There’s an engineering skills shortage in the UK, and lots of engineering jobs waiting to be filled. So why is nobody waiting in the wings to take these jobs? What is putting young people off studying or working in engineering?
Engineering makes the world work, so when you’re an engineer, you’re usually making someone’s life easier, or designing something that we all rely on.
As well as being very rewarding, engineering is well-paid, creative, and fun. Here’s why you should become an engineer.
Think about the things you use every day. The car your parents drive you to school in, the tablet you play your games on, and even the shoes you wear; engineering is behind them all.
An engineer uses science and maths (and lots of creativity!) to come up with the solutions to every day problems and makes our lives a whole lot easier in ways that we take for granted.
You might think that it’s scientists that are responsible for bringing us new technologies and advances, but often it’s people like engineers who actually figure out how to make them happen.
Whether you think of robots as some kind of killer machines from science fiction or you think they’re pretty cool, how much do you really know about them? In this blog, we want to share some interesting facts about robots that you can share with your friends.
Robots are becoming more and more advanced, and they’re already taking over some jobs that humans usually do. But does this mean that robots will become better than humans and replace them completely in some industries? We would say it’s unlikely. No matter how advanced artificial intelligence becomes, there are some aspects of the human mind, and the ways that humans relate to each other that scientists will struggle to replicate.
So the question is robots versus humans; who wins?