Engineers Trust

The Engineers Trust is the Charitable Trust Fund of the Worshipful Company of Engineers.  It is a registered charity, funded by contributions from the members of the Company. At the end of 2019, the fund had investments of £1.54 million.  In the course of the year it received £141,000 in income from legacies and regular giving by members; investment income raised the total for 2019 to £203,263.  During 2019 the Trustees distributed £114,600 in awards and grants to foster engineering education and recognise excellence in engineering.

Raspberry Pi – winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for Engineering Innovation, 2017

The awards funded by the Engineers Trust are currently:

  • The Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for engineering innovation
  • The Royal Academy of Engineering Engineers Trust Young Engineers of the Year
  • The Hawley Award for engineering innovation
  • The Baroness Platt of Writtle Award for incorporated engineers
  • The Sir Peter Gadsden Australia Award for exchange between Britain and Australia of engineers undergoing postgraduate studies
  • The Leete Premium Award for PhD research in manufacturing
  • The Cadzow Smith Award to encourage business enterprise in young engineers
  • The Mercia Award for a postgraduate paper describing engineering techniques for medical treatment
  • The Water Engineering Award for the best paper at the International Water Association conference
  • The Stephenson Award for encouraging young people to study engineering
  • The Services Undergraduate Award
  • The Services Postgraduate Award
  • The Royal Navy professionally registered engineering Officer of the Year
  • The Royal Navy professionally registered engineering Rating of the Year
  • The Army professionally registered engineering Officer of the Year
    The Army professionally registered engineering Soldier of the Year
  • The Royal Air Force professionally registered engineering Officer of the Year
  • The Royal Air Force professionally registered engineering Airman/Airwoman of the Year
  • The Defence Engineering Equipment and Support professional registered engineer of the Year

The Trust supports a number of Arkwright Scholarships for sixth from students at schools in Greater London, and nationally, and it also sponsors five Horizon Engineering Bursaries with The IET annually.  Together with the RAEng Young Engineer of  the Year Awards, these awards along with the prestigious MacRobert Award are intended to offer inspiration to aspiring young engineers.

Details of all these awards are on the Engineers Trust web site www.engineerstrust.org.uk