The NextGen and Making Engineering Hot (MEH) programmes use role models to bring engineering careers to life for school children from the ages of 6 to 18 years old.

We believe that young people should be empowered to make informed decisions about their future. Our tailor made workshops are a resource for teachers and careers advisers. The time spent with students is used to inform, enthuse and motivate all who attend. We also partner with engineering employers to give young people exposure to engineering careers, through work experience.

How to become a Making Engineering Hot champion

Becoming a role model is simple and not demanding. Our role models come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from students to experienced engineers and are of all ethnicities. Participation in our events can be a 10 minute presentation on your career path, a project or you can simply assist in a workshop or actively mentoring a group of young people on a weekend.

Being a role model also counts as a competency for engineers applying to become a chartered engineer.

Register as a Making Engineering Hot Champion by completing our online form. You will be offered a two hour training session and DBS check.

How can my organisation get involved?

We believe that the best way to attract the future diverse workforce is by engaging with them as early as possible. Engineering is vast and it is often difficult for young people to navigate. Your participation can offer them an insight into the business world. These range from participation in our workshops to offering work placements.

We offer a number of packages that we would like to discuss with you. Please contact us to register your interest.

Register your interest by emailing us at [email protected]

NextGen aims to create a positive perception of engineering among young people by presenting it in an exciting, vibrant and informative way. Our focus is to promote engineering to young people in primary and secondary schools within under-represented communities in Scotland.

Inspired by the AFBE-UK Making Engineering Hot (MEH)campaign in England, NextGen seeks to provide STEM careers inspiration for young people and to support teachers in delivering information that helps students understand the range of modern engineering career paths and the value employers place on STEM subjects.

To find out more about upcoming NextGen events please visit the AFBE-UK Scotland ;events page.