Awards, bursaries and scholarships

The Coachmakers provides scholarships and bursaries for students who are keen to forge a career in the automotive or aerospace industries.

The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers of London is an active livery which invests in and supports young people to develop engineering careers. The Livery is pleased to offer a series of awards, bursaries and scholarships to help young people with their career aspirations in aerospace, automotive and coachmaking.

Aerospace awards

Find out about our aerospace industry awards, scholarships and bursaries here.

Automotive awards

Motor Car Centenary Bursary

The Coachmakers provides an annual bursary to enable an outstanding designer with the opportunity to advance their career in automotive design. The bursary is open to second year vehicle design students at The Royal College of Art and Coventry University. The award is judged by members of the the Motor Car Centenary Bursary Award Sub-Committee.

Heritage apprentices

The Coachmakers supports apprentices at the Heritage Skills Academy, Brooklands Museum and Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology in the restoration and maintenance of historic vehicles.

Coachmaking awards

The Coachmakers sponsors annual series of prizes for excellence achieved by harness making students at Capel Manor College in Enfield.

We also present an annual award for excellence in carriage driving and coachmaking, at the British Driving Society’s annual show at Smith’s Lawn in Windsor Great Park.

Affiliated service units

Each year the Coachmakers presents awards to nominated personnel from each of our four service affiliated units: HMS BULWARK, The Royal Dragoon Guards, RAF Brize Norton and Commando Helicopter Force; to individuals who have made the most significant contribution to their unit during the year.

The Award to Industry

The Award to Industry is made annually to recognise outstanding contributions to the aerospace or automotive industries in the fields of design, technical development, innovation or commercial significance.