Press release

Engineers welcome ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiative

29 June 2011


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has welcomed the launch of the 'See Inside Manufacturing' programme by the Government and industry. It aims to show budding young engineers how they can play a role in designing, developing or producing some of the world's most desired and ground-breaking products.

Professor Steve Evans, from the IET said: “The manufacturing industry is crucial to the economic wellbeing of the country and any initiative to help show the engineers of tomorrow how satisfying and well paid it is to be an engineer must be welcomed.

“Manufacturing is often an invisible industry with most people having preconceived or negative ideas about what engineers look like and the jobs they do. Initiatives like this are crucial in helping to dispel the myths held by the next generation of workers and encourage them to study STEM subjects and consider manufacturing and engineering as possible career paths.”

Media enquiries to:

Robert Beahan
External Communications Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1438 767336
Mob: +44 (0)7595 400912
Email: rbeahan@theiet.org

Notes to editors:

  • Expert spokespeople are available for interview and comment.
  • The IET is Europe’s largest professional body of engineers with over 150,000 members in 127 countries.
  • The IET is a professional home for life for engineers and technicians and supports them throughout their careers.
  • For more information, visit www.theiet.org.