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Skills Provider Award 2016


Winner of Red Rose Awards

Skills Provider Award 2016 



More than 1100 members of the Lancashire business community celebrated at the sell-out Red Rose Awards at the impressive Winter Gardens’ Empress Ballroom in Blackpool. Businesses from the length and breadth of the county vied for titles across a range of categories, with only the best of the best, as selected by a panel of expert judges, progressing through to the shortlist and a rigorous interview stage before being rewarded for their excellence.

The Primary Engineer team were delighted to have been selected as Skills Provider finalists, however the team are now ecstatic to have won the Red Rose Skills Provider Award 2016, beating off some stiff competition.

Event founder Richard Slater, also the publisher of Lancashire Business View magazine, said:

“The Red Rose Awards are very hotly contested, so Primary Engineer should be very proud that they have seen off all the competition.”

The judges commented about the entry

“Innovative, unique and with real growth potential, Primary Engineer will inspire new generations of engineers.”

Well done team!


 winning pic 1  winning pic 2 winning pic 3


Scotland's Manufacturing Action Plan



Primary Engineer® Programmes are very proud to be included in the manufacturing plan for Scotland. Great to see East Ayrshire Council being recognised for the excellent work with Primary Engineer® Programmes. To read full report click here

Primary Engineer and Babcock International celebrate 100 Years of Engineering Excellence

On Friday 5th June 2015 Babcock collaborated with Primary Engineer Programmes to celebrate 100 years of engineering excellence through a Regional Final event at Rosyth Dockyard. 13 schools brought 65 children to showcase their fantastic vehicle designs, all soundly underpinned by engineering principles.


Susan Scurlock, CEO of Primary Engineer and Dr. Peter Hughes OBE, Chairman of the Advisory Board, presented certificates of participation and Archie Bethel CBE, Chief Executive of the Marine and Technology Division at Babcock, presented the magnificent Babcock-designed winner and runner-up trophies.

Primary Engineer continue to be amazed by the creativity of the pupils, keep up the good work!

With thanks



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

Celebration Events

East Ayrshire Celebration 05.06.2016 09:00 Days

Latest News

UCL Engineering partners with Primary Engineer to bring the London Special Leaders Awards to schools in the Capital

UCL Engineering and Primary Engineer Programmes are excited to announce that they have entered into a partnership to bring the London Special Leaders Award to the Primary and Secondary Schools of the nation’s capital as part of a wider programme to change attitudes to careers in engineering and other STEM professions by inspiring children from an early age, transforming the teaching of STEM, and building relationships between schools and industry.

Read the full story.here

The Scottish Energy Association have partnered Primary Engineer


The Scottish Energy Association have partnered Primary Engineer to inspire children with engineering and towards engineering careers. Chief Executive, Hector Grant praised the Primary Engineer programmes for “firing the imagination of our future workforce”. Mr Grant continued by saying, “The Scottish Energy Association is delighted to support Primary Engineer with it’s school programmes. We know that as a country we are struggling to ensure that we have enough people to fill the roles within the STEM categories and our members across the energy supply chain are also finding it difficult to fill professional roles particularly in engineering. The Primary Engineer programmes work to inspire interest in STEM subjects has to be applauded” Find out more!

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Floor 2 AMS Office Tower
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Tel: 01282 417 333
Email: info@primaryengineer.com