Millbrook sets out prove the value of engineering to teenage students

One of Millbrook's 12 engine test and development cells
One of Millbrook's 12 engine test and development cells
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STUDENTS, teachers and parents from Milton Keynes will be taken on a tour of one of Europe’s leading test and development facilities to fire their enthusiasm for automotive engineering.

Budding engineers, aged 14-18, from Walton High, Leon School and Sports College, Stantonbury and Milton Keynes Academy will be taking part in a See Inside Manufacturing event at Millbrook Proving Ground on September 11.

Kevin Moxey, group head of planning and business operations at Millbrook said: “This first hand insight into the different types of engineering careers will be invaluable to students who have an interest in engineering but are not quite sure how to apply their knowledge and skills in the commercial world.

“This event is designed to be interactive so that students feel comfortable asking our engineers about their jobs and their career paths. We also recognise the huge support students receive from both teachers and parents which is why this event is open to both.”

This is the second year Millbrook has supported the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills See Inside Manufacturing initiative.

The students’ schedule will include track tours, demonstrations and tours of the site including crash, powertrain and durability sections. They will witness world-class engineers in action and meet Millbrook’s apprentices, undergraduates and graduates who have already advanced successfully from education into the automotive industry.

Mr Moxey added: “Millbrook will continue to support the UK automotive industry and the government in meeting its objective to improve supply base, upgrade skills base and retain jobs.”

Millbrook Proving Ground covers 700 acres and 45 test tracks over a total of 5.5 miles. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information on how to register interest email: smmt@millbrook.co.uk