Virtual Bring It On 2020 was an online programme of inspirational video content aimed at 9-14 year olds. The new videos Educated, Inspired and Informed young people across the North East about the engineering opportunities available to them in the future.
Each episode showcases a different leading North East engineering company. The episodes were released weekly on this page of our website and featured a diverse range of company’s engineers talking about their role and what the company produces. Students have had the opportunity to get to know these engineers; how did they get into engineering, what inspired them to become an engineer, what a day is like in their job, and even where they stand on things like McDonald's vs Burger King!
The shows uncovered the real people behind North East engineering, showcasing the amazing things their companies are doing, right here, in our region. Providing students with an opportunity to picture their future selves at work.
You can check out our impact report for Virtual Bring it On 2020 here.
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Please note some of the filming took place before the pandemic.
The series is split across 5 exciting subsectors, showing the diverse range of engineering opportunities:
Subsea, Oil & Gas, Renewables, Energy
Civil, Structural, Construction
Automotive, Rail, Aerospace
Chemical, Biotech, Pharmaceutical
Creative, Digital, Technology
FINAL EPISODE: Wednesday 9 December
EPISODE 16: Wednesday 23 September
Meet the student engineers
EPISODE 14: Wednesday 9 September
Caterpillar the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.
EPISODE FIVE: Wednesday 1 July
Costain, the company that helps to improve people's lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meeting urgent national needs across the UK's water, energy and transportation infrastructures.
EPISODE THREE: Wednesday 17 June
Pearson Engineering (part of Reece Group) the trusted experts in designing and manufacturing equipment to breach, detect, defeat and clear obstacles, mines and other explosives.
It is great that Bring It On is managing to continue and deliver a programme to help educate and enhance student career choices.
Adrian Northey, Regulatory Manager Lucite International
I particularly like the fact that the videos will be retained and made available as an educational resource in the future.
Joe McGinnes, Royal Society of Chemistry
An excellent initiative to provide continuity in the current situation and I am sure that teachers and young people will benefit.
Joanne Rout, Cleveland Institution of Engineers
This promises to be a lively and imaginative project, which during the present challenging time will show young people the wealth of interest that there is in the world of engineering and technology, so important to the country, and particularly to our own area.
Nigel Heslop, President, of the Cleveland Scientific Institution
Where better to find a solution to the cancellation of Bring It On than to go to the very companies that would have been part of the exhibition.
Tony Platten, Platten Family Fund
The North East is yet again showing its enterprising approach in developing this new format for Bring It On. Congratulations to all concerned and I feel sure it will be highly welcomed by students and teachers
Tony Roach Past President, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers
The NE leads the way as always!
Joanna Horton, Institution Of Mechanical Engineers