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BSRIA launches Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers publication - 2018November 2018

BSRIA is delighted to have launched its 4th Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers publication which was written by workplace student: Abigail Teekaram. This insightful report looks at the careers of some successful engineers at BSRIA, among its membership and in the industry.

Julia Evans, BSRIA CEO & Abigail Teekaram, 2018 INSPIRE author at BSRIA Briefing

It leads on naturally from last year’s publication which considered the range of engineering careers within the construction industries and how to choose the appropriate career path and entry route suitable for individual interests and skills.

Abigail’s revealing report highlights the career paths of 20 engineering alumni: asking them to summarise their respective careers; what inspired them into their roles; what influenced their journey; the most enjoyable aspects; notable achievements; what they believe is the essential skillset; and how they found out that the job existed in the first instance!

The work was carried out as part of BSRIA’s INSPIRE project which works with local schools, national and local politicians and the media to promote STEM and change its perceptions.

Choosing the right engineering path can be an “unnerving process” and one that must be made “early on” before selecting exam options, college courses or apprenticeships. The publication showcases the career trajectory of some industry leading lights and showcases specifics on the myriad of careers in engineering.

The report offers a gamut of information on: entry routes, what inspired them to pursue respective careers, what importance their career serves within the built environment, the most enjoyable aspects of the role and most interesting projects undertaken.

Abigail Teekaram, 2018 INSPIRE author, acknowledged at BSRIA Briefing

We need to shout about engineering! Indeed: it is the duty of BSRIA members, industry and government to attract, inspire and engage the next generation of engineers. Building services changes lives, saves the planet and brings communities together.

This exceptional report is a “must read” and should be in the in-box (soft copy) and on the desk (hard copy) of all school and college students contemplating their respective next steps and careers.

BSRIA calls on today’s engineers to inspire the engineers of tomorrow. And to use this publication to promote engineering as a long term viable career option.

History has shown that those who pursue engineering and science arguably make the biggest impact to the world: incredible minds provide us with incredible ideas we once might have thought of as unbelievable but are now entrenched in our society.

The BSRIA INSPIRE project is working with local schools, national and local politicians and the media to promote STEM and change its perceptions.

It raises the question of why are STEM subjects important? What does engineering mean for you? Why does technology matter? There is one answer to those three questions which is quite simply “everything”.

To this end BSRIA asks that students all over the world think seriously about an exciting and long-lasting career in engineering and science!

In the summer of 2018, as part of the BSRIA INSPIRE programme, BSRIA continued its tradition of building and sharing knowledge by recruiting a 19-year old summer intern (Abigail) to give her experience in the professional workplace and undertake this report.

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