How to spot a future engineer – a parents’ guide

2018 is the year of engineering. Engineers and technicians are in demand at all levels. By 2024, there will be an expected 2.65 million job openings in UK engineering companies.

The Royal Academy of Engineering has identified certain ‘habits of mind’ associated with engineers: asking how things work, dismantling and (generally) re-assembling things, creative problem solving, curiosity, coming up with solutions to problems, collaboration, team work, making adjustments and improvements – all of which are skills and traits used in engineering.

If you spot these traits in your children, grandchildren or students, it could be that a future in engineering beckons.

In Dorset, for a young person showing some of these traits, a career in engineering could be started with Kingston Maurward College’s new Level 2 Diploma in Agricultural Engineering and Technology.

During this one-year course, students will learn the basics of mechanical and agricultural engineering, including welding, fabrication, machinery maintenance, machine and tool use, and gain the knowledge and skills to start a life-long fulfilling career.

To find out more about the Agricultural Engineering and Technology Diploma starting this September call 01305 215215.

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