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IET’s Engineering Open House Day returning this summer

If you’re looking for an educational and fun day out for young people with inquisitive minds during the summer holidays, then this year’s Engineering Open House Day on Friday, 26 July 2019 could be for you.

Now in its fifth year, IET Engineering Open House Day aims to showcase engineering and technology as a positive career choice. The IET is teaming up with well-known organisations and venues across the UK to welcome young people and their parents to experience the engineering and technology at the heart of these brands firsthand.

Amazon, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, Brunel Museum, Dumfries House, EDF, National Theatre, Tower Bridge, Think Tank Birmingham plus IET London: Savoy Place are just some of the venues to sign up so far to open their doors and host a range of activities, from behind the scenes tours to inspiring talks and demonstrations.

Last year’s event featured over 50 separate events across the UK and attracted more than 5,000 young people and their families who were keen to meet engineers and find out how creative and exciting a career in engineering could be. In the coming weeks, more venues and the activities taking place on the day will be announced on the IET Engineer a Better World website.

The IET Engineering Open House Day is one of several initiatives that make up the IET’s Engineer a Better World Campaign. The variety of exciting, creative and stimulating careers in modern engineering is vast, yet demand for engineers far exceeds supply. The campaign aims to change this by getting more young people – and their parents – to think differently about careers in engineering.

If you’d like to find out more about the locations and venues taking part and register to attend, please visit the IET Engineer a Better World website, which will be regularly updated with the latest information.