Further Information

Introduction

The Tomorrow’s Engineers Employer Network supports local employers with their school engagement activities by adopting a strategic approach to develop and drive impactful, targeted outreach to schools. The Employer Network complements the wider Tomorrow’s Engineers programme.

Tomorrow’s Engineers is aimed at the engineering community and is coordinated by EngineeringUK, an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to inspire tomorrow’s engineers.

Our vision is that the UK should be a place where the value of engineering is understood and appreciated and where the career opportunities for individuals within engineering are evident whether he/she is still at school or preparing to re-skill in later life.

Our goal is to improve the supply of engineers from the education system by:

This goal will be achieved by direct engagement with children and via the key influencers of children.

Our other major programme is the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths STEM for young people in the UK. EngineeringUK also produces an annual publication, ‘The State of Engineering’ which is widely regarded as the ‘go to’ reference for engineering labour market information in the UK.

About the role

The Tomorrow’s Engineers Employer Network has been operational for the past three years and there are currently ten Employer Support Managers ESMs in post across nine geographical areas, with an expectation that further posts will be required. The ESM team are a mix of directly employed colleagues and posts contracted through partner organisations.

Reporting to the Tomorrow’s Engineers Programme Director and working closely with our existing Regional Engagement Manager, you will lead a team of ESMs based across the United Kingdom.  You will be responsible for leading your team and increasing the reach of the Tomorrow’s Engineers Programme. This will involve sourcing potential new employers and working with our existing network. You will work closely with other colleagues engaged in Tomorrow’s Engineers activity, and more widely with the EngineeringUK’s Business & Industry team to build knowledge of industry contacts and with our Communications team to develop a communications strategy to reach the employer audience.

The activities within the role will be:

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