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Career Fair for STEM

Date Posted: 12/01/2015 | Posted In: Latest news

Over 60 students from QE’s partner schools at Hurworth, Sedgefield and Darlington School of Maths and Science were able to try their hand at building a model of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car at the College’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Careers Fair.

The event was attended by a range of employers, universities, the REME and Royal Signals as well as professional bodies including the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.  Students found out about the build and design of Teesside University’s racing car which was designed and built by their undergraduate mechanical engineers. In addition, academic staff from Dundee and Teesside Universities gave talks on the future of civil engineering and biomechanics.  All of this enabled students from QE and the schools to gain information about the range of engineering and science opportunities in local companies both as a graduate and as an apprentice.

Darragh Blennerhassett from Johnson Matthey said:

“It was good to see that so many students from the College already know what chemical engineering is and that they are very interested in it. They asked us some really great questions.”

Jessica Corrigan from Nissan added:

“The students were all really keen to talk to us. Some of them knew exactly what they wanted to do and we had lots of questions about entering the industry through the apprenticeship route as well as graduate entry. Attending the event was definitely worthwhile.”

Tom Urwin from Sedgefield School summed up:

“Our students thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon at QE.  It gave them a real insight into engineering and has made them aware of how their maths and science subjects link into real life applications – a thoroughly inspiring experience.”