The Academy’s activities in education and training tackle the strategic challenge of creating a system of engineering education and training that satisfies the aspirations of young people while delivering the high calibre engineers and technicians that businesses need.

The Academy works with partners to encourage more young people to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in schools, FE colleges and universities, where the Academy enriches outcomes by bringing real-world engineering practice into the student experience. The Academy is working to encourage more people, especially young women and people from a wider range of backgrounds, to work as engineering technicians, graduate engineers and engineering researchers.

The Academy’s education programmes span primary, secondary, further and higher education and also professional development.

Our programmes

Connecting STEM Teachers

The Academy’s flagship education programme

Welsh Valleys Engineering Project

Embedding engineering education in South Wales

Engineering Leaders Scholarships

For engineering undergraduates who are looking to become engineering industry leaders

Sainsbury Management Fellowships

Enabling high-performing early-stage engineers to undertake an MBA programme

Visiting Professors

Building links between senior industrial engineers and UK universities