Winner of the EESW Student of the Year Award 2018

Winner of the EESW Student of the Year Award 2018

The award is in memory of the late Dr Tom Parry Jones (1935-2013) who was a trustee of the Engineering Education Scheme Wales for 20 years. Tom was a great entrepreneur and innovator, who established Lion Laboratories in Cardiff in 1967 and played a major role in developing the roadside hand-held electronic breathalyser, which is used by police forces across the world. It has transformed road safety and saved countless lives. The Tom Parry Jones Student of the Year Award will be supported by his widow, Mrs R W Jones.


To celebrate the EESW projects of 2018-19, we are running a competition to select an EESW student of the year.

The winner will receive up to £800 towards the cost of studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) based subject next year. The prize for two runners-up will be £400 & £400 respectively to help with future study.

To enter, students must:

  • Have taken part in an EESW sixth form project in 2018-19 and attended the Awards & Presentation Day
  • Be studying at least two STEM subjects at A level
  • Have achieved a Gold CREST Award
  • Be intending to study a STEM based subject to degree or HNC/HND Levels


Students will need to write a proposal explaining why they think they deserve to be EESW Student of the Year 2019.
The written proposal should include:

  • Grades gained at GCSE/AS level and chosen subjects at A level
  • Any other qualifications or STEM relevant achievements (E.g. Gold CREST Award)
  • Details of future intended study and career goals
  • Around 1,500 words outlining any Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) activities engaged with
  • 500 words explaining why you think engineering is important to the Welsh Economy
  • A supporting statement for your application from your teacher OR link engineer


Please click here to download the Proposal template which must be submitted by email to or post to EESW, Waterton Centre, Bridgend, CF31 3WT by Monday 30th September 2019.

Selected candidates will be invited to interview during the week commencing 14th and 21st October (either at Waterton Centre, Bridgend or Llandudno).

Finalists (accompanied by one parent) will be invited to attend the Welsh Automotive Forum Annual Networking Dinner which will be held on the evening of 5th December 2019 at the Vale Resort Hotel, Hensol.