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Sunday, 29 May 2016
‘Engineers of the future’ got a hands-on experience with MG Motor’s upcoming SUV, the MG GS.
‘Engineers of the future’ got a hands-on experience with MG Motor’s upcoming SUV, the MG GS, at a local careers fair. Last year, colleagues from MG’s technical centre volunteered to work as ambassadors to close the skills gap that is currently affecting the UK engineering industry.
As part of this role, they took along MG’s GS augmented reality kit, to a career fair at Woodrush High School, which generated great interest from students and led to conversations about the work going on at the historic Longbridge site.
At the end of last year, the technical centre was approached by an organisation called STEMNET based at the University of Worcester. STEMNET aims to bring the application of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects to life by creating opportunities to inspire young people all over the UK in each subject. Nine employees stepped up to the plate, each volunteering to work with local schools and provide advice and guidance to help develop engineers of the future.
As part of their roles as volunteers, employees attend various STEM orientated events in a bid to boost the uptake of students on these types of courses. Figures published by the Confederation of British Industry show that, without enough well trained and highly skilled graduates and apprentices available to replace retiring engineers, 39% of businesses seeking employees with STEM skills are finding it difficult to recruit.
At the school’s careers fair, the technical centre volunteers were able to provide information about the work experience and internships that are on offer at MG Motor UK and SAIC Motor UK.
Chris Wooley, who is a STEM volunteer and works in the vehicle performance department, said: “As a STEM ambassador I feel I have the opportunity to share the knowledge and experience obtained throughout my career. My goal is to offer an insight into the world of engineering and provide guidance, inspiration and direction to the younger generation as they embark on their exciting journey.”
By getting involved, MG and the technical centre are aiming to have a demonstrable and positive impact, helping to address the STEM skills shortage and provide a vital link between employers and the workforce of tomorrow.