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What do engineers do, that you didn’t know they did?

Did you know that some people still think engineers are all male, dressed in overalls and work on some sort of dirty engine? Hard to believe isn’t it? Especially when you think of all the cool and exciting career prospects that can come with a role in engineering. We take a look at some of… Read more »

One Smallpeice step for students, one giant leap for engineering

Do you ever sit and wish you could go back to school? Or just far enough back to change the course of your career? Since working for Smallpeice and attending our courses when I can, I think it all the time! Last week I was over the moon (no pun intended) at being able to… Read more »

Female engineers lead the way at Warwick University

July 2019      Female engineers lead the way at Warwick University Almost one hundred girls aged 13 – 14, from schools across the UK, benefited from a unique hands-on learning experience at the University of Warwick on the Girls into Engineering residential course.  Proudly sponsored by the ERA Foundation, GE, Leonardo, The RAF Charitable Trust… Read more »

Birmingham City University host bright young Biomedical engineers

July 2019 Birmingham City University sponsors engineering taster week for young Biomedical engineers From 2nd – 4th July, thirty-eight promising young engineers from across the UK attended a Biomedical Engineering course, sponsored and hosted by Birmingham City University. Organised by The Smallpeice Trust, the three-day residential programme provided 15 and 16-year-old students with an understanding… Read more »

Four marketeers got on a train…

Last week we had a lovely Marketing team day out to the lovely Docklands area of London, to attend the ‘Engaging Kids and Marketing to Parents’ Conference in the Museum of London. Over twenty top brands who know a thing or two about working with young people and how to convey marketing messages to parents… Read more »

Khadijah Ismail – BAE Apprentice, and Arkwright Scholar

Shared from BBC News – Judith Burns, Education reporter As a little girl Khadijah Ismail would spend hours watching aeroplanes through the window of the attic bedroom she shared with her sister near Manchester Airport. She even wrote the airport a letter “on fancy paper and everything”, giving her address and asking them to send… Read more »

Big Bang!

I love the Big Bang Fair. You never know what delights you’re going to find but you know you’re never going to be disappointed. I’m not that old (honest) but when you see the technology of today compared to when I was at school, I honestly feel like I must have been born in the… Read more »

Scholarships are go!

Scholarships are go! As you may or may not know, an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK. It was created to inspire and nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the Engineering Profession. The Scholarships are awarded to high-calibre 16-year-old students through a rigorous… Read more »

New Years STEMolution!

Word on the street is that we’ve officially launched our Think Kits! Now I’m sure you’ll have heard all about them but let me give you a bit more detail. The clue’s in the name really, it’s a kit…that requires a bit of thought to put together! The kits are designed with Year 8 and… Read more »

Finding STEM in October

You know once October hits. There’s a nip in the air, the nights (and mornings) are dark, the leaves are crunchy and brown and there’s a smattering of pumpkins all around. There’s also a faint reminder that bonfire night will soon be upon us and all of the excitement that brings. I for one love… Read more »

Celebrating Women on International Women in Engineering Day 2018

Following on from International Women in Engineering Day (23rd June), it feels only right to talk about some of the great things we do to support women in engineering, and some of the fabulous females we get to work with. We all know that we need more females in STEM and we’re here to try… Read more »