Bosch Technology Horizons Award now open for entries
02 November 2011
The Bosch Technology Horizons Award, which aims to encourage young people to opt for a career in engineering, is now open for entries. The essay writing competition is split into two age groups with cash prizes for the winners and paid work placements at a Bosch site in the UK. In the 14-18 age group, the first prize is £700 and two weeks of work experience. In the 18-24 age group, the first prize is £1,000 and the opportunity to undertake a six months’ paid work placement.
The 2012 competition subjects are:
- The introduction of environmental technology has changed the way we live in the last decade. Using examples, describe how it has affected human behaviour.
- In 2012, London will host the Olympic Games. Describe how engineering, technology and innovative systems have helped develop the infrastructure required to host this historic event.
“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 (pictured), 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.”
Entries can be submitted online and the closing date is April 20 2012. The presentation day for winners will be July 17 2012.