Aldercar students get hands on with lego

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Derbyshire based Engineering Company Cullum Detuners have been working closely with a local school on an exciting project which promotes young engineering talent.

A scale model of a gas turbine acoustic package made from Lego has been designed and built by a group of 10 students from Aldercar Community Language College with the help from Cullum young engineers David Langwade, Phil Attewell and Liam Eyre.

It has been a very successful approach to demonstrate to the students how an engineering project progresses from concept to final handover including, design, drawing issues, material availability and working to deadlines.

David Langwade commented “It is a way in which we can work with potential young engineers on a more informal basis while still observing them on their team leader skills and working with others. This enables us to spot potential new engineers that we may take on as apprentices.

“Project Lego has been instrumental in developing the ‘Grow Our Own’ initiative to cultivate future engineers.

“It works on both levels in that we are able to spot individual engineering talent early and the schools know that they can tap into our business expertise.

“We realise there is great importance in trying to encourage young people towards a career in engineering and see the ‘Grow Our Own’ projects such as this as a major step forward in promoting engineering and apprenticeships.”

The students have shown great enthusiasm for all aspects of the project.

Kyrie Straw commented “It has been a massive pleasure to work with such a successful company,

“I have had an amazing experience and I have been able to see what it would be like to be an engineer in real life”