What is Engineering Open House Day 2016?

Engineering Open House Day sees the IET joining forces with iconic venues and organisations across the country to give children and their parents an insight into what it’s like to be an engineer. The initiative is all about highlighting the important roles engineers play in everyday life, with participating venues and organisations demonstrating the creativity and excitement behind engineering careers.

The next Engineering Open House Day is taking place on Friday 29 July 2016. We’ve already got some big name venues signed up including Sky, BRE, Shell, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Wellcome Collection and ITN but watch this space to find your nearest venue as we will be updating our list of venues taking part regularly up until the day itself.

Engineering Open House Day is designed to be an educational, fun day out to encourage parents to support their children in choosing careers in engineering and technology, by providing them with a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at some of the UK's most celebrated innovative engineering and technology organisations.

To download this year's flyer, click here.

 Engineering Open House Day 2015

In 2015, Engineering Open House Day was held in collaboration with ten high profile organisations: BRE, ITN, National Space Academy, Royal Opera House, The Brunel Museum, Young Engineers, Global Renewables, Alacrity foundation, Atkins and Soho house.

These organisations invited guests to take part in behind the scenes tours, workshops and talks from inspirational engineers. Parents and children were also able to ask questions about engineering careers and find out more about the important role engineering plays within the venues and organisations.

To view last year's events, please click here.

Get involved

The next Engineering Open House Day will be held on 29 July 2016. We need your help to make it even bigger and better than ever! Our research shows that organisations believe greater encouragement is needed to promote the engineering sector to young people and we are still on the lookout for inspirational venues to take part. So if you think you could give parents and young people an insight into exactly how diverse and exciting a career in engineering and technology can be then we want to hear from you.

The IET is looking for more venues and organisations to host events up and down the country to promote engineering to young people. If your organisation may be interested in raising the profile of engineering, promoting the incredible work that engineers do and spreading the word that we need more of them, please do get in touch by emailing communications@theiet.org

Click here to see some pictures from venues that took part in Engineering Open House Day's inaugural year.


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