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The Young Engineer Summer Experience

Ages 15-18 London OR Live Online

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Overview

The Young Engineer Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree, fully immersive experience of working as an engineer in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious s of engineering that one can imagine: discovering the magic of ‘Supercar’ production and design with engineers from leading supercar brands, a 'Boeing' experience with British Airways pilots and taking apart a petrol engine under the supervision of a top mechanical engineer. Also available on the experience are immersive visits to the University of Cambridge, and meet the start-ups that are revolutionising the world of engineering.

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.

Highlights


Immersive Engineering Experiences:

  • 'Boeing Experience' on-board a 747 jet with aerospace engineers
  • 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
  • Build a bridge using structural design to carry load
  • Create your own sustainable engineering solutions to protect the Thames Estuary from the imminent flood risk
  • Network with pioneering start-ups that are building the future of the industry through innovative technology

Senior Engineers from a Variety of Specialities: 

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

Personalised Career Coaching:

  • Bespoke career coaching: receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs engineering and a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
  • Securing a place at a top-tier university: work alongside admissions officers from the UK’s leading educational institutions to map out your university and degree choices, extra-curricular activities, and work ; and receive expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
  • Excelling at university: take part in a private tour of the University of Cambridge; attend a thought-provoking lecture; discuss your insights with likeminded individuals; and network with leading academics
  • Master the recruitment process: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from senior hiring managers on what they are looking for in candidate applications, interviews and assessment centres

    Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

    • Attending the experience demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as problem solving, public speaking and teamwork, 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: Oxford and 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 Internship:

    • Choose to attend the 15-Day, 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience. You can also opt to attend this Summer Experience "Live Online" choosing between the 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.
    • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation. 

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required; our professionals will give you all the training you need. 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 so encourage you to register as soon as possible

    The Experience will take place three times – once beginning 8th July 2022, once beginning 22nd July 2022 and the other beginning 19th August 2022. You can choose either the 15-Day Experience, 10-Day Experience or 5-Day Experience.

    The Live Online Summer Experience will begin on 12th August 2022. You can choose either 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.

    Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. 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 info@investin.org OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

    *Locations only apply to the In-Person Summer Experience. For the Live Online Summer Experience, all sessions where locations are specified will take place virtually.

    Internship Name In-Person 5-Day Summer Experience In-Person 10-Day Summer Experience In-Person 15-Day Summer Experience 'Live Online' 5-Day Summer Experience 'Live Online' 10-Day Summer Experience
    Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15 Days 1-5 Days 1-10
    Repair and reprogramme a faulty cockpit model alongside electrical engineers at the Boeing Experience
    Design an aerofoil for flight and test it in a wind tunnel with a Rolls Royce engineer
    An exclusive question and answer session with a NASA scientist
    Take apart a petrol engine under the supervision of a top mechanical engineer
    Experience how engineers tackle climate change through an investigative day at the Thames Barrier
    Private networking session at Imperial College with top engineers (virtual networking in the case of our Live Online experience)
    Coaching on mastering every aspect of the recruitment process for the best jobs in engineering
    Personalised career coaching: receive a dynamic, bespoke development plan to help you reach the height of your career ambitions
    Training on securing a place to study Engineering at a top-tier university
    Summer Experience (without accommodation or meals)
    £1350

    £2600

    £3750

    £595

    £995
    Additional price for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
    £600

    £1350

    £2100

    n/a

    n/a
    Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
    £100

    £100

    £100

    n/a

    n/a

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE EXPERIENCE

    DAY 2 – ENGINEERING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    DAY 3 – IMMERSIVE ENGINEERING SIMULATIONS

    DAY 4 – EXPLORE AEROSPACE: BOEING

    DAY 5 – ROBOTICS AND MACHINE LEARNING IN ENGINEERING

    DAY 6 – SMART CITIES

    DAY 7 – EXPLORE SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING

    DAY 8 – AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

    DAY 9 – EXPLORE ENGINEERING IN LONDON

    DAY 10 – STARTUPS IN ENGINEERING

    DAY 11 – CAREERMAX WEEK

    DAY 12 – ENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE EXPERIENCE

    2.00pmStart

    AfternoonThe Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top engineer
    - Keynote speech by the Experience Director: discover what the experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial engineering skills for the experience ahead, including teamwork, design, critical thinking, working under pressure and presentation
    - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can act as prove powerful contacts for your future career

