Inspiring the next generation

October 11, 2018

Sarginsons has, once again, shown its support to budding engineers after they were given some valuable insight from industry experts.

Anthony Evans, MD of Sarginsons Industries Ltd, was joined by Pam Murrell, CEO of the Cast Metals Federation, to deliver a tutorial to engineering students at the WMG Academy for Young Engineers to aid their BTec studies.

On the agenda was the use of casting as a route to manufacture as part of their Level 3 Metallurgy unit – which Sarginsons sponsor every year.

Anthony said: “It is important that we increase the pipeline of young people coming into the business, as part of our normal employee development and succession planning process, and this is an ideal way for the students to find out about us as a business by visiting, meeting some of our engineers and technicians and carrying out short placements.

“We can then use this as part of our selection process to find the most capable and enthusiastic candidates for the apprenticeships that we can then offer to the school leavers.

“I am delighted that Pam was able to come and support this tutorial again – having positive female role models from industry is hugely valuable for the youngsters at the Academy.

“The students can learn why control and testing is a vital part of the validation of the manufacturing process as well has having an appreciation of metallography as a diagnostic tool.”

The WMG Academy Trust operates two sites in Coventry and Solihull for 14 to 19-year-olds, and aims to encourage young people to study science, technology engineering and maths, working alongside businesses and the University of Warwick.

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