• Our Vision Primary Engineer
    Our Vision Primary Engineer
  • Primary Engineer STEM by STEALTH
    Primary Engineer STEM by STEALTH
  • Making Engineers for the future
    Making Engineers for the future

Our Vision and Key Programmes

Primary Engineer is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2005. Our aim is to encourage young people to consider careers in STEM related professions.

We believe that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are key subjects in securing positive opportunities and career paths for future generations, and that this begins in Primary school.

'STEM by stealth' was coined by a teacher after attending a Primary Engineer course. It summarises our work exactly: practically applying Mathematics and Science to design and make activities, leaving both children and teachers inspired. Our work is supported by industry, education and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Our Vision
Our vision is that children, both girls and boys, will aspire to become designers and makers from a very early age. The engineers of the future.

What do Primary Engineer offer?
We offer Primary schools a way to deliver practical Mathematics and Science to Design Technology activities. The class projects are aimed at each year group, mapped to the curriculum, and designed to inspire and enthuse. Programmes include teacher training, interactive and paper-based resources, and regional and national competitions. All projects are linked to practicing engineers to provide a real-world context to the project. Find out more




We recently hosted 28 schools and 55 teachers for a training event in our Head Office in Burnley. With thanks to AMS Neve and Burnley Bondholders for making this day memorable!

Read here for more information about our inaugral training event at our new headquarters at AMS Neve Office Tower.


News Flash!

Ella and Megan's journey to regionals

Dionne Kennedy of GE Oil & Gas visited one of our regional celebration days back on 28 June. Whilst there she interviewed two of our L2 prize-winners, Megan Potter and Ella McPherson, about the design and build of their project car Sequins McQueen and the secret behind their “feline” test-driver. 


Read all about it here 

primaryengineer RT @HSofDundee: Some @HSofDundee pupils were visited by Bill McDiarmid from Rolls Royce as part of @primaryengineer programme. http://t.co/
primaryengineer RT @JasonElsom: How to focus in the age of... SQUIRREL!!! http://t.co/CCsLETCLLH
primaryengineer RT @SamBehnam: Varying wavelength of different colors http://t.co/JK9PG27G64
primaryengineer RT @stevecrowther: iPad painting of the huge sky in #Burnley reference from the office. @artrage @primaryengineer @AMSNeveLtd http://t.co/

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