Bridging the engineering gapEngineering is a creative and exciting career with great opportunities and high social mobility. There is growing concern however over the national shortage of engineers in the UK, and undertaking a degree to pursue this path can be a barrier to those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Stephen Ball came from such a background and so is highly passionate about inspiring a new generation of engineers by knocking down these barriers through nurturing hidden talent and creativity.
“I am passionate about engineering and the opportunities it provides for people in life – and that is why I am supporting the Tamar Engineering Project with the University of Plymouth. A mentoring and access programme operating in collaboration with industry, like the Tamar Engineering Project can reach into socioeconomically vulnerable sections of society and provide critical support to academically excellent applicants.” Stephen Ball.