Are you ready to kickstart their careers with co-curricular learning for STEM?
- Designed for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) learners
- Available to GCSE, A-level/BTEC, HNC/D, Apprenticeship, and Undergraduate learners
- Summer Camp, Transition, Induction, and Project options available
- Choose from a 1-day, 3-day, or 12-week packages or request a bespoke version
- Project-based delivery with live industry challenges
- Delivered by iungo’s diverse team of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs; Led by former UK Young Engineer of the Year, Jessica Leigh Jones MBE
Industry-led co-curricular learning for STEM learners at all levels.
Enterprising Engineers® provides immersive co-curricular learning for STEM Leaders. The programme centres on the acquisition of core transferable skills for the workplace. We are developing ethical, resilient, and creative learners prepared for entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial leadership roles within the STEM industries in South Wales.
Enterprising Engineers® is a flexible co-curricular programme for schools, colleges, and universities. Partnering with local manufacturing companies on live engineering challenges, students will apply their creative and technical skills to develop innovative solutions with commercial potential.
During this learning experience, learners will engage with academic and industry experts. They will develop and refine their enterprising skills and commercial awareness to convert technical solutions into new products and services.
Organisations can customise their programme by selecting from any of our workshops, to craft a bespoke learning experience for their learners.
Learners will receive exposure to the full product design, development, and commercialisation process. This will enhance their employability while developing leadership skills and personal resilience. There are opportunities to learn about the manufacturing industry through interaction with industry partners, and a chance to pitch for entrepreneurial support at the end of the programme.
Benefits to learners
- Hands-on industry experience to add to their CV
- Develop their confidence, employability skills, and business acumen
- Enhance their network within the South Wales manufacturing industry
- Aligned to Welsh Baccalaureate / Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales
- Potential to evolve concept into a final year project with possible industry sponsorship
- Learn about careers in entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship
- Mapped to Engineering Council and Science Council‘s professional registration frameworks
- Creative Problem Solving & Ideation
- New Product Development
- User Journey Mapping and Value Proposition
- Prototyping and Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
- Marketing & Brand
- Leadership & Management
- Employment Rights
- Finance & Investment
- Intellectual Property
- Personal Brand
- Industry Pitching
- Sustainability and Ethics
- Industry 4.0: The Fourth Industrial Revolution
- The Circular Economy
Why teach enterprise skills to STEM learners?Enterprising skills capture a range of qualities and abilities – from risk taking, to communication, problem solving and much more. Enterprise is a mindset. It’s a bold and courageous mindset, at that. If you were to ask a company what behaviours and competencies they expected from their employees, they would likely mention proactivity, initiative, interpersonal skills and presentation skills. All of these important employability and life skills are developed naturally through enterprise education.
Jessica Leigh Jones MBE
Co-Founder & CEO
Jessica is Co-Founder and Chief Executive of iungo Solutions, a technology and data science start-up building a Careers Information, Advice, and Guidance (IAG) Platform for 14 - 18 year olds. Jessica is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor and Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Wales Trinity St David. Jessica previously worked for a global manufacturing company developing Industry 4.0 strategy and SaaS solutions. She is an international speaker on the topics of Industry 4.0, apprenticeships, and intrapreneurship.
An experienced manager and educator having worked in a range of sectors and in a range of roles within education. He has worked around the UK and in Europe as a consultant and researcher. He focuses on supporting businesses and education providers to meet their customers needs and creating efficient business processes. Bradley’s involvement in Education and Training started during his apprenticeship when he met an inspirational tutor and decided that once he had learnt his trade he would like to pass on the knowledge to the next generations. Throughout Bradley’s career he has held firmly to the belief that education can change lives.
Josie Starkie a Welsh speaking Rhondda girl. For the past 8 years she has worked in Project Management and Digital Training in Education, working with some great clients and partners such as: LEGO Education, NHS, BBC, Microsoft. In her spare time she have recently started doing some freelance photography. It’s a bit of a passion project for her as she loves to capture special moments.
Christian completed the original undergraduate Enterprising Engineers programme at UWTSD. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Motorsport Engineering and is currently completing his Masters Degree in Motorsport Engineering.
Rhodri is a fluent Welsh speaker. He completed the original undergraduate Enterprising Engineers course at UWTSD. Rhodri is in the final year of a Bachelor's Degree in Motorsport Engineering.
Case Study: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)
- Creates a pipeline of enterprising talent for a resilient manufacturing industry
- Democratises access to entrepreneurial support, through a ‘connected partner strategy’
- Increases awareness of intrapreneurship in the engineering and manufacturing industries
- Develops work-ready engineering graduates with enterprising skills for South Wales
We delivered a 12-week co-curricular learning programme for UWTSD engineering undergraduates that linked them with local industry partners to develop their intrapreneurial skills. In an era of economic uncertainty and technological disruption we are equipping students with the skills to create their own jobs in the future of work.
What the learners said...
“Enterprising Engineers has really filled a gap in my degree course and laid a solid foundation for future endeavours. It has linked together a wide range of topics surrounding business and engineering with real world examples across the board, so even if I don't go down the entrepreneurial route, I will feel much more confident in my knowledge in future jobs.”
Rich from the University of Wales Trinity St David
“The enterprising engineers course has helped me to think about the bigger picture and more about the business aspect of engineering. It has also provided an opportunity to work in a team with other young engineers - thinking in different ways - to come up with solutions to engaging problems.“
Tom from the University of Wales Trinity St Davids
“The course has helped me learn more business aspect for engineering and understand more on business structure and marketing. The course is helping with my degree by using real examples from active companies and going into depth on how they operate”