The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and ITN Productions have launched a news and current affairs-style programme ‘Engineering the Next Generation,’ which explores the challenges, careers and future of modern engineering in the UK.
With the government announcing the £229 million of industrial strategy investment, ‘Engineering the Next Generation’ brings to life the opportunities and challenges the sector in the UK faces, the changes in policy and long term impact on the UK economy.
‘Engineering the Next Generation’ showcases the work being done to attract our future generations to engineering and the diverse range of jobs available in this sector, many which are unknown to career seekers. The programme also looks into how work experience and apprenticeships play a vital role in attracting the younger generation into a rewarding and life-long career in engineering.
Drawing upon ITN’s 60 year heritage and expertise in storytelling, the news-style piece combines key interviews including Alison Carr, Director of Governance and Policy from the IET and Great British Bake Off star Andrew Smyth. The programme also includes stories from leading organisations including Bosch UK, EPSRC, G-Research, Johnson & Johnson Medical Limited, National Composites Centre, NM group, Reaction Engine Ltd, Thales, TTP plc and University of Strathclyde.