    6.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – ENGINEERING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    10.00amStart

    There is no better place to start than discovering what the future of engineering has in store for you

    MorningThe World of an Engineer

    - Your journey to becoming a top engineer and adopting vital skills in this industry, starts now
    - Explore the fundamentals of the core disciplines, including civil and mechanical engineering, as you build your engineering mindset
    - Gain an awareness of the historic journey of engineers and some of the greatest engineering achievements to date
    - Receive advice from leading engineers on the necessary requirements to establish yourself as a world-leading engineer

    AfternoonTechnological Advancements in Engineering

    - The future is now: Discover how engineering in the 21st Century is more effective and efficient with ground-breaking technology
    - Industry 4.0: Explore the newest revolutionary trend as automation and data take over the manufacturing industry
    - Investigate how innovative biomedical engineering solutions will improve diagnostics and the enhancement of medical treatments
    - Decipher what the future of engineering looks like and adapt your approach to help solve global challenges

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 3 – IMMERSIVE ENGINEERING SIMULATIONS

    10.00amStart

    Trial and Error: Today you will fully immerse yourself in a variety of engineering tasks to solve day to day problems

    MorningReady for Take-off: Develop the optimal wing for flight

    - Understand the physics of flight and the fundamental requirements when manufacturing a high-performing aerofoil
    - Work together to improve and test 3D printed aerofoil designs to find the optimum conditions for flight using a wind tunnel
    - Develop crucial skills including experiment design, data processing and iterative testing in engineering.
    - Discuss your results with top material and aerospace engineers and propose solutions to achieve the most aerodynamic design

    AfternoonThe power of your own two hands

    - A unique opportunity to develop your engineering skills as you partake in the day-to-day activities of civil and structural engineers
    - Using core concepts and real-world constraints, design a civil engineering masterpiece which fits the brief in both design and performance.
    - Build a structure to carry weight/impact across two points while considering the cost and structural aspects in a high-pressured graduate recruitment style group task
    - Compete against other attendees to impress the judges and become the most successful engineer

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 4 – EXPLORE AEROSPACE: BOEING

    10.00amStart

    To infinity and beyond: You have dived into key engineering disciplines on Earth, so now it is time to consider what is beyond our planet

    MorningBoeing Experience

    - Interns will be taken to an airfield to explore a Boeing 747 jet with aerospace engineers
    - Access the hold of the plane and work with engineers to decide how load should be distributed for optimal flight performance
    - Repair and reprogramme a faulty cockpit model alongside electrical engineers.
    - Understand how design varies depending on function

    AfternoonSpace Engineering

    - You will have a private session with a NASA scientist discussing the key experiments and questions being explored as we attempt to learn the secrets beyond our planet.
    - Discover the rigorous training and assessments required to become an astronaut and what is needed to venture into space
    - Key tips on the academic and soft skills required to become a leading astronaut
    - Your key questions answered in an exclusive Q&A session with a lead on the latest Mercury mission

    7.30pmClose

    DAY 5 – ROBOTICS AND MACHINE LEARNING IN ENGINEERING

    10.00amStart

    The future of the workforce will be humans, robots and artificial intelligence, today you will ensure you are prepared for this change

    MorningArtificial intelligence and robotics

    - A Whole New World: Explore the growing use of robotics to automate industry and take the menial tasks away from the workforce
    - Design your own robotics/AI creation: debate and defend its potential and limitation with the guidance of top robotics engineers
    - The potential benefits of artificial intelligence are huge, so are the dangers: Discuss the ethics and morality of the growth in artificial intelligence
    - Can an inherently biased humanity ever create an unbiased machine?

    AfternoonCareer Coaching: How to Become a Top Engineer

    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more
    - Securing work , designing impactful CVs/resumes and powerful interview techniques
    - Coaching from d engineers on what you can do now to stand out in the future

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 6 – SMART CITIES

    10.00amStart

    Over the next five days, you will discover engineering in the real world as you visit and meet engineers across top engineer workplaces and witness major success stories in the industry. You will be inspired to take your first steps in engineering and gain an understanding of the emphasis on a sustainable future within all disciplines of engineering.
    Cities of the future will be smart and sustainable, so today you will gain the skills and ideas you need to play a crucial role in the future evolution of urban spaces

