Jobs: Searching for the UK’s most talented young engineers

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A nationwide hunt has been launched to find the UK’s shining young engineering stars.

Manufacturers’ organisation the EEF and Rolls-Royce plc want to find the Young Engineering Student who has benefited most from completing their Key Stage 4 engineering studies and whose achievements have allowed them to embark on a career path in manufacturing.

The Future Manufacturing Awards are in their fifth year.

It offers manufacturers and apprentices from across the UK the opportunity to showcase achievements across eight different award categories: business growth, people and skills, innovation, export, health and safety, environment, apprentices & young engineering students.

The EEF awards are free to enter. They will be judged in five regions across the UK and regional winners will be announced at celebration events in November.

Regional winners will compete for national awards at a ceremony in London in January 2014.

EEF chief executive Terry Scuoler said: “The Future Manufacturing Awards has established itself as the biggest and most prestigious event in the manufacturing sector. This is our time to celebrate our manufacturing champions and the young apprentices who are shaping the future, and I challenge all UK manufacturers to step up and submit an entry.”

Neil Fowkes, Rolls-Royce, learning & development manager, said: “A skilled workforce is essential to the future success of advanced manufacturing. We are therefore delighted to sponsor this award which will recognise outstanding achievement and encourage talented, enthusiastic young people to begin a rewarding career in engineering.”

The awards are free to enter and are open now to all UK manufacturers, with a closing date of July 19. For more information, visit http://www.eef.org.uk/awards