We were pleased to welcome pupils from Stantonbury Campus in Milton Keynes to our Northampton head quarters. They are studying for their GCSE in Engineering and keen to see what an automation company does.
After a short introduction to both Festo and pneumatics they carried out a practical workshop on the difference between a pneumatic cylinder and a Festo Fluid Muscle. A tour around the Festo display area and a look at Modular Production System rigs that we use for training our apprentices were topped by a second, more complicated workshop.
They were very interested in how they could progress in careers in engineering and we talked about our apprentice programme at Festo.
Festo are firmly committed to inspiring and developing young engineers for the future. This encompasses support of local schools, colleges and universities within a variety of programs and events.
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