The 10th annual STEPS Engineering Your Future programme is taking place from March – May 2022 and once again, engineering employers are set to join forces with third-level institutions across Ireland to provide Transition Year students with the opportunity to gain insight into the diversity and creativity of contemporary engineering.
STEPS Engineering Your Future is run over three to five days, during which students will attend interactive talks and presentations; get hands-on experience with group-based activities; visit local industry and meet engineers at various stages in their careers.
Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, said: “As a knowledge-based economy and an island nation, we have a reliance on the quality and quantity of our STEM graduates. Ireland needs a steady supply of engineers, with the necessary skillset, to boost local economies, create new jobs, facilitate sustainable development, and meet Government ambitions.
“Through the STEPS Engineering Your Future programme, and thanks to our partners in industry and academia, Transition Year students are provided with the opportunity to gain rewarding work experience and an insight into the limitless opportunities afforded by a career in engineering. This immersive experience encourages students to explore a variety of engineering disciplines and also experience, first-hand, the vital role of engineers in society/”
“The STEPS Engineering Your Future programme has grown from a pilot with UCD in 2012 to now having nineteen project partners, providing even more students with the opportunity to explore the engineering profession. With placements still available across the Republic of Ireland, I would encourage Transition Year students who would like to play a role in transforming society to apply for a place today.”
For more information on the STEPS Engineering Your Future programme and to apply, visit: https://www.engineersireland.ie/Schools/Get-involved/Engineering-Your-Future/Transition-Year-programme
Established in 2012 by Engineers Ireland’s STEPS programme – supported by the Department of Education and industry leaders Arup, EPA, ESB, Intel and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) – the immersive engineering work experience initiative has provided over 2,500 students with the opportunity to explore the engineering profession.
Virtual Recruitment Ireland will be hosting our Manufacturing & Engineering Careers Fair in spring 2022. This will be a live, online, career fair on Thursday, 7th April 2022 from 10am to 4pm. The jobs fair will be focusing on the manufacturing sector. Interested in a new role? Learn about openings and chat directly with hiring managers and recruiters at this great, online, recruitment event.
The Manufacturing & Engineering Careers Fair will feature some of Ireland’s leading manufacturing employers and specialised engineering roles, as well as a full day of exciting talks and webinars to give you career advice and more information about roles available from the participating companies.