The Programme

So you've heard of the Royal Academy of Engineering but not familiar with GEEP? Find out more about what the programme involves and why you'll want to grab a space!

Please note applications for GEEP 2023 have now closed

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Building your Future

Apply to the unique programme that provides the space for you to develop, whilst also acting as a gateway between your degree and real-world engineering experience for a successful career.

What is GEEP?

The Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) is an award winning engineering employability programme.

The programme is designed to boost your ability to secure engineering jobs and will include engaging insight sessions, 1:1 support, networking events, mentoring, upskilling and the chance to connect directly with 20+ businesses from all types of engineering.

Why choose this programme?

GEEP is structured to provide participants with an immersive learning experience. Through a combination of insight sessions, seminars and hands-on projects you'll gain practical insights and expertise in cutting-edge engineering topics. Here's a glimpse of what you can expect to gain from this transformative journey:

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Join skills and competency insight sessions that develop your employability skills. You'll also receive 1:1 career support to identify a clear vision for your career path.


Gain access to a wealth of on-demand learning materials. This includes industry insight sessions and engineering-specific resources to help you continue learning at your own pace.


Build a productive mentoring relationship with an engineering professional who has interests linked to your own. Your mentor will support you as you build your skills and career plan.


Connect directly with over 20 engineering employers. This will give you access to apply to internships, placements, shadowing opportunities and full-time positions.

Who can join the programme?

To join you need to be:

  • A UK resident with eligibility to work in the UK
  • An engineering student (in your second year or above) or a recent engineering graduate from university

GEEP offers flexible options including virtual, in-person and hybrid participation so no matter where in the UK you're based, if you're doing a degree in engineering then you're exactly who this programme is designed for.

We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, but it's important to note that GEEP places an emphasis on creating opportunities for those from under-represented backgrounds. We are particularly eager to welcome applications from candidates who reflect this diversity and inclusivity focus.

Did we mention there's a graduation ceremony at the end of the programme where you'll celebrate all you've achieved whilst on the programme?


The 9 month programme will kick off mid November, bringing together a diverse group of aspiring engineers. Applications close Sunday 5th November.

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The Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) by the Royal Academy of Engineering aims to bridge the gap between under-represented university engineering students and the engineering industry by building skills and confidence, creating awareness of opportunities, and expanding social capital through peer and professional networks.
The course will commence the start of November (w/c 13th Nov). Candidates will start with an onboarding session in the weeks leading up to the programme.
No. The purpose of this programme is to support the transition of undergraduate and graduate engineers from under-represented communities into employment in the engineering profession. The programme brings students into direct contact with engineers and businesspeople in the profession and builds students’ professional skills, confidence, awareness of opportunities and networks.
The programme is mostly remote with some hybrid and in-person events. To receive the full benefit of the programme you may be required to travel at times to those events. Support is available to help with travel costs. More details on specific locations will become available shortly.
To take part in the programme you must meet the following criteria:
  • Be in your second, third or final year of university studying an engineering degree or have graduated in any engineering discipline from UK University within the last two years
  • Be a UK national or have an indefinite right to live and work in the UK
This programme is designed to support under-represented communities so with that in mind you must also belong to one or more of the following:
  • Identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic background
  • Identify as a woman
  • Have attended a non-Russell Group university
  • Be from a socio-economically disadvantaged background (this includes: having a special/additional learning need(s); have been in care; being the first person in their immediate family to attend university; having received any bursaries or Free School Meals; if you’re a carer)
Sunday the 5th of November, so get your applications in before then.
You must either be in your 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of University, studying towards an engineering degree or must have graduated in either 2022 or 2021 with an engineering degree from a UK University.
Work experience, shadowing opportunities and job roles will be shared with you throughout your time on the programme and you will be able to access support to help you in tailoring your application and presenting yourself in the best way possible. There are opportunities to connect directly with employers throughout the programme and many students have been able to secure work placements through networking with employers on the scheme.
If you are studying for a degree alongside your current role or have graduated from an engineering degree in the last 2 years and would like to explore engineering careers in more detail, you are able to take part in the programme. Please note, there is a minimum commitment of attending 4 events across the year and completing some professional development activities to enable you to graduate. Please ensure that you have the support of your employer or know you are able to balance your workload alongside the programme if you are in work.
Candidates will need to have access to a device like a phone/laptop (preferably laptop) and stable internet connection to be able to access the online sessions (both core programme and mentoring).
You don’t need any experience to participate in the programme.
We are committed to ensuring accessibility for all students on the GEEP. We offer various options, including both in-person and online events, to accommodate diverse needs. We are keen to work closely with you to tailor the programme to your specific requirements. This may involve alternative interview arrangements, personalised one-on-one support, and guidance. If you have any accessibility needs or would like to discuss your specific requirements, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
This depends on what interventions you sign up to (as the programme is not linear, to provide ultimate flexibility) and if you do mentoring as well. To graduate from the programme, you have to attend a minimum of 4 sessions (one to be in person) over the course of the year. You’ll spend approximately an average of 1-3 weeks on the programme.
For any questions or issues, please contact the GEEP recruitment team at
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