Welsh Valleys Engineering Project

The programme

The Welsh Valleys have a long history of engineering and the Academy developed the WVEP to build on that heritage supporting the untapped engineering potential within students in this area and embed engineering education in South Wales.

The WVEP is a unique project mirroring the success of previous project in Barrow-in-Furness and Lowestoft, delivering focused STEM education support for students and teachers and provides career guidance in schools and colleges. We see this as integral to transforming the community and raising aspirations in the region.
Our partnership approach draws together pupils from primary and secondary schools, further education colleges, employers, government and other key stakeholders to inspire and encourage more young people to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in post-16 education.

The programme enriches the curriculum, stimulates interest, and improves student attainment outcomes by bringing real-world engineering practice into the student experience. We are working together to encourage more people, especially young women and other under-represented groups to progress towards professional engineering and technician roles in local industry.

The aim is to provide opportunities to those who might otherwise not realise their potential and abilities and make a career in engineering possible. WVEP is supported by real modern engineering industries and employers in South Wales who want to see the schools and colleges of the region become a hotbed for the development of local engineering talent.  

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Our programmes

Connecting STEM Teachers

The Academy’s flagship education programme

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