The Engineering Education Scheme

An EDT Programme that links teams of Year 12 students with local companies. The scheme runs from October to April each year.

Students and Teachers 

The Engineering Development Trust (EDT) runs the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) which encourages Year 12 students to recognise the importance of science and engineering. It offers an opportunity to  gain useful skills and experience by working on a challenging project in partnership with industry.

The scheme provides a launch, a two-day residential university workshop and a celebration and assessment day for participating students, teachers and company representatives within Sussex. Students will also get the opportunity to compete for a British Association (BA) Gold CREST Award.

How it works

A professional scientist or engineer from a company works with a team of four to six high-ability Year 12 students and their teacher over a period of six months. They work as a team on a real industrial problem to which the company needs a solution. Along the way, they’ll gain important project management, report writing, communication and teamwork skills, as well as enhancing their classroom learning, by working on some advanced physics or engineering.

To apply please email


What’s in it for you? Simply put, working with young people on the EES makes a huge difference to you and your business. You will have:

Cost effective project solutions

A fresh perspective

An opportunity for high quality professional development for your engineers and scientists

Supported the STEM career pipelines

To find out more, or get involved with the EES, please email us

Case Studies

Find out about the experiences of other employers who have previously hosted a student as part of the EES.

EES and GlaxoSmithKline plc

Gatwick Airport and EES

Photek and EES


Our Project Partners

We work with

We work with a variety of employers and organisations of all sizes. Please contact us if you’d like to get involved!

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