Post Primary Presentation


The purpose of this presentation is to explore some of the myths about engineering that students may have and to inform them about the engineering profession, the role of engineering in society, and the many career options available in the engineering sector.

As a registered volunteer, you can log on to the SmartSTEPS system and volunteer to visit a local school. As a leading partner in the national Smart Futures programme STEPS encourage volunteers to go out to post-primary schools. Your role in delivering this presentation is crucial, as it’s also about you – what you do, how you got into engineering, and what you like about it. Your enthusiasm for your profession is very important in getting the message across that engineering is an attractive career.

The post-primary presentation is flexible and can be adapted to suit each volunteer. Your presentation should contain all mandatory modules (including the feedback slide) and two optional modules.

You can choose which slides to include and how much time to spend on each slide. Remember - you are a role model, so take the time to customise the presentation to showcase your career journey and story. Speaker notes are included in the PowerPoint documents to assist you in your presentation.

Format of your post-primary school visit

(In collaboration with Smart Futures)
  • Presentation - 30 minutes
  • Q & A session - 10 minutes
  • Approximate visit time: 40 minutes

Preparation before your visit

  • Read carefully these instructions for arranging your visit 
  • Select your PowerPoint modules
  • Personalise your PowerPoint presentation
  • Read through the PowerPoint presentation and speaker notes

Presentation (please include all three compulsory modules and select two optional modules):


Module 1 - Introduction to engineering
Module 2 - My story
Student feedback slide


Module 3 - Engineering in action
Module 4 - Is engineering for you?
Module 5 - Focus on the future


 Additional resources


We hope that you will find the answers to any questions you have here, if  not please call us on 01 6651340 or email us at steps@engineersireland.ie (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)