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Scarborough Engineering Week promises a fun engineering discovery day for teenagers

12 September 2011

For the third year running, Scarborough's leading precision engineering companies are organising a fun event aimed at teenage students considering careers in engineering. Scarborough Engineering Week 2011 takes place at The Scarborough Spa from October 10 - 12. Exhibits include innovative engineering from the past and present - and hopefully the future as well.

For instance, there will be a wooden 1920s coach - rebuilt by apprentices - a modern Formula 1 racing car and speedy JCB Fastrac off-road vehicles, plus a preview of the 'Angelic Bulldog' motorcycle that's being built to try and break the world land speed record.

The event will also feature many other prestigious engineering exhibits including robotic arms, mechanical design software, laser systems for scanning and marking, power generators, and a simulator for a subsea 'remote operated vehicle'.

Advisors from the local engineering companies, and the locally based education business partnership NYBEP will also be on hand to talk to students.

The event is being organised by the metalworking machine maker Unison, supported by automobile manufacturers Plaxton and Bluebird Vehicles, and the Yorkshire Coast College. Sirius Minerals - currently investigating the feasibility of potash mine in the Whitby and Scarborough area - is also sponsoring the exhibition.

"Scarborough is a regional centre of excellence for industrial engineering - with many world-leading brands - and there are lots of opportunities for apprentices and graduates," says Unison's Alan Pickering. "I know that I could grow my company even faster if there was a larger pool of engineering talent available, and we hope this event will show both how exciting and rewarding an engineering career can be."

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