Students have designs on future careers

Headlands Year 10 Engineering and Product Design students take part in the engineering and digital event.
Headlands Year 10 Engineering and Product Design students take part in the engineering and digital event.

On Tuesday 14 November a group of 25 Year 10 Engineering and Product Design students attend the East Riding Engineering and Digital event with the aim of highlighting future careers within the relative industries

In each workshop students were given a brief insight by a company representative and then tried their hand at some practical activities simulating career tasks.

Headlands Year 10 Engineering and Product Design students take part in the engineering and digital event.

Headlands Year 10 Engineering and Product Design students take part in the engineering and digital event.

BT openreach completed a demonstration on the latest fibre communications network cables by stripping and splicing two fibre optic cables together.

Students were amazed at the ‘hair like’ glass fibre strands and the delicate skills required to manipulate them.

One student was kitted out in the outdoor climbing harness that BT openreach engineers use when climbing telegraph poles.

The event left students with a wider knowledge of engineering sectors and a deeper understanding of the career prospects.

Headlands Year 10 Engineering and Product Design students take part in the engineering and digital event.

Headlands Year 10 Engineering and Product Design students take part in the engineering and digital event.