    MorningFor a better tomorrow, for all humankind

    - Examine the need for the engineering industry to become fully sustainable as we tackle the challenges of climate change and exponential population growth
    - Time for change: Investigate how we can engineer innovative solutions in cities, over the next decade, to save our planet
    - Understand the need for multiple engineering disciplines to work in collaboration to design a new, more prosperous future for all
    - Discuss your ideas with world leading sustainable engineers and recognise the power you have to make a lasting difference

    AfternoonDesign and pitch your own Smart City

    - Layout the plans and designs for your brand-new Smart City
    - Consider the infrastructure and transportation networks that will be required to build a city in a sustainable manner
    - Incorporate advancements within electrical and chemical engineering, as well as the prevalence of automation technology
    - Receive expert live feedback and network with a wide range of engineers and senior project leaders to see what it takes to work for an award-winning engineering firm

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 7 – EXPLORE SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING

    10.00amStart

    Protect the environment: Today you will consider the vital role that engineering holds in having the power to preserve the natural environment while allowing human life to prosper

    MorningVisit an Engineering Megastructure: The Thames Barrier

    - You will visit a world leading sustainable engineering feat in London
    - Explore the intricacies of the environmentally friendly design, and uncover the hidden dual purpose behind the Thames Barrier
    - Discover how they have utilised the most advanced engineering techniques to preserve the environment
    - Engage with industry experts and learn about the value sustainable designs have in creating a resilient community

    AfternoonThe Thames Estuary 2100 Plan

    - Manage a tidal flood risk: work together to design solutions to protect the inhabitants of the Thames Estuary from the imminent climate emergency
    - Consider the key environmental issues, and take on an engineering role to ensure the project’s success
    - Outline your adaptive flood risk management strategy to tackle the fundamental issues of climate change, ageing flood defences, and population growth
    - Present your group proposal and receive live feedback on your solutions from leading environmental advisors

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 8 – AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

    10.00amStart

    Today is an opportunity to explore the supercar industry and witness the transformation to electric vehicles in action

    MorningEnter the Supercar Studio

    - Evolution of automotive: a unique opportunity to discover the evolution of the motor vehicle with unprecedented access to the largest collection of classic cars in the UK.
    - Meet engineers who have helped create the world's highest performance cars as they guide you through the unique engineering features of one of the most sought-after cars in the world
    - Discover how they have employed the world's most advanced engineering techniques to dominate the competition
    - Take apart a petrol engine under the supervision of a top mechanical engineer and explore both the efficiencies and inefficiencies that have made the petrol engine so successful but for how long.

    AfternoonElectric Vehicles with Extreme E

    - Future of Travel: assess the transformation of vehicles away from using petrol fuels to electric energy
    - Examine how Extreme E is using its global races to promote sustainability and the use of electric vehicles to save our planet
    - Design your own electric vehicle that is both affordable and delivers an unrivalled driving
    - Alongside top engineers you will consider issues involving the implementation of electric vehicles and the solutions required

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 9 – EXPLORE ENGINEERING IN LONDON

    10.00amStart

    Workplaces of the Future: today you will try your hand at innovating the office and learn how engineers are striving to create unique spaces for inner-city companies

    MorningWalking into your Future

    - Explore London’s most innovative buildings that have set new standards for sustainability
    - Workplace of the future: Discover how modern offices in Central London have evolved to encourage a new age of collaboration
    - Discover how the buildings have been engineered with state-of-the-art materials and pioneering structural frameworks to maximise the efficiency of space in Central London
    - Follow in the footsteps of leading engineers as they walk and talk you through the latest projects in this industry

    AfternoonRevolutionising Office Designs

    - Research the latest technological advancements employed by top firms to design structures that meet the needs of society and the environment
    - Work alongside architects to conceptualize a cutting-edge sustainable system for the modern-day workplace
    - Put your technical skills to the test and collaborate effectively to finalise your pioneering design
    - Pitch your new system to experts and receive live feedback

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 10 – STARTUPS IN ENGINEERING

    10.00amStart

    Today is an opportunity for you to explore the world of start-ups in engineering and meet the pioneers building the future of the industry

    MorningTaking the first solo step in founding an engineering start-up

    - An exclusive opportunity to discuss all things engineering with companies that have just begun their journey to shape the future
    - The future is tech: Learn how technological advancements have influenced these firms and allowed them to achieve the ‘impossible’
    - Practice makes perfect: Hear first-hand the day-to-day challenges within engineering and ways of overcoming setbacks
    - Explain and pitch your engineering ideas and solutions to the challenges you have faced over the experience to top founders and engineers

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Event

    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Take part in a private networking session with top engineers from some of the biggest corporations in the industry
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 11 – CAREERMAX WEEK

    10.30amStart

    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job:
    i) securing a place at a top-tier university
    ii) excelling in your studies
    iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in Engineering post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in Engineering
    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next…
    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with a university admissions expert, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 12 – ENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

    10.30amStart

    Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing

    MorningWelcome to University!

