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Joy of Engineering – Careers in engineering

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Join NPL for the next installment of its MMN quarterly event series, the ‘Joy of Engineering’ event on 16 October at the 3M BIC. The morning session will focus on engaging young people and promoting careers in engineering and in the evening, businesses can also learn more about the benefits of employing graduates and post graduates. The University of Huddersfield guest speaker will discuss ‘Smart Textiles’ and how it can be applied to the local industry.

Local college students are invited to come along in the morning, from 10am to 12noon, to find out more about careers in engineering.  Case studies will highlight how engineering is challenging, creative and exciting and will present their own stories of working in the world of engineering. Activities will run throughout the day, including virtual reality, and drones and NPL’s very own “Robot Wars” robot.  The University of Huddersfield’s Project HARE (Racing car) and Project HAWK (Drone) will also be on show.

The usual MMN members meeting will take place from 4:30-6pm (the fun activities from the day will still be on show).  Professor Goshwami will talk about ‘Smart Textiles’ otherwise known as ‘Sensors in Textiles’ and the innovation that this can bring to a historic West Yorkshire industry. Don’t think itchy, scratchy wool that granny used to knit, think composite, novel fibres, diverse applications and sensors.

Learn more about the benefits of hiring a graduate and introducing new creative, innovative thoughts and ideas into your business. Listen to the first-hand experience of a young engineer and find out more about the benefits that postgraduates can bring and the funding options to make this more affordable.

NPL is also looking to launch a cohort of Apprentices in Huddersfield in early in 2019; this is your opportunity to listen to the plan and give your opinions.

Speakers will include:

  • Andrew Hebden – Smart Textiles’ (University of Huddersfield)
  • Harvey Kangley – Being a Young Engineer/’Experiences of a graduated Engineer
  • Leah Chapman – Benefits of postgraduates in Business
  • John Turland – Metrology & Quality Engineer Apprentices trained in Huddersfield

To register for the student event, go to

To register for the Members evening, go to

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