News

We’re hiring! Director of Development – critical mission, epic culture, so-so salary…

We’re looking for a dynamic and tenacious team player and leader who is mission-oriented, focused on impact and getting us there better, faster. Someone who shares our vision of a world where young people are inspired by th...

Stories

Stay up with date with all the latest news, views and robot madness from mission control.

‘I don’t like robots but that’s why I loved interning at FIRST UK’ confesses Jacob

Jacob, aged 17 from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Elstree, jumped at the chance to intern with us this summer, despite his detest for robots (we don’t judge here at FI...

Posted 29 July 2019

‘We truly do things that matter’ – Jasmine reflects on her FIRST internship

Jasmine, 16, from the American School in London, shares her hands-on interning experience at FIRST UK headquarters this summer. Jasmine is no FIRST noob, she spent three years in F...

Posted 17 July 2019

Beat the FIRST robot maze blindfolded

We're on a road trip exhibiting at local Big Bang Fairs near you. Think your school could drive a robot blindfolded? We're challenging young people in pairs to drive a mini-bot ...

Posted 28 June 2019

Building the technologists of the future

'Passion for progress’, ‘we, not I’, and ‘be your brilliant self’ As Community & Inclusion Specialist at Arm, Anna Malan drives engagement of the technology giant'...

Posted 24 May 2019

Pioneers represent UK at FIRST world robotics championships!

UK Inspire Award winners from Newcastle Academy (Newbotics101) and St. Christopher School (St Chris Snowflakes) broke UK boundaries at the world’s largest robotics competition th...

Posted 17 May 2019

2019 game theme announced – registration open!

FIRST has offically announced what we’ve all been waiting for! The global theme for the 2019-20 season is drumroll… FIRST RISE powered by Star Wars: Force for Change But ...

Posted 3 May 2019

A royal FIRST! – CEO meets Her Majesty the Queen

…and Rover holds a street party to celebrate. It’s been an exciting year for the team at FIRST® UK – a full-on rollercoaster ride working hard to lift this programme off ...

Posted 1 May 2019

Robotics team share their ‘whirlwind of a journey’ ahead of global championship

Written by Hugo Cracknell, from St Chris Snowflakes, team 002. Right now, I’m sat with the team trying to find words to sum up this whole crazy experience; however, we are sti...

Posted 18 March 2019

Elated Newcastle Academy team prevail at northern championships

Robot-savvy staffordshire students secure once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent the UK at global robotics tournament in the USA Almost 600 students from across the North W...

Posted 18 March 2019

Judges ‘tickled pink’ by Inspire Award winners

Robot-savvy Cambridgeshire students secure once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent the UK at global robotics tournament in the USA Almost 500 students from across the South ...

Posted 14 March 2019
  • 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.