Campaign aims to inspire next generation of engineers

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Today marks the start of Tomorrow's Engineers Week, an initiative which sees government and industry unite to engage with the engineers of the future.

Through talks, events, discussions and competitions, the campaign aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers. In particular, Tomorrow's Engineers Week wants to challenge outdated views about engineering careers, especially amongst women, and demonstrate the relevance of engineering to young people's everyday lives. The campaign runs from 4 to 8 November, and is being backed by a number of leading engineering institutions, including the IMechE, the IET, EngineeringUK and The Royal Academy of Engineering. Sir John Parker, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: "Through Tomorrow's Engineers week, we will demonstrate that engineering is a real and attractive option, which offers careers that are both stimulating and diverse. "We look forward to working with our partners to inspire the engineers of the future and hope many other organisations will join us to change perceptions of engineering careers." As well as industry events, roundtables and discussions, the week will play host to a nationwide search to find the UK's 'engineering wonders'. There will also be polling amongst secondary students to explore attitudes to jobs in engineering. For more information about Tomorrow's Engineers Week and to find out how to get involved, visit