Primary Engineer volunteer roles

Primary Engineer is a UK-based not-for-profit organisation established with the aim of encouraging more young people to consider careers in STEM related professions, and is one of the IET’s Education Partner organisations.

Primary Engineer is a UK-based not-for-profit organisation established with the aim of encouraging more young people to consider careers in STEM related professions, and is one of the IET’s Education Partner organisations.

All Primary Engineer projects are linked to practicing engineers to bring the ‘wow’ factor into the classroom and provide a real-world context for learning. There are three ways to get involved this spring.

Primary Engineer Challenge Judging

Engineers are needed to act as judges for County and Regional finals of the Primary Engineer competitions taking place across the UK.

Primary school students design and build a vehicle which can perform practical tests. Lower primary students make a shoe box model car which can run in a straight line down a gradient, and upper primary students make a battery powered wooden chassis car which can move forward, backward and up an incline.

Judging takes about four hours, and events are taking place across the UK. Dates and locations where judges are needed are available to download on this page. For more information on judging please contact maria.lister@primaryengineer.com.

Leaders Award

Primary Engineer is looking for engineers to be interviewed by pupils aged  5 – 19 as part of the Leaders Award for STEM. Interviews take about one hour, and the pupils will ask an eclectic mix of questions about you and your career. They will then submit written transcripts of the report direct to Leaders Award in order to receive their certificates.

For more information, or to find a school registered in your area, contact susan.loxley@leadersaward.com.