Young Engineers’ Awards

In order to raise the awareness of Engineering as a career opportunity amongst young people in Furness, the Barrow and District Association of Engineers runs an annual bursary and scholarship awards scheme known as “The Young Engineers’ Awards”.

The Association itself and a number of companies sponsor this. It is of concern to the Barrow and District Association of Engineers, and to many others also, that so few young people are entering the engineering profession. It is in an effort to reverse this trend that the Association instituted this award at the instigation of a former BDAE President, Mr Tony Peak, in 1998.

The Barrow and District Association of Engineers Awards supported the Governments initiative to encourage students to study STEM subjects. [Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths]

All awards are presented under the strap line “Helping Tomorrow’s Engineers Today”.

The awards are supported with the help of the generous sponsorship from organisations on our Sponsors page.

The Young Engineers’ Awards

Barrow & District Association of Engineers (BDAE) held another successful annual Bursary Scheme Awards at the Forum on November 16, followed by an inspirational talk by Cdr Chris ‘Titch’ Evans – Senior Naval Officer Dreadnought who spoke passionately about his career as an engineering submariner and the fantastic work undertaken here in Barrow to support the next generation of submariners with continued increased capability.

The evening celebrated the association’s aim of, “Helping Tomorrow’s Engineers Today” through a short presentation detailing the bursaries awarded in 2023 which range across Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Sixth Form Colleges and Engineering Scholarships for students taking STEM related degrees in the September. Awards and certificates were given to 80 Students and 9 schools with the awards impacting on several hundred students in schools and colleges in South Cumbria. The total value of the awards was over £17,000.00. 

This was followed by the awarding of bursaries to successful apprentices and sixth form students from local schools and colleges for their achievements in studying engineering related subjects. Finally six Scholarship awards of £1000 each were awarded to students starting STEM related degrees from our area.  

The evening also included the award to the winners of the ‘Engineering Design Technology Competition’, which recognises the delivery of engineering design and associated practical skills within local secondary schools.

Barrow and District Association of Engineers (BDAE) expressed their gratitude to their sponsors who allow them to continue to raise the visibility of engineering to local students.


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