into sustainable cities?
        - Design a smart-city whilst considering population growth, VR/AR technologies and sustainability

        1:00pmLunch Break

        1:45pmGreen Process Engineering

        - The importance of environmentally friendly chemical processes: from concepts to industrial applications
        - Apply radical changes to industrial processes through green chemical engineering
        - Develop a new process for recycling industrial waste

        2:45pmMachine Learning: Engineering the Future

        - The humanitarian and environmental implications of machine learning
        - Develop your innovative solution to a major environmental crisis
        - Understand the design stages from process to profit
        - Design your own AI creation: debate and defend its potential and limitation
        - Can an inherently biased humanity ever create an unbiased machine?


        *exact programme subject to change without notice


        11.00amThe Live Teardown

        - Experience a live and interactive teardown of an engine under the guidance of a top automotive engineer
        - Is this the end of the combustion engine?
        - Explore the fundamental aspects of automotive design and construction
        - Collaborate and craft your answer to a pressing industry issue
        - Discover hidden revelations: track the teardown of a household item

        1.00pmLunch Break

        1.45pmDriverless Vehicles

        - Design a driverless vehicle which will blow the competition away
        - Identify problems and share solutions
        - The ethical dilemma of driveless cars
        - Are driverless cars the future?

        2.45pmElectric Vehicles

        - How are today's automotive engineers creating tomorrow's transportation?
        - From circuit to network: the work of Electrical Engineers
        - Race against your peers in an EV, designing a route from the UK to the Arctic Circle

        3.45pmPanel Discussion

        - Live panel Q&A with engineers from a variety of backgrounds
        - Key questions answered
        - Receive valuable advice


        *exact programme subject to change without notice


        11.00amReady for Take-off: Develop a Wing for Flight

        - The physics of flight: how to design and develop a high-performing aerofoil
        - Interactively construct and test a range of aerofoil designs alongside top material and aerospace engineers
        - Understand the crucial experiment design process and optimisation techniques
        -Identify limitations and apply your modifications to the wing design

        1.00pmLunch Break

        2.00pmExpedition to Earth: Designing for the Unknown

        - Solving one of humanity's greatest challenges
        - Understand cutting-edge innovations
        - Design a spacecraft that can survive an unknown environment!
        - Lead the entire project: from materials and budget to personnel
        - Develop your prototype and experiment with various processes to test its effectiveness


        *exact programme subject to change without notice


        11.00amEngineering from Nature

        - Nature and Engineering: Where is the link?
        - Human intervention: is it good?
        - From atoms to cells: why do we do it?
        - Develop your own method to solve humanities biggest problems

        12.00pmExploring the Nano-World

        - Nanoengineering: the endless possibilities for every engineering industry
        - Learn the techniques to develop your own nano structure
        - Design a practical application for a new nano innovation, which could change the world
        - Argue for or against the implications of specific nano designs
        - How can engineers apply virtual 3-D modelling to simulate nanoscale structures?

        1.00pmLunch Break

        1.45pmStart-Ups in Engineering: From Lab to Industry

        - Turning vision into reality
        - How to stand out
        - What qualities make a good entrepreneur?
        - Receive live feedback on your problem statement and proposed solutions

        3.00pmCareer Coaching

        - Your career as a future engineer
        - The options available to you after school
        - Getting work experience
        - What is out there to get you started?


        *exact programme subject to change without notice


        11.00amApplying for top Engineering Jobs

        - CVs, cover letters and application forms for top engineering firms
        - Ensuring you have both the style and substance to make it to the interview stage

        12.00pmWork Experience

        - Coaching on how to get the work experience that engineering employers are looking for – both traditional forms of work experience and other relevant experience that will make your application stand out, including extra-curricular activities
        - How to make the most of work experience once you get it – impressing employers and using this as a gold star on your CV

        1.00pmLunch Break

        2.00pmAssessment Centres

        - How to impress during assessment centres
        - Receive an overview of the common components of assessment centres used by top Engineering firms


        - Coaching on how to excel at the interview stage
        - Preparation; style; body language; understanding what you are really being asked; answering difficult questions and more
        - Interactive interview exercises for you to participate in

        4.00pmInternship Reflection

        4.30pmInternship Close

        *In advance of the Internship you will be asked to create a CV and cover letter for a job as a top engineer. You will also do some personal reflection on your achievements and ambitions. You will then edit this throughout the day based on the advice you are given, to create your own personal development plan – highlighting your strengths and areas for improvement.

        Dates & Locations

        Live Online


        31st July - 4th August 2021

        11am - 4:30pm (UK time)

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        31st July - 4th August 2021

        11am - 4:30pm (UK time)

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        Who Can Attend

        The Internship is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career and start boosting their university/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.

        You can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”.

        There is no application process. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are highly limited. 

        No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

        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.

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