Engineering firms talk to Stamford Endowed Schools pupils about future careers

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Sixthformers were given a chance to practice their networking skills with top industry delegates.

The careers department at Stamford Endowed Schools held the first in a series of business lunches for Year 12 and 13 pupils interested in engineering and technology.

A range of delegates from Caterpillar, Perkins Diesel, Cummins Generator Technologies, Dresser Rand and the Engineering Development Trust were invited to give the pupils a chance to practice their networking skills.

The event was well represented with more than 30 sixthformers from the Stamford Endowed Schools able to find out about opportunities at the various firms.

Head of careers at Stamford School Sam Jordan said: “It was very pleasing to see so many students participate in this event as engineering in the UK is underrepresented in terms of university applicants and apprenticeship schemes.

“We need to ensure a steady stream of quality students go on to study these disciplines at university.”

Future talent development manager at Caterpillar Simon Collins said: “With the serious skills shortages in engineering, Caterpillar is working hard to raise awareness about the career opportunities that exist.”