Activity in schools

Support and information for members involved in schools activities.

One of the primary objectives of the IET is to encourage young people to choose science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at school, college and university and to consider engineering as a career. IET members can play a significant part in helping to achieve this aim.

As well as supporting member schools engagement, the Education 5-19 department produces a range of resources for teachers and pupils, organises STEM activity days and partners with organisations that share our goals. For full details of the IET's Education 5 - 19 Programme please visit the teaching resources section of the site.

Supporting schools Photo of children creating circuits

IET members can get involved with schools activities by acting as STEM Ambassadors, Schools Liaison Officer or on an ad-hoc basis. The resources below are available to all members to support schools activities.

Schools Liaison Officers (SLOs) are IET members who organise local schools activities on behalf of their Local Network, promoting better understanding of the role of the engineer and the contribution engineering makes to society. Activities in each Local Network vary, but SLOs usually work closely with local organisations and IET staff to support a local programme of activities which promote STEM subjects to school children.

Interested members can support the work of their SLO. To get in touch with your local SLO contact the Education  5 - 19 department.

Email: ieteducation@theiet.org



These presentations have been developed for students and teachers in England and Wales, but can be edited to reflect qualifications and resources available elsewhere.

Careers presentation for schools  

Presentation for teachers


The IET Faraday website hosts a wide variety of engineering activities and resources that members can use to enrich schools activities. The activity resources detailed below may also be useful.

DIY Faraday Challenge Day volunteer guides

Scout electronics activity badge resources

Other resources

The Education 5 - 19 department can also provide materials to support members exhibiting at careers events, science fairs and other exhibition events that children are likely to attend.

Attending a schools careers event

Safeguarding children

Members engaged in schools activities on behalf of the IET should abide by the IET's policy for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.


Email: ieteducation@theiet.org