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Building a solid future – Tata Group shines spotlight on best of British engineering

26 June 2013 No Comment

The first ever Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has been officially awarded at a glittering ceremony at Buckingham Palace – on the day that thousands more engineering jobs are promised in the UK through a new scheme.


The global £1 million prize was partly funded by Tata Group through Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Consultancy Services and Tata Steel. The winners honoured were Louis Pouzin, Robert Kahn, Vint Cerf, Marc Andreessen and the UK’s Tim Berners-Lee for creating the internet and the World Wide Web.

A royal celebration for British engineers as Tata Group continues its support for the sector


Robert Khan jointly receives the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering from Queen Elizabeth II at a reception at Buckingham Palace, London,

100,000 engineers building our future – will you be one of them?

Now there are plans to build a solid future for the engineering sector with the creation of up to 100,000 engineering technicians over the next five years by encouraging young people to opt for engineering apprenticeships.

tatasteelapprentice32013Designed to boost the UK’s engineering and scientific excellence by nurturing the talent of tomorrow, the apprenticeship scheme will be backed by a £10 million investment.

tatasteelapprentice42013It’s great news for the UK economy of course, but just think what these new engineers could create…the winners of the first ever Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering made the internet and changed the world. So what’s next?

Tata Group celebrates best of British engineering as PM announces 100,000 more jobs on the way


David Cameron (left) speaks with inventor Tim Berners-Lee at a reception to mark the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, at Buckingham Palace, London

QE_Prize_2013_bKarl-Ulrich Köhler (right) the CEO of Tata Steel in Europe, and young engineer, James Gricapizzi (left), who was selected for the honour of attending the event from a shortlist of Tata Steel’s young engineering talent.

This ongoing evolution of innovation is what makes engineering so exciting and it’s why Tata Group is so focused on inspiring young people to choose a technical career through its many initiatives. Tata has much sought-after apprenticeship programmes, and other initiatives such as the Industrial Cadets Scheme created with Prince Charles and sponsorship of global initiatives such as the Queen Elizabeth Prize.

What other job gives you the skills to take you anywhere in the world, a career for life and literally puts the future in your hands?

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