Support & Partner.

We want our members to learn from the best: from the people who can show them how to realise their aspirations, and help them to succeed. And being part of SELA creates a mutually beneficial partnership: you can develop skills such as facilitation and mentoring, gain personal satisfaction from enhancing their leadership potential, and discover new talent for your organisation.

Opportunities to Get Involved

Mentor our students – shape your future employees

Work with a student on a one-to-one basis to develop the skills and confidence they need to be a leader of tomorrow; offer guidance and e-mentoring to small groups of students; or be a mentor on our residential Bootcamp.

Speak as a guest – inspire a new generation

Join our external speaker programme and pass on you practical knowledge, wisdom, and experience to the next generation, whilst helping to contextualise their learning and bring the skills development to life.

Host an industry visit – showcase engineering excellence

Enable our students to see engineering in different context and fully appreciate the challenges of engineering leadership by hosting a visit at your organisation.

Deliver skills workshops – nurture talent

Share your skills with students through delivering a workshop as part of our weekly programme. We can support you and co-facilitate if you are building your own experience in facilitation.

Employ and supervise a summer intern – recruit the best

Employ some of the best engineering undergraduate students to work on a project for your organisation over the summer months, or for a year in industry placement.

Sponsor SELA – invest and unlock potential

From hosting the residential Bootcamp, through travelling to industry visits, and funding SELA Research Bursaries, our programme is only possible thanks to generous financial support from our sponsors.

Get Involved Today

By investing in future leadership talent, you and your company can access a range of benefits, including the opportunity to:

  • pro-actively address the UK skills gap in engineering;
  • shape and influence the education of future employees and leaders;
  • meet and get to know a new generation of highly motivated engineers;
  • benefit from the talent, motivation and enthusiasm of young, innovative engineers;

To discuss opportunities in more detail, please contact Gary Wood, Head of SELA:  Email, Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 4033.

Contact Us

Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy

University of Sheffield

Faculty of Engineering

36-38 Victoria Street

Sheffield S3 7QB

United Kingdom



Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 4033

Twitter: @SELASheffield

Head of SELA

Dr Gary C Wood SFHEA



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