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 and the closing date is 20th April 2012.