Royal Academy's London Engineering Project is searching for professionals to get kids considering the profession as a career

Black and minority ethnic engineers are being asked to visit schools to promote their profession by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The Academy’s London Engineering Project is looking for black and minority ethnic (BAME) engineers to act as ‘ambassadors’ for engineering by showcasing their achievements to schoolchildren across the country.

The LEP hope that, by spending a day in a local school once a year, BAME engineers will motivate young people to consider engineering as a profession.

Patrick Clarke, a director of EDF Energy, is supporing the project. He said: “Increasingly engineers are having an impact on all aspects of London life, from high-profile projects like the 2012 Olympics and development of the Thames Gateway to everyday essentials like upgrading the capital's Victorian water mains. Unless our young people hear from those involved in this exciting work they won't know what their future could hold.”

Engineers interested in getting involved from September 2007 should contact the London Engineering Project on 020 7717 1670, or visit