09.11.11

Bosch announces search for future engineers

AUTHOR: Inavate

Bosch UK has announced a competition, which it is dubbing the Bosch Technology Horizons Award, to address the country’s perceived engineering skills shortage.

The essay writing competition is open in two categories for young people aged between 14 and 18, and 18 and 24 with a prize up for grabs of £1000 and the promise of a six month paid work placement at Bosch.

Peter Fouquet, President of Bosch in the UK commented: "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."

    He continued: "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."