Engineering students set their sights on the prestigious Craftsman CUP

November 29, 2021

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) based at MOD Lyneham, Wiltshire, launch the Craftsman CUP to BTEC National Extended Diploma Engineering students (year 2) at Cambridge Regional College.

A total of nine colleges are participating in the Craftsman CUP, a competitive competition for engineering students. Working in teams, the engineering students must select from a choice of project briefs written to address everyday issues faced by the REME. From November, 25 Cambridge Regional College engineers will start working in competition teams under the mentorship of a REME Engineer.

Engineering Lecturer, Habib Rahman said: “The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) have been working with colleges since 2016 to put together this unique learning experience. Students will gain ‘real world’ exposure of the work of the REME through multidisciplinary engineering projects based on problems that the REME engineers face on a daily basis. The work of our students is essentially supporting the British Army. College students will work in project teams to engineer a solution to a given REME ‘problem’ with an overall team being awarded the Craftsman CUP.”

Between now and May 2022, the projects will be assessed by REME mentors within college, and the most impressive design concepts will be selected to progress to the finale at MOD Lyneham. In the finale, the teams will showcase their design, innovation, and craftsmanship abilities to a panel of REME dignitaries and the winning team will be awarded the prestigious Craftsman CUP (College UTC Project).

All students taking part in the Craftsman CUP will achieve their Industrial Cadet Gold Award, as participation in the Craftsman CUP meets the criteria of the industry recognised award, equivalent to the Duke of Edinburgh Award.