FIRST® LEGO® League UK and Ireland

Design solutions for real world problems and build a mission-solving robot made of LEGO®!



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We would like to thank our National sponsor Bechtel and our new Headline Sponsor for the 2018-19 season RS. We also have a long list of regional partners and local sponsors who we would like to thank. Without their assistance, FIRST® LEGO® League in the UK and Ireland would not be as successful as it is. By supporting this programme, they make a significant contribution towards growing the future engineering workforce.


Becoming a Sponsor

There are many ways of getting involved with FIRST® LEGO® League , from supporting individual teams to running a tournament or sponsoring at a national level. Please take a look at our sponsorship brochure (PDF 1.6MB) or email for more information.


UK and Ireland National Sponsor

Bechtel is one of the world’s most respected engineering, construction, and project management companies. They design and build mega-projects like railways, airports, bridges, power solutions and water systems to support the planet’s growing population. Bechtel is also involved in environmental cleanups and helping communities prepare for and rebuild after natural disasters.

Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents. Today, their 53,000 employees work on diverse projects in nearly 50 countries. For more information visit Bechtel's website.

“Building for the future is what we do every day. An important part of that is supporting schools all over the world to help engage students in science and technology. We are delighted to support students in the UK and Ireland in this exciting robotics competition that encourages innovation and helps to build tomorrow’s engineers.”
Peter Dawson, President of Bechtel’s global civil infrastructure business.


UK and Ireland Headline Sponsor

RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship around 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 had revenues of £1.51bn.

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UK and Ireland Sponsor



Regional partners and sponsors

The IET would like to thank all our regional tournament hosts and partners, who bring the FIRST® LEGO® League regional tournaments to life across the UK and Ireland. Their expertise at running these events, combined with the enthusiasm, dedication and hard work of volunteers, help make FIRST® LEGO® League the huge success it is.

  • American School in London
  • Aureus School, Oxford
  • BCS Dundee Branch
  • BCS Edinburgh Branch
  • Bechtel
  • City College Plymouth
  • C-STEM, Cumbria
  • De Montfort University
  • Dereham Neatherd High School
  • Dundee and Angus College
  • DXC Technology
  • Engineering Education Scheme Wales / STEM Cymru
  • ESP – Energy Skills Partnership, Scotland
  • Ford, Dunton Technical Centre
  • Form the Future CIC
  • Galway Education Centre
  • Gatwick Airport
  • Glasgow Clyde College
  • HPE Labs
  • KMF
  • Learn It
  • MacRobert Trust
  • Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh
  • Nancie Massie Charitable Trust
  • National Instruments
  • National Waterfront Museum
  • Newcastle Under Lyme College
  • Newcastle University
  • North Tyneside Council
  • Northumberland Water
  • OpenZoneCLC
  • Park Air Systems
  • Perkins/Caterpillar
  • Qualcomm
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • RSE Young Academy of Scotland
  • SAP
  • School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • South Shields Museum
  • Stanborough School, Welwyn Garden City, Herts
  • STEM Now
  • STEM Sussex
  • STFC Daresbury Laboratory
  • Teesside University
  • Tesco Maintenance
  • The Sage Group
  • University of Birmingham University of Bradford
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Central Lancaster
  • Unversity College Cork
  • University of Kent
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Whowhatwhenwherewhy W5, Belfast
  • Wessex Setpoint
  • Winchester Science Centre
  • Ysgol John Bright, Llandudno 

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