We’re currently recruiting engineers working or studying in the following areas to be part in HACKcampUK: environmental, computing, chemical, civil, structural, energy and power, manufacturing and design, maritime, aerospace, chemical and process and medical engineering.

Throughout 2019 and 2020 events will be hosted at Edge Hill University, Wigan STEAM, Mako Digital Arts and The Foundation For Digital Creativity. The events will include opportunities for children aged 10 – 14, and any interested adults working with children, to experience engineering during hand on workshops.

Take a look through our the FAQ below and if you need any more information or would like to take part in the project please get in touch by emailing us at


What’s it all about?

HACKcampUK is an innovative and exciting project designed to connect children to careers in engineering and to play a part in shaping change in a rapidly evolving world. The project is being delivered as part of the This Is Engineering programme and is designed to equip engineers to inspire the next generation of innovators, inventors and problem solvers. Particularly girls and children from under-represented backgrounds.

What’s in it for me?
  • You will be assigned a mentor to support you during face to face or online sessions to develop an offer you can share at our public engagement events, and go on to use to develop your role as an ambassador for engineering.
  • We’ll prepare you to speak at school assemblies, deliver a hand’s on workshop, run careers day events, even support Brownies and Cubs to gain badges. 
  • It is an excellent opportunity to evidence to future employers and funders that you are passionate about developing the next generation of inventors and innovators.   
  • The opportunity to network with other engineers interested in advocating engineering as a career choice.
What do I need to do?

You need to be able to attend our training event at Edge Hill University (Early November 2019). And deliver your finished workshop at a public engagement event at least ONE of the following locations

Wigan – January 2020

Merseyside – February 2020

Leeds – March 2020

Edge Hill University – April 2020

Does it cost anything?

The training is all completely free and we’ll even provide you with materials to develop your public engagement offer. There are travel and sustenance bursaries available on request.

What do I need to do next?

If you would like to be involved in the project you can contact for more information.