Engineers wanted ! | April 2021

The STEM committee at the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce run an Awareness of Careers in Engineering (ACE) Programme whose primary aim is to encourage young people in particular, to consider a career in engineering here on the Isle of Man.

Date: Tuesday 13 April 2021

The ACE programme consists of a number of activities each year which involve, primary and secondary school students with the purpose of making engineering and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects fun!!

The ACE programme has run some successful large events over the past few years, including bringing the ‘Bloodhound’ team and model land speed record car and its pilot (Andy Green) over, along with establishing STEMFest Isle of Man, which is modelled on the Big Bang events in the UK.

Alongside these larger events, the ACE programme supports classroom-based activities which included bringing over the Smallpeice Trust to support curriculum learning.

This year, the STEM Committee has enlisted the services of ‘Primary Engineer’, an established non-profit organisation specialising in this area, and will be running activities in 10 local primary schools delivering STEM curriculum and resources. The 10 primary schools are:

In order to run these activities, we need the support of local engineers. As a result of the COVID pandemic, this year Primary Engineers will be delivering all their courses online and we are looking for engineers who would be interested in supporting our courses and teachers.

Engineers will be required to support the teachers from a partnered school with their delivery of the project in the classroom by running a virtual session. These sessions could be to offer support in several areas: Such as helping the pupils with their designs, Q&A sessions based on the project, Q&A sessions about your career and engineering in general. The teacher will engage with you via email correspondence and may ask questions surrounding the project. There will also be a celebration event following completion of the project that you are more than welcome to get involved with at the school.

If you’re eager to take part you can register here or if you would like further information please get in touch with the ACE Programme coordinator, Lorna Trevethan on

Further information about Primary Engineers can be found here:

The ACE programme is funded by a combination of private industry funding and the Department for Enterprise and support from the Department for Education, Sport and Culture.