Within the business supplement – slap-bang in the middle of the paper – I had a double page spread titled ‘Students Looking Into Careers in Engineering’.
Welcoming The Bishop of Durham for the ‘Low Carbon Engineering Excellence Event’, we saw Darlington students see the benefits of this emerging industry.
The event, led by ‘Foundation For Jobs’, is one of the many activities that this initiative is running with the aim of helping combat the high levels of unemployment amongst 16-24 year olds here in Darlington.
The engineering sector is going through a challenging time with a major skills shortage and it seemed sensible to awaken the potential of this industry to our younger generation.
The event welcomed leading low-carbon companies including international low-carbon engine makers Cummins and Japanese electric car manufacturer Nissan who produced engaging engineering demonstrations to illustrate the fun side of the industry.
Without doubt the event was a success leaving the students with a new-found passion for engineering. One student stated ‘I am interested in engineering as a career and I’ll be thinking about my GCSE’s soon, so this has been useful’
Lingfield Point understands this emerging market and the potential this gives our younger generation. Using renewable engineering and energy in our future masterplan, we hope that this industry will bring additional employment opportunities to Darlington. With a business park providing unique office space and employment to over 2000 employees, we recognise that our future lies with our next generation and its important to ensure we capture their imagination with these excitintg developments.
Overall the event was a great success and we were proud to host it here at Lingfield Point.
Keep your eyes peeled for our future engineers in action!