2018 Campaign

Year of Engineering

Engineer your future

Britain has declared 2018 to be the ‘Year of Engineering’ - a combined Government and industry led multi-agency campaign.

It will aim to inspire the next generation of engineers and encourage more school pupils and students into exciting and challenging engineering professions by raising awareness and understanding among young people of what engineers do.


Inspiring with engineering

The Army showcased its engineering and technical expertise, capabilities and opportunities when it launched its contribution to the Year of Engineering at the Royal School of Military Engineering in Minley, Surrey.

One hundred 14-17 year-olds from schools and colleges across the region attended the Army’s launch event where the four technical and engineering corps: The Royal Engineers, The Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, The Royal Corps of Signals and the Royal Logistic Corps provided hands-on interactive tasks to enthuse and challenge the youngsters.

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Groups experienced the Army’s bridging capabilities, got stuck into designing and constructing a military mobile bridge across a chasm. They also got to grips with heavy vehicle maintenance and built a radio communications network.

Top of the bill, youngsters were able to get up close and personal to the cutting-edge EOD (bomb disposal) robot - akin to something off of the latest sci-fi film set – and the mighty CRARRV armoured recovery vehicle, the 62-tonne behemoth that is the pride and joy of the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers.

What is Year of Engineering?

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British Army Cyber Challenge

As part of the Army‘s Year of Engineering over 60 local school children have taken part in an interactive Cyber Challenge to teach them about the exciting opportunities available in cyber security.

Follow the link below for more.

British Army Cyber Challenge

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Insight into Army capabilities for young people

More than 300 school children and cadets have visited the Army on Salisbury Plain.

The budding engineers saw the Army carry out an Urban Attack against an Enemy-Occupied Area in a demonstration of the wide range of sophisticated equipment and technical skills it has at its disposal.

Follow the link below for more.

STEM Day at Land Combat Power Visit 2018

The British Army - Year of Engineering highlights

See the full length compilation video on Youtube here

British Army Year of Engineering 2018