Industry into Education
Attracting and recruiting talented young people into the electrotechnical industry is essential if we’re to secure a skilled and competent workforce for the future.
But if schools and colleges don’t receive input from existing electricians and engineers – they’ll not get the chance to fully understand skills that are needed. Without that knowledge, the brightest and best candidates may not consider choosing our industry as a career.
We need to support schools and colleges so they, in turn, can drive young people towards the electrical industry.
The opportunities to get involved are varied and could take as little as 45 mins of your time.
Even a few brief activities make a big difference and can change a young person’s life.
What could you do?
STEM Electrotechnical Ambassadors: as an Electrotechnical Ambassador you could hold a career talk or practical workshop for a primary or secondary school, college or youth/community organisation.
Speakers for Schools: this initiative arranges careers talks, plus virtual and real-life work experience placements or online projects.
Become an online mentor: in just 45 mins you could hold an online mentoring session via the Youth Group’s ‘Mentor Me’ programme and make a real difference to a young person interested in the electrical industry
Teach in Further Education: pass on your skills, knowledge and experience to improve students’ prospects. You don’t need a teaching qualification straight away and could gain this on the job. Find out more about Teaching in FE.
Other opportunities including:
- Work experience, job shadowing and workplace visits
- Business games and enterprise competitions
- Careers events
- Teacher CPD delivered by employers
- Transition skills (mock interviews and CV workshops)
- Become an assessor or lecturer
Already active in your local area?
If you are already taking part in careers promotion or working with the education network in your local region please tell us about it so we can promote the positive action happening around the country.
Get in touch for an informal chat about getting involved:
Contact Jennie Phung on 07588 640405 to find out more or complete the form below and we’ll be in touch:
The Electrical Careers website highlights the wide range of roles, progression routes and opportunities available within the electrical industry.