Lessons in engineering for Cumbrian children

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 12:21PM

Budding engineers will have insight into what the future may hold at an event being hosted in Cumbria.

Sellafield Ltd and its supply chain partners are holding engineering open days so children can find out more about careers in the industry.

More than 30 companies and learning organisations are taking part in the events which are being organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to encourage parents to support their children in choosing careers in engineering and technology.

School children from years 7, 8 and 9 and their parents will visit sites across west Cumbria during the week beginning July 24.

Jeremy Watson, IET President, said “We’re delighted to have so many fantastic brands opening their doors to local children and parents to show them what careers in engineering are really about.

"Often we find that people don’t really understand what engineers actually do day-to-day, so this is all about giving a real-life insight and helping kids understand that engineering is at the heart of many things they know and love.”

Morgan Sindall will host an event at Lakes College on July 24 while Cavendish is inviting children to West Lakes Science Park on both July 24 and 25.

On July 26 ARUP will have an open day at its base in Whitehaven with Jacobs hosting an event on July 27 at West Lakes Science Park and AVRS at its Ponsonby office on July 28.

Places for all events are limited.

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