Clyde Marine Training are partnering again with Primary Engineering and are delighted to support the ‘If you were an engineer, what you do?’ competition.

Working alongside Secondary Engineer, Leaders Awards and the Scottish Engineering Leaders Award, this project will link primary and secondary school children across the UK with skilled engineers, and celebrates the ingenuity of children from 3 to 19 years of age.

As pupils interview engineers and research engineering in general they are encouraged to look at the world around them to find problems an engineered solution could solve. Alongside their annotated drawings an accompanying letter is required to persuade engineers to choose their design to build.

Designed and managed by Primary Engineer, it provides children and pupils with a unique opportunity to interview engineers about their career paths and motivation, and has evolved into a creative problem solving, literacy and entrepreneurial project which annually involves over 49,000 pupils.

A special event and public exhibition will be held at Teesside University in the Summer of 2020 with prizes awarded to winners in each year group. Entries will also be displayed from every school taking part.

Schools from across the region are encouraged to register and encourage pupil entries now, with the closing date being the 25th March, 2020.

We are delighted to be involved in this innovative scheme, it is vitally important for the growth of the Merchant Navy and the economy, inspiring the next generation of Engineers and projects like this, lead the way in sparking this interest.