• 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


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On 10th May, 26 teams from Renfrewshire schools gathered at the Advanced Forming Research Centre for the Primary Engineer® Celebration Event. For more photographs and information click here


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Rolls-Royce in Derby was once again the location for the second celebration event of the season. We are always well catered for at Rolls-Royce, and as well as the excitement of competing in the Primary Engineer® event. For more photographs and information click here


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For the second year running the Burnley Celebration event was held in the James Hargreaves suite at Burnley’s Football ground. This offers panoramic views of the pitch, much to the delight of the children, and especially the Parents! For more photographs and information click here


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With the aircraft carriers as the backdrop, Babcock International at Rosyth provided an inspiring location for the Primary Engineer East Scotland Final for a second year. For more photographs and information click here


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The ceilings may be high in the Barony Hall in Glasgow but the palpable atmosphere, raucous countdowns and applause for the vehicles being tested filled the room as regional winners from across the west of Scotland came together to find the 2016 West Scotland winners. For more photographs and information click here


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On 16th June 2016, we ran celebration events at both Central Primary School and Bothal Primary School in the morning and afternoon respectively. First up, Central Primary School – where Year 4 and Year 5 (6 classes) had completed the Primary Engineer Project For more photographs and information click here


upcoming events




Kirklees Celebration Event 30th June – Deighton Arena, Huddersfield
Oldham Celebration Event 1st July – Oldham Sixth Form College, Oldham
South Tyneside Celebration Event 6th July – Harton Technology College, South Shields
Bristol Celebration Event 6th July – BAWA Club, Bristol
Somerset Celebration Event 15th July – Chilton Trinity, Somerset
North West Regional Final 12th July – Unity College, Burnley
North East Regional Final 14th July – St Cuthberts, Newcastle


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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 email us info@primaryengineer.com


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Meet the Expert

by National Museums Scotland

Meet the Expert sessions allow pupils to find out more about a range of STEM related jobs and careers available in Scotland. In this session Kirsty Black from Marine Biopolymers will talk about her career path and involve the pupils in a hands-on activity relating to her industry. The company is involved in the extraction of chemicals from seaweed which are used in a range of products. Pupils will also meet with Careers Advisers from Skills Development Scotland and find out about the different routes into careers in Life Sciences. The session lasts 90 minutes.

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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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Contact & Address

Primary Engineer
Floor 2 AMS Office Tower
Billington Road
BB11 5UB

Tel: 01282 417 333
Email: info@primaryengineer.com