This year's EESW Student of the Year award is gratefully sponsored by



EESW Student of the Year 2019

EESW Student of the Year 2019

Finalists of EESW Student of the Year 2019

Finalists of EESW Student of the Year 2019

To celebrate the EESW Projects of 2019-20, we are launching the annual EESW Student of the Year Award, gratefully supported by Industry Wales. 

To enter, students must:

  • Have taken part in the EESW Project in 2019-20
  • Be studying at least two STEM subjects at A level (or equivalent)
  • Have submitted a CREST Award to EESW
  • Be intending to study a STEM based subject to degree or HNC/HND Levels


Entrants will need to submit a proposal explaining why they think they deserve to be EESW Student of the Year 2020, using the template provided. 

The winner will receive £800 towards the cost of studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) based subject next year.  Two runners-up will also each receive £400 to help with future study.   

The written proposal should include:

  • Grades gained at GCSE/AS level and chosen subjects at A level
  • Any other qualifications or STEM relevant achievements
  • Details of future intended study and career goals
  • Around 1,000 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 visit our website resources section to download the Proposal which can be submitted by email to or post to EESW, Waterton Centre, Bridgend, CF31 3WT by Friday 2nd October 2020

Selected candidates will be invited to interview during the week commencing 19th and 26th October 2020 (either at Waterton Centre, Bridgend or Llandudno). Depending on the COVID-19 advice from the government at the time, the interviews might be face to face or virtual online sessions. 

Currently we intend that finalists (accompanied by one parent) will be invited to attend the very prestigious Welsh Automotive Forum Annual Networking Dinner which will be held on the evening of Thursday 3rd December 2020 at the Vale Resort Hotel, Hensol. 

Good luck!