Develop your skills

There are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and experience engineering while you're at school.  We’ve listed some of these below.

Games and quizzes

Find out your dream engineering job by taking our fun quiz: Meet the future you

Find your dream job in STEM by taking The Big Bang Fair quiz: Whose Crew Are You?

For other quizzes and interactive games visit Future Morph. Take Future Morph Quiz.

For engineering challenges visit engineering computer games.


For secondary school students:

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition
Gain recognition for your achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

The Bright Ideas Challenge
Come up with creative ideas for how cities of the future might be powered. Enter and your school could win up to £5,000 to super-size its science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) offering, as well as a funded VIP London experience at Make the Future Live.


For university students:

The Telegraph STEM Awards
This offers undergraduates the chance to prove their talent to some of the biggest names in industry. Now in its fifth year, the STEM Awards ask students to tackle problems from the personal to the global. Take a look at the challenges from our six industry sponsors and submit an idea to solve one of them. If your idea is chosen as the winner, you could win a career-defining work experience programme and £25,000.

Formula Student
This is run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Each team is tasked to produce a prototype for a single-seat race car for autocross or sprint racing, and present it to a hypothetical manufacturing firm.


Leaders Award
For young people aged 5-19, this is your chance to ask scientists and engineers anything you want! Research your question, put it to a scientist or engineer, write the interview and submit it for a range of prizes. It's free to enter.

CREST Award scheme
For young people aged 11-19, the CREST award scheme provides the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and maths through exciting projects. Registration fees apply. 

STEM Clubs
After school science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) clubs give you the chance to explore science and engineering outside of the classroom. Find out if your school has a club, or if not, why not speak to your teacher about setting one up?


The Smallpeice Trust
A range of courses and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) days available for students in Years 8 to 12. 

An education charity that offers hands-on STEM projects, residential courses and industry placements for students up to the age of 17. 

Fire Tech Camp
Holiday camps and weekend courses across the UK (including London, Manchester and Bristol) that are designed to get kids and teens aged 9-17 coding, designing, making and creating with technology.