Following the very successful 2017 event, Bring it On! will be held again in 2018 at the Beacon of Light building in Sunderland on October 3rd and 4th 2018

As in 2017 the objective will be to showcase North East Engineering to young people with the objectives of Educating them about the engineering activities which take place in the North East of England, Inspiring them to want to be part of it and Informing them about what they need to do to become so.

In addition to the main exhibition, which will again exclusively feature North East Engineering companies, Bring It On will host the North East Regional Heat of the ‘Big Bang’ national competition which aims, amongst other things, to raise awareness of the range of STEM careers available to young people and the routes into those careers.

The 2017 Exhibition resulted in incredible feedback from participating companies, pupils and their teachers. As last year exhibitors will be in one of 6 exciting zones:

Subsea, Oil & Gas, Renewables, Energy

Civil, Structural, Construction

Automotive, Rail, Aerospace

Chemical, Biotech, Pharmaceutical

Creative, Digital, Technology


Bring it On! 2018, will be held over two days, one devoted to primary schools and the other to secondary schools.  The audience will be young people from 10-14 with the objective of influencing them before they commit to GCSE options. Engineering companies are being invited to showcase their local activities and products, provide young engineers to talk about what they do and provide information about their activities to take away.

There are a number of ways you can get involved to support Bring it On! 2018 find our more...