Big Bang Fair returns to NEC this June

Budding engineers and scientists will once again convene on Birmingham this summer, as the Big Bang Fair returns to the NEC.


Taking place from June 21 to 23, the Big Bang Fair is the largest STEM event for young people in the UK, aimed at ages 10 to 13. Featuring inspirational talks, interactive workshops, hands-on exhibits and careers information, the Fair is designed to showcase the breadth of careers available across the whole spectrum of STEM. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet real engineers and scientists and get involved in hands-on activities, exciting live shows and inspiring career panels. Registration for tickets is free and is now open.


“The Big Bang Fair is an excellent opportunity for the sector to come together to demonstrate the diverse range of careers available for young people,” said Phillip McShane, associate director of the Big Bang Programme at EngineeringUK.

“With the growing demand for more engineers and technicians, we need to encourage more young people, from all backgrounds, to want to pursue a career in this field. We know that STEM outreach activities play a key part in changing the perceptions and attitudes young people feel towards careers in the sector, so The Fair is a prime opportunity for employers to get in front of young people and really make a difference.”

Also taking place at the Fair, will be the awards ceremony for the popular Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition, including the crowning of the UK Young Engineer and UK Young Scientist of the Year.

The competition, which is free to enter, is open to young people in the UK aged 11 to 18 in state funded education, who are home educated or who enter as part of a community group. More information can be found here, with entries closing on March 30.