Themis and Burnley College’s successful Young Engineers Programme back for second year

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Themis and Burnley College’s successful Young Engineers Programme back for second year

Due to exceptional demand, the Themis and Burnley College Young Engineers programme is now accepting applications for a second inspirational year of developing the engineering bright sparks of the future.

The unique 12 week programme, starting on Monday 7 November, is aimed at providing young people with the experience they need to begin a career in engineering. Successful applicants will gain outstanding experience from top local employers, including WEC, Safran Nacelles (Formerly Aircelle), Hycrome, Paradigm Precision, RLC Callender, T & R Precision, SACO Specialist Anodising, The Senator Group and Fort Vale. 

Members of the programme will also complete a STEM CREST award, perfect for their record of achievement.

East Lancashire’s engineering sector is growing rapidly and over the next five years it’s expected that a “skills crisis” is fast approaching if enough skilled workers aren’t trained up to take on this increase in workload. It’s hoped that training schemes will be better attended and more interest in the engineering and manufacturing sectors will be taken if young people are shown the real diversity and opportunities within the hundreds of roles on offer.

Burnley College’s Centre of Engineering Excellence are offering keen Year 11 students with an interest in engineering the opportunity to gain the experience they will need to begin a career within this highly sought after industry. For twelve weeks, our outstanding tutors will work alongside prestigious engineering employers to teach programme members about each industry area, including:

•           Aerospace engineering

•           Manufacturing

•           Fabrication and welding

•           Maintenance

•           Design

Interested Year 11 pupils can apply online or download an application form on the Burnley College website: http://www.burnley.ac.uk/young-engineers/  

Please note that the deadline for applications is Tuesday 25 October. If you are shortlisted you will be required to be available for an interview in the week beginning Monday 31 October and the programme is scheduled to begin week commencing Monday 7 November.

For pupils interested in engineering, this is an opportunity not to be missed! Apply now for a chance to secure one of these highly sought after places on a unique and valuable extra-curricular programme.

Kris Richens, leader of the Young Engineers programme said:

“Last year, the Young Engineers programme proved that there are many Year 11 pupils in the East Lancashire area who are already deeply interested in engineering and the industry around it. This year we again have the privilege of working with some of the world’s leading engineering employers to create fun and ultimately valuable engineering tasks and lessons for our Young Engineers. It’s an amazing experience for any young person interested in all aspects of engineering and we’re excited to be running the programme again from our Centre of Engineering Excellence.”

Deputy Principal Simon Jordan said:

“We’re thrilled to be running this successful programme for second year with some of the area’s biggest engineering employers. This is an exciting opportunity for young people to learn about engineering skills, workplace safety and professionalism too, from experts who can take them as far as they want to go.”

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