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Apprentice Automation Challenge 2024
Finals: 27 September 2024
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The Apprentice Automation Challenge provides a brilliant opportunity for talented apprentices to compete in an innovative design and manufacturing challenge to automate an everyday device.

Organised by the Institution's Manufacturing Industries Division’s Young Members Committee, it engages with teams of apprentice engineers to design, develop and build a fully working system that solves a real-world problem.

All teams submit a report that includes a full design specification, manufacturing instructions, user manual and business case. The Challenge culminates in the Finals at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, where teams are able to demonstrate their working prototypes and respond to questions from the judging panel.

  • About Apprentice Automation Challenge

    About Apprentice Automation Challenge

    Find out about the Challenge and its objectives, together with current teams.

  • Become a Sponsor

    Become a Sponsor

    Get involved and meet the next generation of top engineers.

  • Team Resources

    Team Resources

    Everything you need to compete, including rules, key dates and more.

  • Why Participate

    Why Participate

    Understand the benefits of the Challenge for apprentices and their organisations.

  • Past Events

    Past Events

    Find out the winners of all awards and full results for previous competitions.

  • Venue


    Details of the location of the Challenge finals.

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