    - University tour: private tour of the University of Cambridge led by students, who will guide you through the abundant opportunities available to you there
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from the Department of Engineering and a university-style lecture
    - Meet the university team: attend an exclusive networking lunch with students and academics

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    10.30amStart

    You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university

    MorningGraduate Applications

    - Standout work : learn the importance of securing relevant work and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
    - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the Engineering industry on what they are looking for in candidate resumes
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at a major engineering firm as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

    AfternoonGraduate Interviews

    The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role
    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    10.30amStart

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate a major engineering firm and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre

    MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

    - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
    - Psychometric tests: a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
    - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise

    - The task: Receive an exciting technical group exercise brief, meet your group and establish individual member’s strengths and areas of expertise
    - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership
    - The assessment interview: keep a cool head as you tackle a series of challenging group interview questions and impress your prospective employer with your responses

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    10.30amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 14 assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Experience, with closing remarks from the Programme Director

    1.00pmClose

    DAY 1 – ENGINEERING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    DAY 2 – IMMERSIVE ENGINEERING SIMULATIONS

    DAY 3 – ENGINEERING OUR FUTURE

    DAY 4 – SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING

    DAY 5 – YOUR FUTURE IN ENGINEERING

    DAY 6 – CAREER MAX

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – ENGINEERING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    11.00amStart

    Over the next five days, you will first-hand the evolution of engineering to date and the exciting advancements expected in this industry in the future. You will explore the fundamentals of civil, mechanical, biomedical, chemical, electrical, sustainable and aerospace engineering, through the inspiring work of world leading engineers, and have the opportunity to strengthen you core skills as you undertake building and design projects throughout the five days.
    There is no better place to start than discovering what the future of engineering has in store for you

    MorningThe World of an Engineer

    - Your journey to becoming a top engineer and adopting vital skills in this industry, starts now
    - Explore the fundamentals of the core disciplines, including civil and mechanical engineering, as you build your engineering mindset
    - Gain an awareness of the historic journey of engineers and some of the greatest engineering achievements to date
    - Receive advice from leading engineers on the necessary requirements to establish yourself as a world-leading engineer

    AfternoonTechnological Advancements in Engineering

    - The future is now: Discover how engineering in the 21st Century is more effective and efficient with ground-breaking technology
    - Industry 4.0: Explore the newest revolutionary trend as automation and data take over the manufacturing industry
    - Investigate how innovative biomedical engineering solutions will improve diagnostics and the enhancement of medical treatments
    - Decipher what the future of engineering looks like and adapt your approach to help solve global challenges

    4.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – IMMERSIVE ENGINEERING SIMULATIONS

    11.00amStartTrial and Error: Today you will fully immerse yourself in a variety of engineering tasks to solve day to day problems

    MorningReady for Take-off: Develop the optimal wing for flight

    - Understand the physics of flight and the fundamental requirements when manufacturing a high-performing aerofoil
    - Work together to improve and test aerofoil designs to find the optimum conditions for flight
    - Develop crucial skills including experiment design, data processing and iterative testing in engineering.
    - Discuss your results with top material and aerospace engineers and propose solutions to achieve the most aerodynamic design

    AfternoonThe power of your own two hands

    - A unique opportunity to develop your engineering skills as you partake in the day-to-day activities of civil and structural engineers
    - Using core concepts and real-world constraints, design a civil engineering masterpiece which fits the brief in both design and performance.
    - Build a structure to carry weight/impact across two points while considering the cost and structural aspects in a high-pressured graduate recruitment style group task
    - Compete against other attendees to impress the judges and become the most successful engineer

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 3 – ENGINEERING OUR FUTURE

    11.00amStart

    To infinity and beyond: You have dived into key engineering disciplines, so now it is time to consider the future of engineering both on our planet and beyond

    MorningArtificial intelligence and robotics

    - A Whole New World: Explore the growing use of robotics to automate industry and take the menial tasks away from the workforce
    - Design your own robotics/AI creation: debate and defend its potential and limitation with the guidance of top robotics engineers
    - The potential benefits of artificial intelligence are huge, so are the dangers: Discuss the ethics and morality of the growth in artificial intelligence
    - Can an inherently biased humanity ever create an unbiased machine?

