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The IET’s latest collaboration with ITN Productions

The next online collaboration between the IET and ITN productions is set to support the Government’s ‘Year of Engineering’ campaign, which has a focus on attracting the next generation of engineers.

Engineering is one of the most productive sectors in the UK, however a shortfall of 20,000 engineering graduates is slowing industry growth. Added to this is the widespread misunderstanding of what engineering is among young people and their parents. With a workforce which is around 89% male*, there is a lack of diversity in the sector that also needs to be addressed.

‘Year of Engineering’ looks to attract and inspire a new generation of engineers. The programme will challenge common misconceptions of engineering and show youngsters that a career in the sector is an exciting one that can lead to countless opportunities.  Moreover, ‘Year of Engineering’ will inspire diversity in the workplace by attracting more women, increasing ethnic diversity and promoting more opportunities for LGBT engineers.

This will be the fourth in a series of programmes exploring the diverse nature of engineering. The programme will feature key industry interviews and reports, together with sponsored editorial profiles featuring some of the leading organisations in the sector. The programme will also look at the diverse range of jobs available.

For more information, or to participate in the programme, please contact Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News at ITN Productions, on 0207 430 4810 or simon.shelley@itn.co.uk.

The ‘Year of Engineering’ news programme will launch at one of the IET’s prestigious events in Autumn 2018 and form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring IET members and professional partners, as well as relevant journalists, bloggers and government departments.

To find out more, please visit the IET campaigns page on the IET website.