ABM Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (JEEP)
Engineering and Facilities Management
Where the programme will run:
Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford, London, Manchester
Number of students from each school who can take part:
Location of programme:
Requirements from school:
One member of school staff to support each session, completing and submitting relevant booking form and ensuring that all students attend all sessions.
Cost of programme:
The JEEP aims to change perceptions of the facilities management industry, show students what a career in facilities management and engineering might look like, and open their eyes to the variety of STEM-based career paths available to them. The programme has a particular focus on apprenticeships.
Taking place in school, across 3 full days, the JEEP involves students conducting a number of experiments and activities based around different aspects of engineering and facilities management, including heating, cooling, ventilation, motors, sustainability and electricity. The students will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on STEM activities which are all aimed at developing problem-solving skills, while working towards a final project.
The programme culminates in a field trip which will provide the students with a real-life insight into the topics they have covered through the JEEP.
Relevant Gatsby Benchmarks:
Gatsby Benchmark 2 - Learning from career and labour market information.
Gatsby Benchmark 4 - Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Gatsby Benchmark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees.
How to book:
You can register your school's interest for 2020-21 with no obligation by clicking here to complete and submit the ‘expression of interest form’.
How places are allocated:
These are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis to schools in our target cohort (higher than average numbers of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding).
“Finding the right opportunities to raise aspirations in the STEAM sector has been a core aim of the Science department at Rockwood Academy. We have actively incorporated STEAM opportunities within the curriculum and enrichment provision. Opportunities such as ABM’s JEEP programme evoke creativity and curiosity in our learners as well as promoting practical science skills and analytical skills. Through this initiative 20 of our Year 7 students are developing their understanding of facilities management and sustainable engineering. The students will be taking part in four in house workshops between November and February as well as a site visit. In their first two workshops students have been learning about the importance of engineering in building design and the uses of motors to generate sustainable energies. Students were eager to investigate and discover the impacts of different types of sustainable technologies; this lead to a fruitful discussion on the design of the new Rockwood Academy building! Throughout the workshops students have been exposed to different STEM disciplines and skills, which will help them to develop their project skills. As part of their project, our students have been working collaboratively to come up with their own sustainable engineering solution for Rockwood Academy which they will be showcasing to school leaders. Our students loved the activities and were particularly enthusiastic about considering/discussing the design features of buildings and facilities. The different practicals really helped them to explore different scientific and technological ideas. The feedback from staff and students has been exceptionally positive!” - Rockwood Academy