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Bolton School Engineering Day

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Friday 17th October, 9am to 4pm

Bolton School is hosting an Engineering Day for Year 10 to Year 13 pupils in the local area this October. Guests from industry and higher education will be in school to speak to interested students about a range of engineering careers and the various routes into them.

Former Tomorrow’s World presenter Kate Bellingham will open the day with a keynote address about careers using science, technology and mathematics. This will be followed by more specific thirty-minute sessions. The speakers will talk about their career history, explain what their job entails, and outline the essential skills and qualities required; they will also give advice about possible paths into their particular career. Higher education representatives will also be present to talk about specific degree courses, work placements, and will be able to discuss the job opportunities available after graduation.

The confirmed list of speakers so far includes:

Dr Ian McConvey
Chemical Engineer at McConvey Consultants Ltd

Chemical Engineering

Rachel E Egan
Exterior Body & Trim Product Development Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover


Jamie R Laundon
Senior Technologist at the BBC


Russell Howard
Race Staff

Opportunities in Motorsport

Geoff Pearson
Nuclear Engineer at AMEC

Clean Energy

Gary Leeke
Lecturer at Birmingham University

Chemical Engineering

Shakti Patel
Undergraduate at Loughborough University and winner of the Industrial Placement Aeronautical Engineering Leadership Advanced Award

What is it like to study Aeronautical Engineering?

Paul Shepley
Lecturer at Emmanuel College Cambridge


Gary Owen
Lecturer at the University of Bolton

Motorsport Performance Engineering

Nigel Austin
Apprenticeship Provider at BAE Systems

Aeronautical Engineering

Groups of pupils from schools in the local area have been invited to attend.

If you would like to register your interest, please contact Mrs Christine Sutcliffe (Careers Assistant) by email: csutcliffe@boltonschool.org.


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Students listen to a speaker in the Arts Centre Old Girl Shakti Patel will be one of the speakers

Old Girl Shakti Patel will be one of the speakers