Through an exciting narrative, students are challenged to save the day by utilising their practical engineering skills and find a solution to help a group of young people in danger. During the challenge, students encounter a range of engineers as they uncover the skills engineers possess and the way energy plays an important role in all our lives.

Energy Quest is a curriculum-linked programme for schools which is designed for secondary students aged 11-14 to help them find out all about sustainable energy and learn about associated engineering careers.

Funded by Shell, over the last eight years EngineeringUK has developed Energy Quest into a well-received programme, reaching 213,484 young people in 1,350 UK schools.

From 2020 to 2023, EngineeringUK will be working with partners and funders to develop, test and evaluate different content and ways of delivery to maximise the programme’s impact on young people, particularly girls and other groups that are under-represented in the engineering profession.

Workshops are free for schools.

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Are you a teacher looking for an exciting STEM workshop for your school?

Energy Quest workshops are free to your school, curriculum aligned and packed with opportunities to find out more about the exciting opportunities a career in engineering could offer.

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Inspire the next generation of engineers

Volunteers play a vital part in the workshop, providing young people the opportunity to find out more about a career in engineering and some of the amazing ways engineers contribute to a greener, brighter future.

In 2023, volunteers will have the choice to either join sessions virtually for 15 - 20 mins to take part in a careers Q&A session or to visit the school in person to support a half-day or day or workshops.

Sessions are taking place regularly and there is no limit to how many you can volunteer at!

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Support Energy Quest

Energy Quest workshops are free to schools as they are fully funded by our partners. There are lots of opportunities for organisations to be part of this exciting programme which inspires young people to consider a career in engineering and helps to build their skills to do this.

The programme has been co-created with our users and is research led, taking an iterative approach to continually improve our workshop content and delivery methods to meet the needs of students and teacher.

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"It was really fun and I really loved it. I loved the orange experiment. I was really shocked you can make energy from an orange and coins."

Year 7 student