Helping people is engineering

Engineering makes a difference to those most in need. That could be by making buildings safer after natural disasters, developing new technologies to detect and treat diseases, or making sure those in the most remote communities can access food, water and energy.

The world's problems sometimes seem too big. What can you really do? For every issue there's a huge movement of people pulling together to build a better, brighter, brilliant future. Whoever you are, whichever injustice make you want to stand up and fight, choose engineering and be the difference.

From producing life-saving medicines to helping the planet go greener, engineers have a huge impact on the world around us. With a career in engineering, you can make a real difference.

Inspired by buildings, bridges and a desire to be useful, Josh never imagined he would be helping respond to natural disasters. A structural engineer, Josh volunteers his engineering skills to work out the safest way to reach casualties in collapsed buildings.

Gadgets and gizmos are what first attracted Chris to engineering. Now, his job allows him to make a real difference to people’s lives through wearable robots and prosthetic limbs.

Where to next?

Find out more about how you can turn what you love into engineering, and what a future in engineering could look like, by exploring the links below. And if you have a question or comment, get in touch, we’d be happy to help!