    AfternoonSpace Engineering

    - You will have a private session with a NASA scientist discussing the key experiments and questions being explored as we attempt to learn the secrets beyond our planet.
    - Discover the rigorous training and assessments required to become an astronaut and what is needed to venture into space
    - Key tips on the academic and soft skills required to become a leading astronaut
    - Your key questions answered in an exclusive Q&A session with a lead on the latest Mercury mission

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 4 – SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING

    11.00amStart

    Sustainability is the key to success. Learn about protecting our fragile climate as well as designing your own iconic smart city

    MorningThe Thames Estuary 2100 Plan

    - Manage a tidal flood risk: work together to design solutions to protect the inhabitants of the Thames Estuary from the imminent climate emergency
    - Consider the key environmental issues, and take on an engineering role to ensure the project’s success
    - Outline your adaptive flood risk management strategy to tackle the fundamental issues of climate change, ageing flood defences, and population growth
    - Present your group proposal and receive live feedback on your solutions from leading environmental advisors

    AfternoonDesign and pitch your own Smart City

    - Layout the plans and designs for your brand-new Smart City
    - Consider the infrastructure and transportation networks that will be required to build a city in a sustainable manner
    - Incorporate advancements within electrical and chemical engineering, as well as the prevalence of automation technology
    - Receive expert live feedback and network with a wide range of engineers and senior project leaders to see what it takes to work for an award-winning engineering firm

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 5 – YOUR FUTURE IN ENGINEERING

    11.00amStart

    The automotive industry is the cornerstone of engineering, understand its development before focusing on your own future in engineering

    MorningElectric Vehicles with Extreme E

    - Future of Travel: assess the transformation of vehicles away from using petrol fuels to electric energy
    - Examine how Extreme E is using its global races to promote sustainability and the use of electric vehicles to save our planet
    - Design your own electric vehicle that is both affordable and delivers an unrivalled driving experience
    - Alongside top engineers you will consider issues involving the implementation of electric vehicles and the solutions required

    AfternoonCareer Coaching and Private Networking Session

    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more
    - Securing work experience, designing impactful CVs/resumes and powerful interview techniques
    - Coaching from experienced engineers on what you can do now to stand out in the future
    - Exclusive private networking session with leading engineers

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 6 – CAREER MAX

    11.00amStart

    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job: i) securing a place at a top-tier university ii) excelling in your studies iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in cyber security post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in data science
    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next
    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with UCAS staff, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    11.00amStart

    Congratulations, you’ve been accepted into your first choice university – it’s time to start preparing!
    - University life: experience a day in the life of a university student and be guided through the array of opportunities available to you at university
    - University forum: attend an exclusive networking session with students from a range of top-tier universities and have all your burning questions answered
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from various departments and experience a university-style lecture

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    11.00amStart

    You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university

    MorningGraduate Applications

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
    - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the tech industry on what they are looking for in candidate resumes
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at a renowned engineering firms as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

    AfternoonGraduate Interviews

    The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role…
    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    11.00amStart

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at a leading engineering firm and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre

    MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

    - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
    - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise

    - The task: receive an exciting technical group exercise brief, meet your group and establish individual members’ strengths and areas of expertise
    - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership
    - The assessment interview: keep a cool head as you tackle a series of challenging group interview questions and impress your prospective employer with your responses

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    11.00amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    It’s time to reflect on the Experience and plan your next steps
    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 9 assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan

    AfternoonProject Launchpad

    - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core skills in softwate engineering, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top accountant
    - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

    4.30pmClose

    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    8th July – 22nd July 2022

    22nd July – 5th August 2022

    19th August - 2nd September 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

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    Live Online

    In-Person

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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    In-Person

    8th July – 22nd July 2022

    22nd July – 5th August 2022

    19th August - 2nd September 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

    Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

    Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

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    Online

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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    AmbitionX

    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.

    COVID-19 Group

    We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 
     

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