Greenpower is not just about having fun. Our aim is also to encourage participants to look at pursuing a career in engineering and technology.
Over the years many students who have taken part in Greenpower events have gone on to study or work in the engineering sector.
Engineering spans a huge range of topics – everything around you has had an engineer involved with it in some way; in its research, design, development and manufacture. The United Kingdom has always been a world leader in many areas of engineering, and will be for many years to come. Choosing a career in this diverse sector is guaranteed to involve you in fascinating and exciting work.
"I became the Patron of Greenpower in 2004. As someone heavily involved in motorsport I realise how important it is that this country continues to produce engineers of the highest quality. The Greenpower project is a key part of promoting engineering in schools. Combine this with the current relevance of 'green' transport, and it is clear that Greenpower is an initiative that really works. I look forward to playing a part in its future success."
The Earl of March, Patron of Greenpower
Now that you have experienced engineering and experienced what an interesting and varied discipline it is what’s next? Below are some of the opportunities available to continue your career in engineering offered by partner organisations of the Greenpower Education Trust
If you think an apprenticeship is just about cutting hair or plumbing a toilet, think again. Based at a variety of locations across the UK, Siemens offer both technical and non-technical apprenticeship programmes giving you the chance to gain a broad range of skills and experience - and a highly successful career.
Siemens Graduate and Undergraduate Careers
To find answers to the toughest questions of our time, we need open-minded and curious people who dare to ask them. Just like the 16,000 people in the UK working for Siemens. And maybe just like you?
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
IET has plenty of advice, tips and ideas about careers in engineering. They also offer a number of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships to assist you on your career path.
The Ford Motor Company
The Ford blue oval is one of the best-known brands in the world, representing cutting-edge technological developments, and a range of some of the most popular cars and commercial vehicles in the world. To continue our global success, we require enthusiastic and effective people to deliver results. That’s where you come in – we need people to design our vehicles, purchase the components that make them, build the vehicles and market and sell them. We need people to provide us with the technology to do all of this successfully as well as people that can promote the development of our workforce.
As a proven world leader in systems integration, prime contractorship and programme management, Lockheed Martin UK is a company worth working for. We are constantly seeking to attract, recruit and retain a talented and diverse workforce with the skills and passion that will help us succeed in our mission for business excellence.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Make vital connections for your development. Learn more about the right industry for you. Benefit from tips and advice for your dissertation and project reports. Discover how best to develop your career.
Renishaw is one of the UK's most successful and progressive engineering companies. Our people and products make a real difference to the world in which we live. From jet engine and wind turbine manufacturing to dentistry and brain surgery, we solve tough engineering and scientific problems. If you want to make a difference in a global company that encourages innovation and personal achievement, then get in touch. Apprentices During your apprenticeship you will: • Gain real work experience • Obtain a higher level qualification - a BTEC equivalent qualification or a Higher National Certificate (HNC) • Be paid
Undergraduate opportunities include Gap Year and Industrial Placement opportunities. There are also a number of Bursaries on offer.
We're in need of highly skilled individuals like yourself in a wide variety of exciting fields. For Engineers, we need experts in Controls, Application, Design, Development, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, Quality, Test, Electromagnetic, Electronic, Facilities and Marine. We also have needs for specialists in Health, Safety and Environment, Sourcing and Procurement (Direct and Indirect), Six Sigma, Value Package Introduction, HR and Finance.
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At Prodrive, we are embarking on a new era with motorsport programmes for Aston Martin and MINI and major engineering programmes with some of the world's leading vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. As a result, we are looking for the most ingenious engineers, the most talented technicians or the brightest administrators with the passion, enthusiasm and innovative approach needed to become part of our team.