Support engineering apprentices by sponsoring a dedicated STEM course

Posted on 7 Feb 2022 by The Manufacturer
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Here at The Manufacturer, we’ve partnered with The Smallpeice Trust to bring three online engineering courses to students in Years 9, 10 and 12 this summer, designed to explore how engineering can have a positive impact on the world with practical-based challenges.

The Smallpeice Trust is a charity that gives young people everything they need to fuel their passion for science, technology, engineering and maths, and pursue careers in engineering.

The Trust’s multi-day, virtual engineering courses enable students to fuel their passion for STEM, gain an insight into life beyond the classroom and engage with industry leaders. The charity wants young people who are into STEM to live in a world that celebrates their passion and supports their vision for the future. The Manufacturer shares this aim and has joined forces with the charity to help them find industry leaders that can support these courses and inspire young people to pursue manufacturing or engineering careers.

Do you want to get involved? Email [email protected] to find out more about the exciting opportunities on offer.

We’re looking for like-minded organisations, top academic bodies, prominent institutes, and corporate leaders to sponsor these courses and help us to create a vigorous, well-balanced UK talent pipeline. Sponsors will get the chance to meet and engage with future engineers, show them what life is like within their industry, and encourage these inquisitive young minds to pursue their interest in manufacturing and engineering.

The Trust works with some of the top educators across the country, which is why these engineering courses are the very best available. Over the past year, more than 100 partners have funded activities in their local communities and beyond, providing learning moments for nearly 60,000 young people.

“I enjoyed working with a new team as they were really fun to work with and it was amazing listening to proper engineers and listening about their route to becoming an engineer.” – Girls Into Engineering Student 2021

Both The Manufacturer and The Smallpeice Trust are passionate about creating pathways into engineering. With two million more engineers needed by 2025, the charity is committed to enhancing and strengthening the talent pool in engineering-related professions, including opening more opportunities to disadvantaged or underrepresented groups in society. Sponsoring one of these courses would put your organisation at the forefront of developing the next generation of manufacturers and engineers.

Each three-day, virtual engineering course is run by The Trust’s experienced Education Team, and contains a blend of hands-on, practical projects, interactive learning and engagement with industry and academic leaders. Past students enjoyed seeing STEM theory put into practice and witnessing real-world applications of the lessons they’ve learnt on the course.

Working with The Smallpeice Trust enables partners to enhance the awareness of their industries, improve brand recognition through local exposure and PR initiatives, and demonstrate CSR policies to stakeholders. Getting involved means playing a vital role in giving young people the starting blocks they need to be able to dare to imagine the future – and in turn, create a rich talent pool for years to come.

“By investing in grassroots talent through these STEM initiatives, mentorship and inclusive development programmes, we aim to inspire future generations of talent by fuelling their passion for engineering and F1.”- Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing

Sponsors receive a detailed post-event impact report, opportunities to engage directly with students, logos featured in course materials, speaking opportunities for engineers and the chance to send two post-event emails to participants within 18 months. This is an unparalleled opportunity to build relationships with the industry leaders of tomorrow and join them at the start of their journey into manufacturing and engineering. The Smallpiece team would love to work with you to expose young minds to engineering.

Email [email protected] to find out more about the exciting opportunities on offer, and to speak to The Smallpeice Trust’s Business Development team about how your organisation can get involved.