Many of the IET’s corporate partners feature in a new online programme produced by ITN Productions.
The programme, produced on behalf of the IET, aims to promote a greater understanding of the central role engineering plays in our lives. Many IET corporate partners took part in the production, including BAE Systems, BT, Imperial College, Mott MacDonald, Royal Mail and the British Army. There are also interviews with Nick Boles MP, Minister for Skills and Equalities and Sir Mark Walport, the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor.
TV presenter Natasha Kaplinsky hosts the programme, which celebrates the success of innovative engineering and technology organisations. From the engineering behind the Kit Kat to the technology ensuring Royal Mail delivers our letters on time, the programme includes it all.
“Engineering is central to Britain’s future economic success but this could be put in jeopardy if we do not have enough young people coming into the sector to help with the major issues that affect us all, such as energy security, the next generation of transport systems and high-speed broadband,” says Nigel Fine, IET Chief Executive. “There is a serious skills shortage in engineering and we hope that this new programme from ITN Productions will help to inspire, inform and influence people to understand that engineering is an exciting and rewarding career path with excellent prospects.” The programme will also be used to inspire more young people, particularly girls, to pursue a career in engineering – helping to address the skills shortage currently facing the industry.
The ITN Productions/IET programme can be watched in full at www.theiet.org/itn. Please feel free to share the programme with colleagues and contacts to build awareness of the fantastic work that engineers do and the career opportunities available.