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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Mentor a team this season!

Join our super savvy squad of industry mentors! We need your skills to help teams ask the right questions and blaze this season’s energising game.

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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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Interested in starting a team?

Team registration is now closed. Get in early and register your interest for season 2023-24. We’ll keep you in the loop and give you first access to sign up!

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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 use robots, role models and competitions to make STEM less intimidating, more diverse and inclusive, empowering young people to make informed choices about their future.