Teenagers want to be Engineers


In a recent article by BBC Bitesize, it has been revealed that teenagers aged 13-16 said they wanted to become Engineers when they’re older.

BBC Bitesize is a free online study support resource for school-age pupils in the United Kingdom. Their study of over 4,000 13–16-year-olds, conducted in December 2022, showed that Engineer was the top-ranked career choice overall, trumping Teacher, Doctor, and Veterinarian.

16% of the individuals asked said they’d like to do an apprenticeship which is entirely possible for those looking to do chose engineering as their career choice. SCP supports apprentices from Level 3 and up in both Transport Planning and Infrastructure Design.

The gender split in the career choices shows that Engineer was the top rank for boys while it was the Girls’ 7th ranking. This is a positive sign for the traditionally male-dominated industry. SCP have over 35% of woman in the workplace with the majority of them being in technical engineering roles. 

The future is bright for the Engineering industry and we’re pleased to be a part of it, we look forward to those 13-16-year-olds starting their career and welcome them to enquire about the apprentice opportunities available here at SCP.