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Competition launched to find future stars of UK engineering

Published: Thursday, 16 February 2017   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

The Royal Academy of Engineering and Entrepreneur First have launched a new competition across the UK to find the best engineering talent.

Future of Engineering is a competition that has been designed to focus on emerging talent and is open to student engineers, graduates, PhD candidates and junior engineers already working in the industry.

Those who wish to enter will be asked to provide information about what they hope to achieve within the engineering industry, and how they plan to use their skills to create a product or business that will have a positive impact.

Development of the business idea

The winner of the competition will receive a £10,000 prize to be used towards the development of their business idea.

Alongside the prize money, finalists will receive mentoring and advice from some of the most respected figures in the sector to help them bring their ideas to life.

Once entries for the competition close at the end of March 2017, a shortlist of ten will then be invited to take part in a workshop that will help them develop their ideas.

The winner will be announced in early spring 2017 in front of some of the most influential people within the UK’s engineering sector.

To help, the Royal Academy of Engineering has produced a guide to help young engineers understand how to bring an idea through from concept to the beginning of a business.

Entrepreneur First – who invest in technically talented individuals and create start-ups from scratch – got involved in the competition to tap into the next generation of UK talent.

Stretch individuals aspirations

Zoe Jervier, Global Head of Talent at Entrepreneur First, said:  “Our aim through this programme is to stretch the aspirations of individuals already demonstrating engineering excellence.”

The hope is that the Future of Engineering competition will act as the perfect platform for young people who have innovative ideas that can make the world a better place.

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