EESW project provides real engineering challenges for first year A-Level Physics students

A team of A-Level Physics students from Swansea has won Best Overall Team Performance from The Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) for developing a novel solution for Schaeffler UK’s engine component manufacturing plant in South Wales. “The attraction of participating in EESW projects,” says Derrick Lewis, Technical Manager at Schaeffler UK, “is that Year 12 A-Level students actually get an opportunity to solve a real life engineering problem. They get the chance to really make a difference, which is challenging and exciting for them.” Established in 1955, Schaeffler’s manufacturing plant in Llanelli produces high precision engine components for the automotive market. The plant has been a key supporter of EESW (The Engineering Education Scheme Wales) since the scheme’s introduction across Wales in 2007. The plant is a ‘link’ company for EESW and so each year devotes time and resources in helping to advise and guide students on their chosen projects. “By giving students a positive experience working with professional engineers in a real life working industrial environment, the EESW projects demonstrate to the students that science and maths subjects are diverse and stimulating and can provide intellectually challenging careers,”continues Lewis. As a nationwide scheme in Wales, EESW (The Engineering Education Scheme Wales) is helping to enlighten young people about the challenges and opportunities presented by Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. This is carried out each year through a project involving schools across Wales and industry. The aim is to encourage these students to study STEM courses in further or higher education and to take an interest in a career in engineering. The scheme operates through local companies...

Control Techniques sponsors UK engineering undergraduates

Control Techniques in Newtown, Powys, Wales, has recently sponsored three students through Electrical Engineering degrees. All three students have now taken up permanent positions at Control Techniques. The students: Iain Riddell, Daniel Galert and Mark Towers, were sponsored via the E3 Academy.   E3 Students receive a scholarship of £2,500 a year during each year of their degree course, and are guaranteed an eight week summer vacation work placement where they earn another £2,500. The sponsorship is provided by a number of UK-based companies such as Control...
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