Stanford Coachworks are proud to support the governments initiative to increase awareness of the engineering industry. We have been invited to exhibit at an Engineer Showcase in Basildon on 14th July, in Basildon town centre. The event aim is to showcase the different paths into engineering, we are looking forward to attending the event and encouraging young local people to enter the industry and potentially consider a career in coach building. We will have one of our hand crafted minibuses on display alongside demos of other aspects of coach building from electrical components to seating and flooring.
2018 is the year of engineering s local MP Stephen Metcalfe is the government envoy for this campaign. The campaign is designed to encourage more people to join the industry and fill the skills gap the industry is tackling. There is a shortfall of 20000 graduates a year as well as a lack of diversity in the industry with the population of engineers consisting of a rate of 91% male and 94% white.
The campaign statement outlines the years objective –
The Year of Engineering is a government campaign which celebrates the world and wonder of engineering. Working in engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative. We need the next generation of innovators and problem solvers to join the industry and help shape the future of the world we live in. Over the course of the year, you have the chance to take a closer look at engineering and the variety of opportunities on offer. Get to know one of the UK’s most innovative industries with open days, talks and activities happening across the country. If you want to know more about engineering, or see what’s happening near you, visit yearofengineering.gov.uk or search #YoE on Twitter.
There are several events throughout the year to raise awareness and Stanfords are happy to be taking part in one of these events. The engineering event taking place Basildon will include a number of local businesses and show visitors the various paths they can take when choosing a career in engineering. At Stanford Coachworks we are always looking for individuals to join our team. Our coach builders need a unique set of skills to create our vehicles.
Come and visit us on the 14th July and speak to us about a career at Stanford Coachworks.