PUPILS were encouraged to think about a career in engineerig at the latest Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths event in South Ayrshire last week.

A high-tech showcase van - hit the road for the first time in Scotland at a careers fair at the University of the West of Scotland’s Ayr Campus this Monday to Thursday during Tomorrow’s Engineers Week one (4-8 November).

Openreach talent and diversity manager Carol Buchanan said: “Scotland is facing a STEM skills shortage in the next few years. Fewer young people are choosing to enter engineering and scientific careers.

“If they don’t identify with the people they see doing these jobs, they rule themselves out without even realising it.”