Engineering Awareness Week applications open

Alex Elwood Alex Elwood Marketing Co-ordinator,Manchester
6 January 2020

A creative, engaging and inspiring work experience programme, Arup’s Engineering Awareness Week (EAW) in association with the Ahead Partnership,’ gives students insight into the day-to-day life of engineers, designers and consultants.

Over the course of a week, students work in groups to plan for a major event taking place in their local city. They take on a range of projects and solve problems, created to develop their understanding of a variety of engineering, design and consultancy careers. The week is aimed at 14-17-year-old students and over 200 young people have participated in the programme since 2010.

Arup staff work closely with individuals and groups, to challenge and advise students and share their knowledge first-hand; whilst giving autonomy and building confidence by encouraging them to assess the potential impact of their decision making.

This hands-on and immersive experience allows students to apply the knowledge they gain and practice engineering and designing solutions for a real-world scenario.

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Why Engineering Awareness Week?

An inclusive programme which aims to inspire students who may not already be considering a STEM career; as well as those with a strong interest in the built environment; students will:

  • Learn first-hand from leading professionals working in a range of disciplines.

  • Explore and practice new skills in a supportive and fun environment with lots of interaction.

  • Build confidence and develop soft skills such as timekeeping, communication, teamwork.

Spaces are limited and the programme is often over-subscribed, so please apply as soon as possible.

Applications / how to apply

To download the application form, please select the local Arup office you wish to apply to below.


29th June – 3rd July 2020


6th – 10th July 2020


6th – 10th July 2020