Students to get a taste of engineering

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FAREHAM College has encouraged local engineering employers to take on new apprentices.

The college, in Bishopsfield Road, sent out the message at its recent ‘Business Briefing’ event, which focused on the importance of young people finding jobs.

Businesses including BAE Systems, GE Aviation, Leverage through Learning and Isentropic attended the event last week.

A replica of the Super Sonic Car, which currently holds the land speed record of 763mph, which is currently being constructed at the college, was on show for attendees.

The evening was part of the college’s partnership with Apprentices for Business, which gives businesses the opportunity to recruit apprentices at a low cost. Fareham Borough Council worked with Apprentices for Business this summer and recruited 14 apprentices as a result.

Claire Middleton, business development manager, said: ‘The event was well attended. It reinforced the message that we must get more young people interested in engineering through school and apprenticeships.’