Whilst this course is a mixed one for Yrs 11- 12, there is a need to increase interest from females in this area of engineering. With the demand for rail transport is increasing, this means that a new generation of railway engineers is needed to meet tomorrow’s challenges. These engineers will need a range of skills to deal with technology from traditional heavy engineering to cutting-edge digital technologies. This four-day residential course, sponsored by Siemens Mobility Limited, aims to give you an insight into the challenges and opportunities that the rail industry has to offer.
Working in the rail industry can be an exciting and rewarding career, and the course is intended to ‘shine a light’ on some of the opportunities that it offers. You’ll learn about many of the key challenges that the UK rail network, in particular, is facing, and get an insight into topics including vehicle crashworthiness, aerodynamics and advanced train control (i.e. the modern version of signalling that controls train movements around the network). It will also cover more general skills including instrumentation and computer programming, and there is ample opportunity for creative thinking, as well as the chance to develop your practical skills using hand and power tools. You will develop your team working and project management skills, and even your ability to promote yourself and your ideas by developing marketing material and manning a stand at a mini trade show.
The course will help your CV to ‘stand out from the crowd’, and hopefully get you on the fast track with a career in railway engineering.