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Helping to attract the engineers of the future

Helping to attract the engineers of the future
Sharing in Growth encouraging engineers of the future

At Sharing in Growth our vision is: Developing highly valued manufacturing for this generation and the next.

And we strive on a daily basis to improve the knowledge, skills and capability of people currently working in the UK aerospace supply chain.

But we’ve also been contributing to developing the engineers of the future.

Throughout this summer term, 12 Sharing in Growth directors, managers and coaches have been working with pupils at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy in Alvaston, Derby, to help them improve their maths skills. The Sharing in Growth team also acted as mentors and ambassadors for careers in engineering and aerospace, answering questions and sharing their wide-ranging experiences in industry.

The weekly visits were part of the Numbers Partners programme and organised by Business in the Community’s The Prince’s Responsible Business Network.

To reward the 24 pupils for their hard work and inspire the engineers of the future, Sharing in Growth hosted a visit to the Rolls-Royce Learning and Development Centre in Derby. They toured the heritage centre and apprentice academy, meeting apprentices, visiting the workshops and study Rolls-Royce engines up close.

Said Sharing in Growth business transformation coach James Shipton: “The pupils had a brilliant time, not only hearing from the Young Apprentices aged between 14 and 16 who are currently still at school and attend Rolls-Royce one day a week, but also the adult apprentices. It helped them see the link between school, apprenticeships and the world of work. The pupils’ reaction was wonderful and it was a real privilege for us to be able to pull it together.”

Sharing in Growth encouraging engineers of the future
Sharing in Growth encouraging engineers of the future