Industry experts encourage young engineers

Over 100 students from schools across the North East showcased their engineering talents to industry experts during the Young Engineers for Britain Regional Final this week.

With a flood defence for housing, Andrew Dunn from Yarm school earned the title North East Young Engineer for Britain. Andrew will represent the region at the National Young Engineers for Britain final in London.

Organiser Geoff Clack from the EEF said: "Many of the projects demonstrated the ability these your engineers have to recognise the essential role of engineering. "Andrew's flood defence for housing is a commercial product that provides a solution to a current problem, his ability to recognise a problem and engineer a solution is an essential skill in any engineering company."

The event celebrates the best engineering work carried out in schools and colleges, strengthens the link between education and industry and encourages engineering project work in schools as pupils develop and engineer a commercial project.

Tony Sarginson, Regional Manager at EEF said "It's fantastic to see so many young people being so enthusiastic about engineering. You can't underestimate the impact this experience will have on their development."

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