The Bosch Technology Horizons Award, an essay competition with cash prizes, is open for entries.
Aimed to help close the skills gap by encouraging young people to opt for a career in engineering, the competition was launched in November and is split into two age groups: 14-18 and 18-24.
This year’s competition questions concern environmental technology and the impact of engineering on the world of sport. Entries can be submitted online and the closing date is 20 April 2012.
The cash prize in the 14-18 age group is £700, whilst the winner of the 19-24 age group will receive £1,000.
“Robert Bosch had a vision to manufacture products which would help people in their everyday lives and we want to encourage young people to have a similar vision and understand the beneficial impact of technological innovation,” says Peter Fouquet, president of Bosch in the UK.
“Engineering is about problem solving, but the fact is that we have a shortage of engineers in the UK which must be addressed if we are to solve many of the critical problems we face, such as climate change. The Bosch Technology Horizons Award is designed to show young people that engineering can be a worthwhile career which can make an enormous contribution to society and economic performance.”
For further information head to the Bosch Technology Horizons Award official website.