Engineering the Next Generation programme launches

11 October 2017
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Television presenter, Natasha Kaplinsky, interviews the IET's Director of Governance and Policy, Alison Carr, for the latest programme

Find out more about how "Engineering the Next Generation" is critical for innovation and future economic growth in the latest online collaboration between the IET and ITN Productions.

Television Presenter, Natasha Kaplinsky, hosts the latest in a series of online programmes created by the IET and ITN Productions. “Engineering the Next Generation”, examines what a modern industrial strategy would mean for the future of engineering in the UK.


The programme highlights how upcoming engineering talent needs the right knowledge, experience and practical skills to support Britain’s industrial strategy and create cutting-edge technical solutions.


To support students in acquiring the relevant skillset needed, the University of Strathclyde’s Engineering Academy offers graduate level apprenticeships, enabling students to learn the engineering theory in a real-life, practical environment. Whether it’s developing the next hypersonic plane capable of travelling at 5-6 times the speed of sound, providing broadband services to travellers at 40,000ft, creating machines that are capable of learning sophisticated algorithms for global financial markets or developing new sensor technology to support the Internet of Things, the next generation of engineers need to feel welcomed, trained and supported.


The online programme features news-style reports and profiles from some of the UK’s best-known organisations including Bosch, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Johnson & Johnson, National Composites Centre and Rolls-Royce.


The online programme was launched at the IET President’s Address on 5 October 2017, which is now available on IET.tv.


Engineering the Next Generation is available to watch on the IET ITN Productions webpage and on IET.tv.