Engineering students to benefit from 900 hours of mentoring offer

Engineering students and graduates can win a business leader as a mentor by developing stand-out ideas to solve some of the toughest problems in society.

Thirty business leaders have volunteered to be mentors in the new innovation competition, Mentor30Engineers. The 30 mentors include leaders from the Carbon Trust; Amazon Business UK; INSEAD; Laing O’Rourke, Honeywell Aerospace and RICS.

Mentor30Engineers has been set up by charity Engineers in Business Fellowship, the charity that awards the Sainsbury Management Fellows MBA scholarship which allows engineers to complement their engineering skills with a business education.

Mentor30Engineers is designed to inspire a passion for business innovation and education.

SMF President David Falzani MBE said: “Some of the most important issues we face are not just technical challenges, but ones that require the ability to link technologies to an understanding of the market mechanism, business skills and entrepreneurial commercial thinking. Mentor30Engineers gives engineers a chance to stretch their fertile minds and create solutions to big challenges in society.”

Entering Mentor30Engineers

The competition is open to UK-based students and graduates from any engineering discipline and undergrads can be at any stage in their degree course. Full entry details are available on the EIBF/SMF website or entrants can contact the organisers at mentor30engineers@smf.org.uk.

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