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This is Engineering 2020

November 4th 2020 marks This is Engineering Day.

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First launched in 2018, This is Engineering is a multi-year campaign led by the Royal Academy of Engineering in partnership with EngineeringUK and major engineering organisations to encourage more young people, from all backgrounds, to consider engineering careers.

The theme for 2020 is #Bethe Difference: a celebration of the engineering that shapes our world for the better, whether that’s by making our day-to-day lives easier, or by tackling some of the biggest global challenges.

About the Campaign

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Engineering is an exciting, varied, and rewarding career, and yet the UK has a shortage of young people applying for engineering courses and engineering jobs. One of the prime reasons for this shortage is that many people hold outdated views of what engineering is, and what engineers do.

This is Engineering challenges those misconceptions, by presenting a positive image of modern engineering. Through real young engineers, it illustrates how engineering is behind many of the things they are already interested in – sport, fashion, tech, for example – and that they can follow what they love into engineering.

Atlas Copco: Our Colleagues and the Culture Quiz – Service

Watch our service professionals speak openly about our culture, and what it’s like to work for Atlas Copco: 

I’m given so much freedom with my job, I’m allowed to use my own brain. But you have the support network as well if you need it.

Gina Beardmore , Field Service Engineer for Atlas Copco Tools and Industrial Assembly Solutions

Engineering in the UK

Engineering is one of the most in-demand jobs globally. A recent survey found that 92% of engineering undergraduates were working, or pursuing, further study 6 months after graduating. Between now and 2024, it’s expected over 2.5 million job openings arise in the engineering sector.

Did you know?

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  • Engineering represents around 20% of the total UK employment. 

  • 1 in 8 people in engineering jobs in the UK are women 

  • 47% of 11-19 year olds said they knew little of almost nothing about what engineers do (Engineering UK 2020 report)


  • We asked some of our employees 'What is the most rewarding part of your work?'

    In the hospitals, alarms are going off and everyone is panicking wondering what’s going to happen, and then we get there and fix it. For me that’s the most rewarding, I get a buzz off that.

    Sam Lambeth , Field Service Engineer for Atlas Copco Medical Ltd

    When you turn it around from a bad situation to a good situation for a customer, I find that’s the most rewarding for me.

    Adam Walker , Regional Team Leader for Atlas Copco Compressors

    Engineering within Atlas Copco

    Have you ever thought about the other business areas within Atlas Copco? Atlas Copco are a decentralised group with four business areas, working in a wide range of industries including hospitals, food manufacturing, and oil rigs. 

    Compressor Technique

    The Compressor Technique business area provides compressed air solutions; industrial compressors, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment, and air management systems. The business area has a global service network and innovates for sustainable productivity in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries. Read more

    Industrial Technique

    The Industrial Technique business area provides industrial power tools and systems, industrial assembly solutions, quality assurance products, software, and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity for customers in the automotive and general industries, maintenance and vehicle service. Read more

    Power Technique

    The Power Technique business area provides air, power, and flow solutions through products such as mobile compressors, pumps, light towers, and generators, along with a number of complementary products. It also offers speciality rental an provides services through a dedicated global network. Power Technique innovates for sustainable productivity across multiple industries including construction, manufacturing, and oil and gas. Read more

    Vacuum Technique

    The Vacuum Technique business area provides vacuum products, exhaust management systems, valves, and related products. The main markets serviced are semiconductor and scientific, as well as a wide range of industrial segments including chemical process industries, food packaging, and paper handling. The business area has a global service network and innovates for sustainable productivity in order to further improve its customers’ performance. Read more

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