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Helping people is engineering

Engineering makes a difference to all of our lives, and that also means helping those most in need. Whether through making buildings safer in the face of natural disasters, developing medical technologies that detect and treat diseases, or making sure those in the poorest and most remote communities have access a supply of food, water or energy, engineering can help you transform – and save – lives. 

Inspired by buildings, bridges and a desire to be useful, Josh never imagined he would be helping respond to natural disasters. A structural engineer, Josh volunteers his engineering skills to work out the safest way to reach casualties in collapsed buildings.

Gadgets and gizmos are what first attracted Chris to engineering. Now, his job allows him to make a real difference to people’s lives through wearable robots and prosthetic limbs.

A determination to protect the environment and help those in need drove Enass to set up her own company producing batteries that store renewable energy and help provide power for hospitals, schools and homes in the developing world.

Where to next?

Find out more about how you can turn what you love into engineering, and what a future in engineering could look like, by exploring the links below. And if you have a question or comment, get in touch, we’d be happy to help!