Primary Engineer Programmes wins Contribution to Skills & Training category at the 2018 Motion Control Awards

17 Apr 2018

BFPA is very pleased to announce that Primary Engineer Programmes were the winners of the “Contribution to Skills & Training” category at the third Motion Control Industry Awards, held at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham on Tuesday 10th April 2018.

Photo: (LtoR) Helen Fospero (Awards Host), Liam Weatherill (Primary Engineer), Chris Rochester (Primary Engineer), Dr Susan Scurlock (Primary Engineer) and Chris Buxton (CEO, BFPA)

Primary Engineer is a national not-for-profit organisation placing engineering at the heart of primary school classrooms and its courses are delivered to over 2200 teachers annually impacting on thousands of pupils and their families.

Since its inception, the organisation has developed a sophisticated programme from one-day practical training days to masters level courses and creating links to engineers along the way – several BFPA members including Webtec and Bosch Rexroth Limited have already become involved in the programmes and we are actively encouraging our members to become involved in this excellent scheme.

Finalists for the MCI Award for “Contribution to Skills & Training”: Pirtek Training Academy, Festo Training & Consulting, Primary Engineer and Thorite

Other finalist of this years’ award were: Festo Training & Consulting, Pirtek Training Academy and Thorite. BFPA’s gives its congratulations to all three runners up (see the photo to the right).

For more information about the Primary Engineer programmes and how you can become involved, visit the website Primary Engineer or contact Victoria Lane (Operations Director) by Email on