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News: Celebrating the engineers of tomorrow

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Engineering students
Engineering students

Bath bombs, spacecraft, rollercoasters, and medical technologies – what do they all have in common? Engineers are to thank for inventing, designing, and building them!

Tomorrow's Engineers Week

Now in its eighth year, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (2nd-6th November), shines a spotlight on the incredible work of engineers and highlights to young people that engineering is a creative, problem solving, exciting career that improves the world around us.

From aerospace to agriculture, chemical to computer, marine to mechanical, and environmental to electrical – these are just a few of the many areas you could specialise in!

Two engineering professionals working in the industry

Our Engineering Centre of Excellence at Highfields Science Park offers large workshops with industry-standard equipment for a range of engineering disciplines. So, if you have a curious mind and enjoy figuring out how things work, an engineering course could be just what you’re looking for.

College Engineering Lecturer, John Wright, has worked in the industry for many years, starting out as an apprentice in 1977 and progressing through his career in sectors as wide as automotive and nuclear, including roles in domestic appliances, fasteners and even submarine propulsion equipment. 

Alongside teaching at the College, John now works part-time as a Technical & Quality Manager for a local engineering company. 

It’s my industry background and enjoyment of the career which I hope I bring to the classroom and to my students. Keeping my hand in the industry allows me to stay current and up-to-date with my knowledge and skills, which I can pass on to my students. 

I have seen many changes throughout my career, and it’s the nature of these changes and developments that keeps me excited about the industry. There are still great possibilities for engineers of the future, and these should be grabbed with both hands. 

 — John Wright
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  • 2nd November 2020 (9:00 AM)
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