Young Engineers Award

This is a new competition which encourages 3rd and 4th class pupils and their teachers to explore the world of engineering by developing an engineering project that would help improve their local community. Schools are encouraged to invite local engineers, or to sign up for a STEPS Volunteer Engineer, to visit their class for a Showcase of the projects. The Engineers will also give the class a insight into the important role of engineering in the community.


The STEPS Volunteer Programme is a nationwide community of volunteer engineers who inspire young people to enjoy and explore engineering. 
Volunteering is a great way to give back. Yes, it is challenging - but it is very rewarding. And it is a fun way gain CPD credits!

The role of the STEPS Volunteer Engineer is to visit a 3rd or 4th class primary school class taking part in the STEPS Young Engineers Award. Engineers attend a training session in October (held nationwide), where they are given resources and guidance to carry out the school visit. School visits take place the last week in November. 

APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED. Register your interest in volunteering with the STEPS Young Engineers Award in 2020 HERE. We will contact you with information on the award and upcoming training sessions for volunteers.



The STEPS Young Engineers Award is open to all 3rd and 4th class students in the Republic of Ireland.

Students taking part identify a project they would like to do that would improve their community. They use the structured worksheets provided in the STEPS Project Book to tackle the project like a real engineering team.

The competition runs in partnership with the STEPS Volunteer Engineer Programme - teachers can sign up online to register for a visit from a STEPS Volunteer Engineer.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Register your interest in STEPS Young Engineers Award in 2020 HERE. We will contact you with information on the award and important deadlines.