As a headline event of the 2013 Global Manufacturing Festival and building on the success of the first 2 Get Up To Speed events in 2011 and 2012, which attracted over 2,000 young people, families and teachers this is an event not to be missed.
Event open between 10:00am to 06:30 pm (allow up to 2 hours to see all exhibits and activities)
It is a chance to see some of the fastest vehicles, innovations and people on earth all in one place. Learn about how their success has been achieved and the fundamental role design, engineering and manufacturing have played in that success.
You’ll be surprised just how many of these couldn’t have happened without innovation, design, engineering and manufacturing talent and resources based in the Sheffield City Region.
Demonstrating the regions commitment to future skills and opportunities over 30 local engineering and manufacturing companies will be exhibiting at the event and explaining career opportunities within their businesses. There will be opportunity to meet their apprentices and graduates, find out what it’s like to work in the sector and what skills and qualifications are needed.
This event is specifically designed for young people, their families and teachers to see some of the vehicles and innovations first hand, hear from and talk to those involved in their successes.
World Water Speed Record Challenge Boat – measuring approx 12 metres by 4 metres
3D Virtual Reality Centre including virtual Jet engine
MARUSSIA RACING FORMULA 1 SHOWCAR
Also try your hand at a range of activities; including racing in the Formula 1 simulator, flying quadcopters, using a kinetic controlled robotic arm, scaring yourself on the skeleton bobsleigh simulator (as seen on BBCs Question of Sport) and learn more about how design and engineering play a part in many different aspects of life from food manufacturing to football plus much more…
Also visit the “work-wise Apprentice Shed” sponsored by Barclays, and see some of the engineering projects being undertaken by local school, college and university students and learn about career routes into the industry from training providers. Oh, and there’s also an opportunity for you to have your picture taken with the Barclay’s Premier League Trophy which will be on show at the event.
In addition a number of leading local engineering and manufacturing businesses will be exhibiting at the event and explaining career opportunities within their companies. You can talk to their apprentices, find out what its like to work in the sector, what skills and qualifications you will need and who knows, one day play a part in helping achieve some future world records.