I have been part of the ‘Industrial Cadets Gold Award’ project by the EDT for the past 16 weeks. Our programme wraps up this week, and it has given me the opportunity to cogitate on this experience.
There aren’t a lot of engineering work experience opportunities for sixth form students, so I wanted to acknowledge and highlight the advantages of this scheme.
Any school in the UK can put forward a team of six students. The group is then assigned a company to work with. My team worked with Martin-Baker, a company that produces ejection seats and other safety related equipment for aircrafts. We were assigned a mentor from the company, and then set a brief for our project by our client. This year the whole scheme took place online. It was an arduous commitment: we had to meet once a week, attend development sessions, and present our final solutions in a presentation,…
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