Work related schemes

Various schemes exist that may provide relevant placements or work experience for students.

There are Engineering Education Schemes in each of the four UK countries. They all provide an in-depth experience in science, technology and engineering which will enable students to make informed decisions about their future studies and careers. They will work in a team of around four students on a real engineering/scientific problem, the solution to which is important to a local company. The company will supply an engineer mentor to support the team to apply project management techniques to help find a solution to the problem.

The projects lasts around six months and includes the following special events:

  • Company visit to see the project in context
  • Scheme launch
  • University Residential Workshop (RW). A minimum of three days at a regional university or similar venue to utilise the facilities and progress the project
  • Celebration and Assessment Day (CAD).

There are differences between some of the schemes so check the details through these links:

EDT run a number of engineering education schemes which target 11-21 year olds and aim to provide a real life exposure to industry, business and higher education. Further information on these schemes is available below.

Go4SET – Environmentally themed 10 week science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects for Year 8/9 & S2 (12-14yr old) pupils.

Headstart – Science, engineering and technology experience courses at university for Year 12 & S5 (16-17yr old) students.

The Year in Industry – Career development work placements for Pre-University and Undergraduate students.

First Edition – One-day science, technology, engineering and mathematics events for Year 7–10, with the current focus on pupils who will be ‘first in family’ to consider higher education.

Industrial Trust Programmes – Curriculum focussed in company educational experiences for students of all ages.

More information about these schemes is available on the EDT website.