Facts and figures
- the Young Engineers Club Network
Our club network is growing at a rate of over 10% per annum. Clubs are based in a wide variety of settings, appealing to both state and independent schools alike, and can be found all over the country. Young Engineer is committed to providing equal opportunities for participation to all UK school-aged students and we are proud of the high percentage of our female membership.
Q. How many girls are members of Young Engineers?
Thirty-five percent of our club network members are girls. This compares to the 6% of qualified engineers who are female.
Q. What types of school get involved with Young Engineers?
We are well represented in both the state and independent sectors. Our clubs largely cater for age 11+, however, a significant minority - roughly a quarter - of our clubs are based in primary schools.
Q. How often do Club meet?
This very much depends on the club leader and the club members and it could be once/week, several times a week or even on Saturday morning.
Q. What type of Activities do clubs undertake?
The list is enormous and ranges from the popular competitions such as 'Eggs Factor', F1 in Schools, Shell Ecomarathon and GreenPower to smaller more specific activities that are driven by the club members. Many clubs run several activities at once so that there is something for everyone.
Q. Who supports after School Young Engineer Clubs?
Clubs rely on the generosity of teachers, parents, STEM Ambassadors andlocal engineering company employees to support club activities. This support could range from being the Club Leader, to the provision of very specialised guidance on one particular area of engineering such as robotics to generally helping students conceptualise their ideas and assiting with practical project development work.