Undergraduate engineering students explore careers in industry at site visits

20 December 2023

Students visiting BOC in Southampton
Students visiting BOC in Southampton
Students visiting Teledyne in Chelmsford
Students visiting Teledyne in Chelmsford

During the recent Skills and Employability Week, several groups of engineering students signed up for visits to various sites across the country.

Students visited sites run by Rolls Royce, BOC and Teledyne.

At the Rolls Royce Heritage Site students saw aero-engines from World Wars 1 and 2 and cutting edge engines which use clean energy to combat the power needs of our planet.

BOC is a Linde company extracting and transporting gas for industry. The chemical engineering students on this trip got to see the large gas separation tanks and try their hands at some experiments themselves.

At the Teledyne site in Chelmsford, students heard from engineers about space imaging devices, and got to see the Teledyne imaging chips that took the famous Hubble Space Telescope images.

These trips were part of our Skills & Employability week which happens in week seven every term, and gives students access to employers, and information about careers and industry.

Our Industrial Site Visit Programme takes our undergraduates to the employers and gives them a chance to explore engineering sectors and engineering roles. In 2023 we offered over 200 places on Industrial Site Visits to students.

Contact:Ayden Wilkes

Updated by: Ayden Wilkes