The EDT administers several STEM programmes in partnership with companies, schools and universities accross the UK. The Engineering Education Scheme (EES) is a project-based scheme that sees 4 Year 12 students, (17 year olds) work as consultants on a real-life engineering or science based project set and managed by the supporting company. In existence for 30 years, the EES is a scheme for students typically studying maths and Physics at AS level, a teacher and a nominated company “engineer/scientist”, to experience managing an engineering or science based project to resolve a "real life problem" set by the company. Essential skills such as communication and project management skills are developed as well as career advice and industrial experience to help address the UK shortfall of Engineers and STEM careers.
The Year in Industry Scheme (YINI) heps pre-university and undergraduate stundents find 12 month paid degree relevant work placements with our partner companies
EDT recruit and administer the EES, including linking the schools and companies to work on the projects, organising DBS checks for the adults concerned and running three events across the duration of a 6 month period: the Scheme Launch day (SLD), Residential Workshops (RW) at universities across the North of England, and Celebration and Assessment Days (CADs). We also mentor the teams throughout the project and advise of further accreditation for all stakeholders involved.
YINI's aims are to faciliate the stundet journey and to encourage STEM study and career paths.