Year of Engineering

The Year of Engineering took place throughout 2018 and was a government campaign celebrating the world and wonder of engineering. From spaceships to ice skates, the bubbles in chocolate bars to lifesaving cancer treatment, engineering touches every part of our lives. Working in engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative, so this campaign aimed to inspire the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers to join the industry and help shape the future of the world we live in.

At Leonardo, our ongoing work in the support of the UK skills agenda sees us collaborating with academia, charities and institutions across the country to promote engineering through STEM courses or STEM related events. Here are just some of the activities we undertook during 2018.

Events Calendar

  1. Flying Start Challenge (Feb-March)
  2. National & Scottish Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March)
  3. Big Bang Fair (14-17 March)
  4. Rampaging Chariots (June-July)
  5. RAF Cosford Air Show (10 June)
  6. International Women’s Engineering Day (23 June)
  7. Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) (13-15 July)
  8. Farnborough Futures Day (20 July)
  9. RI Masterclasses (Oct-Nov)
  10. Tomorrow’s Engineer Week (5-9 November)

Our STEM ambassadors continue to work extensively with partnered schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK to promote STEM subjects and the career opportunities they offer. The company also offers a variety of placements and work experience positions at all levels.