Young people and parents are being offered a behind the scenes insight into one of the world’s most successful engineering companies, based in Nottingham.
Greene, Tweed is opening its doors as part of a joint employer showcase event being organised with Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology (NUAST) on Wednesday, April 30th from 5.45pm to 8.00pm. Places must be booked in advanced.
Go to http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nuast-open-event-tickets-11218190911.
The innovative advanced engineering and manufacturing global company, which began in 1863, specialises in the aerospace, oil, petrochemical and power industries and is based in Ruddington Fields Business Park, Nottingham. It is one of 20 employers supporting NUAST, a new type of academy for 14 to 19-year-olds recruiting students for this September.
NUAST will offer GCSEs and A Levels alongside technical courses. The academy is being launched to address regional gaps in the engineering, science and information technology sectors in the East Midlands. The curriculum will have major input from employers to enable young people to gain a rounded education and train in the skills that businesses need.
At the showcase event, Greene,Tweed staff will give an insight into the company’s contribution to the world of engineering, talk to young people and parents about the careers opportunities and lead a tour of the premises. There will also be an opportunity to meet Principal Ailsa Gough and find out more about the qualifications and work based projects that learners will be involved in when they study at NUAST.
Ailsa Gough, NUAST Principal, said: “Our showcase events are a chance for parents and young people to meet the employers supporting our curriculum, and find out about the type of work students will be involved in and the future careers opportunities open to them when they study at NUAST. We are delighted that Greene,Tweed, an innovative company, is backing NUAST.”
Martin Johnson, Senior Recruiter, Greene, Tweed, said: “In line with our commitment to attract, develop and retain engaged and talented employees, we are more than excited to have the opportunity to partner with NUAST to promote engineering and manufacturing, and importantly to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities of future engineers.”
Greene,Tweed specialises in research, design and manufacturing, to solve critical industry challenges. The company’s products include engineering solutions to enable the oil and gas industry to expand into extreme environments and help the aerospace industry meet new energy efficiency targets by creating lighter aircraft through weight saving components.
Key milestones of its history include supplying seals, wrenches and hammers to the military during wartime. The company’s pioneering work in the 1960s resulted in them becoming a dominant force in the aerospace industry. Their seals have been used by clients including the United States Air Force.
NUAST is being built on Abbey Street, on the site of the former Dunkirk fire station. More than 20 global and regional employers are supporting NUAST by helping to shape the curriculum and its content, and developing industry and business projects. Other supporters include Toshiba, Rolls Royce, Siemens, Experian, Boots, Jacobs, Lindhurst Innovation Engineers, Sharpsmart and SASIE.
NUAST is co-sponsored by Sir Harry Djanogly through the Djanogly Learning Trust, and the University of Nottingham. Its lead employer sponsor is Toshiba. The academy is being built by BAM Construction, has been designed by Bond Bryan Architects and is funded by the Department for Education.
Places are still available for this September. Go to www.nuast.org.uk.