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Bring It On, The North East Exhibition for Future Engineers, is targeted at young people aged 9-14. It aims to raise the aspirations of North East youngsters and contribute to closing the engineering skills gap in the region. We aim to do this by Educating young people about the engineering in their region, Inspiring them to want to be part of it and Informing them about what they need to do to become so.

Engineering companies exhibit in five zones representing the major engineering sectors in the region; Automotive, Rail and Aerospace; Creative & Digital Technology; Civil, Structural and Construction; Subsea, Oil, Gas, Renewables and Energy and Chemicals & Processing.


Bring It On is non-profit making and no-one will pay to attend.

Bring It On serves the whole of the North East of England, from the Yorkshire Border to the Scottish Border, from the Pennines to the sea.

Only engineering companies with a physical North East presence are permitted to exhibit. These range from major multinationals to small SME’s.

All schools and engineering companies based in the North East are eligible to take part.

Bring it On is not financially ‘owned’ by any one organisation but is financed by donations from a wide range of mainly local funders.

To inspire young people, companies are encouraged to exhibit what they engineer and provide a diverse range of engineers, from all backgrounds, on their stands.

Local Branches of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, The Institution of Civil Engineers, The Institution of Chemical Engineers, The Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control provide support in the various zones as part of the ‘Inform’ agenda.

Three live exhibitions have been run, in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2020, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we delivered Virtual Bring It On, a series of 20 videos featuring North East based engineering companies and the engineers that work for them. In 2021 we plan to deliver a packed virtual programme of activity on 4th November for schools to engage in from the classroom.



Chemical, Processing and Biotechnology
Automotive, Rail, Aerospace
Creative, Digital Technology
Civil, Structural, Construction
Subsea, Oil & Gas, Renewables, Energy

If you are a North East based engineering company and want to get involved in 2021 please contact us here:


Rotary Sunderland support Bring It On

Rotary Sunderland is delighted to support “Bring It On” both financially and publicly.  This excellent quality initiative offers a superb insight into the many opportunities available to both male and female students wishing to pursue an engineering career, either via

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