For a number of years BAE Systems has been a proud sponsor of the Schools Aerospace Challenge.  The Challenge provides students with a unique opportunity to win a place on a free five night residential course at the School of Engineering at Cranfield University starting on 27 July 2014.

The Challenge is open to students aged between 16 and 18 at all schools and recognised youth organisations within the UK. Based on the original entry, a number of teams will be chosen to attend the Cranfield University course.

At the residential course the individuals will:

•Learn about aircraft and jet engines
•Practice free fall parachuting in a wind tunnel
•Get airborne in the Jetstream flying classroom and much more…
The one week residential course, for up to 12 teams, will culminate in an overall winner with two other teams as runners up.

The three teams will share a £5000 prize fund at an award ceremony and reception to be held in London at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in November 2014.  The winning team will also receive the Schools Aerospace Challenge Trophy presented on an annual basis by Cranfield University.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain valuable Engineer learning and experience. To find out more visit:

The last date for entries to be received is Monday 2 June 2014.