Working to attract young engineers

YOUNG people from schools in South Yorkshire will be given the opportunity to find out more about educational qualifications and careers in engineering at a special event at Sheffield Hallam University, which is being supported by NAMTEC (the National Metals Technology Centre) and the Industrial Trust.

The event, which is being held next Wednesday, will involve a talk by engineer and former Tomorrow’s World TV presenter Kate Bellingham, designed to Inform, Involve and Inspire 150 young people about the wide range of career opportunities in engineering. Pupils involved are from Dinnington, Hayfield, Sheffield Engineering Centre, Ridgewood, Penistone, Brinsworth and Stocksbridge High Schools.

Students will have the opportunity to take part in a ‘speed networking’ session, where they can engage with engineers working for companies within the South Yorkshire region. Businesses involved include Tata Steel, Gripple, Newburgh Engineering, Sheffield Forgemasters, Bridon Ropes, JRI, Brinsworth Training and IMechE.

The event as been organised as part of the Global Manufacturing Festival: Sheffield.