Calling all Teachers - Bosch Searches for the Engineers of the Future

By Bosch, PRNE
Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bosch Technology Horizons Award 2011 is Now Open for Entries

DENHAM, England, February 7, 2011 - Teachers are being asked to help identify the engineers of the future by
encouraging their students to enter the Bosch Technology Horizons Award for

The Bosch Technology Horizons Award is an essay writing competition which
is split into two age groups and is designed to encourage young people to
consider a career in engineering. This year, there is a choice of essay
question in both age groups with cash prizes for the winners and work
placements at a Bosch site in the UK.

Entries can be submitted online at and the closing date is March 18th

In the 14-18 age group, the first prize is GBP700 and two weeks of paid
work experience. In the 18-24 age group, the first prize is GBP1,000 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.

Every teacher submitting 15 or more of their students' essays in the
14-18 age group will receive a Bosch Xeo cordless universal cutter. The two
schools submitting the highest number of essays will each receive a hamper of
Bosch products worth GBP500.

Caitlin Willis, 2010 winner in the 14-18 age group, commented: "I never
really realised before how big a part engineering plays in our everyday
lives. But now, after researching it, I know how different our lives would be
without engineering and it has made me consider it as a career."

Peter Fouquet, President of Bosch in the UK commented: "125 years ago
Robert Bosch set up his first workshop as a 25 year old engineer after
studying to become a precision mechanic. 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."

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."

Contact: Sabrina Mayeen, Press & Communications, phone: +44-189583-8813

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