If you are a student who loves science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects and you're in Year 11, 12 or 13 you're probably wondering what route whether as an apprentice or at university you might want to take to help you into a STEM career? Likewise you may be wondering what skills engineers use to solve problems in the real world? And finally you might be thinking how do I challenge myself to get those skills, so I can solve those problems to?
If you are asking any of those or similar questions the EDT Skills Camp is designed for you!
Based on 30 years experience of running the popular Engineering Education Scheme, EDT Skills Camp offers young people the chance to work on an exciting weeklong real life engineering challenge working alongside mentors from leading engineering companies.
EDT Skills Camp is set up to replicate working in a commercial engineering project team. Through a structured project timetable and the support of the engineering mentor (who will act as a project manager) the students will be introduced to the skills needed to complete an engineering project. These include:
- Project management
- Engineering decision making
- Technical skills
- Team work
- Communication etc
The project ends with each group doing a 10 minute presentation/pitch to a group of engineering managers on their project and recommendations. A small group of engineering managers will assess and this will be followed by a graduation event.
Alongside developing core engineering employability skills the students will learn about apprentice and graduate career pathways. Students will gain a silver level Industrial Cadets accreditation
Skills Camp in Farnborough will run from Monday 23rd - Friday 27th October at Farnborough College of Technology, Boundary Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, Gu14 6SB.
The Scotland Skills Camp will run from Monday 16th – Friday 20th October at BAE Systems’ Scotstoun site: 1471 South Street, Glasgow, G14 0XN. (FULLY BOOKED)
October Skills Camp will be funded by BAE Systems.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 83,100 people worldwide. Their wide-ranging products and services cover air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology and support services. BAE Systems education programme in the UK is designed to challenge stereotypes and excite young people about careers in science and engineering. They actively support education and skills development in schools and colleges across its global business, as well as offering an exciting range of graduate undergraduate and apprentice opportunities.
Download our Farnborough Skills Camp flyer: skills_camp_flyer.pdf