We were pleased to welcome students from Silverstone UTC recently to our Northampton head quarters. They are all studying their Level 3 extended diploma BTEC Engineering and keen to see what an automation company does. It was the clear the group was bristling with budding engineers and they had been given a good grounding on STEM subjects. Some came armed with some searching questions about engineering career opportunities in automation.
After a short introduction to both Festo and pneumatics they carried out practical workshops including the difference between a pneumatic cylinder and a Festo Fluid Muscle. A tour around the Festo display area and further more complicated pneumatic circuit workshops.
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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