Building More Than Robots

Empowering young people to explore, challenge and grow into innovators who will take on tomorrow’s challenges.

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Global challenge

Supported by a mentor, young people design a robot to compete in tournaments.

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Unrivalled provision

We work with schools, SEND settings, Alternative Providers, Youth and Community Groups.

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Financial support

We provide bursaries to make STEM inclusive and accessible for all.

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Watch our season intro webinar

Watch our webinar recording as we shared how the FIRST Tech Challenge UK programme is evolving this year and our new provision.

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Awards at the highest level

All FIRST Tech Challenge UK young people can achieve Industrial Cadets Gold Award and British Science Association CREST Gold. Our e-learning platform and Engineering Notebook make this process super easy.


“How better to explain what a career in STEM may be like than to set an exacting STEM challenge. FIRST Tech Challenge UK has everything from engineering, building to coding. But above all, seeing the students work together and help each other and support each other has been a very rewarding experience. And not just the students; this challenge has helped the Computing and Design Technology departments to work together as part of a broader STEM initiative within the school.

Sally Smart, Design & Technology Teacher, St. Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls

  • We build More Than Robots

    We invest in the young people who will invent the future. We’re a tech charity using robots, role models and competitions to equip young people with the technical know-how and soft skills to thrive.