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Deadline approaches for entries to Bosch technology writing competition

24 February 2011

The deadline for the 2011 Bosch Technology Horizon Awards – a writing competition for young people aged 14 to 24 - is March 18 2011. With less than two weeks left to submit entries, teachers are being urged to put forward students for this year’s competition, which is designed to encourage young people to consider a career in engineering. There is a choice of essay questions in two age groups with cash prizes for the winners and work placements at a Bosch site in the UK.

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.
Commenting, Peter Fouquet, president of Bosch in the UK, said: “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 many others to consider a career in engineering.”

Further information about the Bosch Technology Horizons Award can be found here.

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