Engineers Week

Engineers Week

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Engineers Week Kicks off this Saturday, 29th February and promotes engineering and the importance of the profession. The week focuses on showcasing engineering as a rewarding and creative career, and last year featured over 850 activities.

Again, this year there will be no shortage of things to do throughout the week with activities officially running until Friday 6th March.

So, what about you? Have you ever considered a job in engineering? Do you have ideas on how to build roads and communities to reduce traffic? Would you like to be the person to invent the next clean energy source? Or maybe you’ll be part of the team to send the first humans to Mars!

No matter how huge or practical your dream, Engineers Week is all about highlighting the ways that engineers make our world better, its importance to our lives and the ways that you can get involved.

You can find out about all the events taking place across the country as part of Engineers Week here, and about the further education and training engineering options available to you here.

When you think of an engineer, who do you think of? What are the characteristics of an engineer?

You may not think of Miss Universe Ireland right away, but the reigning Miss Universe Ireland 2019 Fionnghuala O’Reilly is a NASA Datanaut, as well as being an Engineers Week 2020 Ambassador.

Fionnghuala O’Reilly, NASA Datanaut and Engineers Week 2020 Ambassador

Fionnghuala stormed the pageant last year to take the crown  back to base where she works as a systems engineer. She is a strong advocate for women in engineering and science and has made the focus of much of her Miss Ireland work about tackling outdated attitudes and stereotypes towards underrepresented communities in the sector.

So, what about you? Interested in a career in engineering? There are so many strands in this area of work, you might be surprised to find so many different courses under the Engineering umbrella from Marine Engineering to Renewable and Engineering Technology.

Search all the further education and training engineering options available to you now at!