Could you design the future?

8 July 2021

UK Civil Aviation Authority and Primary Engineer announce partnership to help pupils design the future

On 3 June 2021, the CAA announced our partnership with Primary Engineer for their ‘If You Were an Engineer, What Would You Do?®’ competition.

The competition known as The Leaders Award annually sees tens of thousands of pupils across the UK interviewing engineering professionals, identifying problems in the world and designing solutions to them, a selection of which are brought to life by university engineering teams.

Our partnership will enable both primary and secondary pupils to gain engineering insights into aviation and aerospace through direct engagement with CAA engineering professionals who will inspire pupils to consider challenges in the world, especially those related to aviation and aerospace and create innovative designs to solve them.

Primary Engineer partnership to help pupils design the future | UK Civil Aviation Authority (

The Director of the International Group at the CAA, Ben Alcott, spoke to primary school children from across the UK as part of the competition.