Bosch helps skill shortage

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The BOSCH Technology Horizons Award which aims to help close the skills gap by encouraging young people to opt for a career in engineering is now open for entries.

The essay writing competition by Bosch, which has a base at Danesmoor Works, Clay Cross, is split into two age groups with cash prizes for the winners and paid work placements at a Bosch site in the UK.

Peter Fouquet, President of Bosch in the UK, said: “Robert Bosch had a vision to manufacture products which would help people in their everyday lives.

“We want to encourage young people to have a similar vision and understand the beneficial impact of technological innovation.”

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 at a Bosch site in the UK.

This year’s competition questions concern environmental technology and the impact of engineering on the world of sport.

Entries can be submitted online at http://www.bosch.co.uk/technologyhorizons/ and the closing date is 20th April 2012.