GFirst LEP recruits engineers of tomorrow

GFirst LEP will be working closely with primary schools and specialist engineering and manufacturing companies across Gloucestershire to repeat a hugely successful programme launched earlier this year, to inspire young people to follow a future career in engineering.

By working closely with engineering and manufacturing businesses across Gloucestershire and in partnership with STEMworks, nearly 4,000 young people across the county have already participated in an exciting and innovative scheme to build and program robots. Designed to encourage a future generation of engineers, the project was extremely successful in raising enthusiasm in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).  


David Owen, Chief Executive, GFirst LEP

“As part of our growth plan, we need to ensure that we have the right skills in the county and we are keen to encourage young people to pursue a future career in engineering and manufacturing.

I am delighted that the campaign has already been such a resounding success. We set out to encourage a future generation of engineers in the county and we were keen to establish better links between schools and businesses; which has been done with fantastic results. 

Initially, the aim was to recruit 2,013 pupils but it was such a resounding success that nearly 4,000 primary school children across the county participated. It has been met with such enthusiasm by youngsters, businesses and primary schools that we want to repeat the project again and get more schools and companies involved on a much wider scale throughout Gloucestershire.”

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