Year 10 pupils with an interest in engineering attended a Taster Day at In-Comm Training, where they learnt more about the apprenticeship routes into these careers. Following a factory tour, pupils put their maths and science skills to the test, designing their own functioning arm using hydraulic and pneumatic power. Their models were then presented to two apprentices and a winner chosen. Each team created a successful model and took a unique approach.
The pupils said:
“I really enjoyed the tour and getting to see everyone at work.”
“I enjoyed making the model as we were given materials but no set way to build it, so we could be creative.”
“I learnt about the different types of engineering and the skills I need to talk about at interview to get a job.”
“I liked having the chance to build a functional device with a supportive team.”