Tuesday, March 20, 2012

News: Get Up to Speed with manufacturing


Tata Steel is one of the headline sponsors of the Get Up to Speed (GUTS) skills event which is part of a major manufacturing and engineering festival, the Global Manufacturing Festival: Sheffield.

Tata Steel along with Firth Rixson, Ekspan and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers are the headline sponsors of the GUTS event which is being delivered in partnership with Business & Education South Yorkshire (b&e), Creative Sheffield and TDC.

The GUTS event in Sheffield this Wednesday is where families, young people and teachers will learn about exciting career opportunities in the manufacturing sector within the region. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet local world class engineering and manufacturing businesses to discuss career opportunities and to talk to current apprentices and recent graduates about working in the sector and what skills and qualifications will be beneficial to them.

The event will feature the world's fastest boat – the Vestas Sailrocket, a Marussia racing Formula 1 show car, a virtual reality centre for dismantling a virtual jet engine, an exhibit featuring the legendary Vulcan Bomber as well as a skeleton bobsleigh simulator.

John Barber, business development manager at b&e, said: "This dynamic event is aimed at showcasing the advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors to school children, students and parents and build confidence in the sector as a good place to work.

"Many of the products on show at the event would not be in existence without the innovation, design, engineering and manufacturing talent and resources based in the Sheffield City Region, so it is a great way of highlighting our expertise."

Mick Hood, HR director for Tata Steel's speciality steels business, added: "We are sponsoring the Get up to Speed event to help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and showcase the expertise in the South Yorkshire region.

"Our current apprentices will be available to talk to families and young people who may be interested in an exciting career in the manufacturing and engineering industry."

Tata Steel recently launched the next round of recruitment for apprentices in South Yorkshire and Mick added: "We have already had a tremendous response from people interested in becoming a Tata Steel apprentice and we hope this event will inspire others to apply for our prestigious apprentice training programme."

Tata Steel website
Global Manufacturing Festival website

Images: globalmanufacturingfestival.com


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