A great opportunity has arisen for students and teachers to discuss the impact of technology and engineering whilst at the same time standing a chance of winning cash, work experience and top of the range products. Young Academic has discovered that the Bosch Technology Horizons Award Opportunity will be open for another two weeks and students are being urged to come forward if they have a keen interest in the subject.
The Bosch Technology Horizons Award is an essay writing competition which is split into two age groups and is designed to encourage young people to consider a career in engineering. There is a choice of essay questions in both age groups with cash prizes for the winners and work placements at a Bosch site in the UK.
Caitlin Willis, 2010 winner in the 14-18 age group, commented: “I decided to enter the competition because the essay sounded really interesting and it was something I hadn’t thought of writing about before.
“Winning the award made me much more confident in my abilities and gave me the opportunity to research a topic that I might not have otherwise considered. Not only did the Award make me realise the importance of engineering to all our futures but it has helped me develop new skills and interests.”
Caitlin Gillies, a 2010 finalist, added: “It was great being a finalist as I got to travel to London to accept my prize of £150 and meet some influential engineers – I found the whole day very inspiring.”
Every teacher submitting 15 or more of their students’ essays will receive a Bosch Xeo cordless universal cutter. The two schools submitting the highest number of essays will each receive a hamper of Bosch products worth £500. Entries can be submitted online at //www.bosch.co.uk/technologyhorizons/.
In the 14-18 age group, the first prize is £700 and two weeks of paid work experience. In the 18-24 age group, the first prize is £1,000 and the opportunity to undertake six months’ paid work experience at a Bosch site in the UK. Winners in both age groups will receive an invitation for two people to attend the Royal Academy of Engineering Awards Dinner in June 2011.
Peter Fouquet, President of Bosch in the UK, commented: “Engineering plays a crucial role in the UK economy and the industry as a whole needs to work to make sure the number of graduating apprentices continues to increase each year. The Bosch Technology Horizons Award is important in identifying and rewarding pupils who take an interest in this sector as well as encouraging ma