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Bright careers in pipeline for school pupils.

AN engineering firm is helping to find the bright engineering minds of the future in the North East by sponsoring a challenge for local schoolchildren.

Engineering staff from UKbased Doosan Babcock are mentoring five students from Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College, in North Tyneside, as part of the Engineering Education Scheme (EES), which aims to enhance science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) opportunities for young people.

The scheme, which aligns closely to the company's CSR Education initiative to promote STEM, brings together students, teachers, charity mentors and Doosan Babcock's engineers to deliver a six-month hands-on programme.

Running from October 2014 to March 2015, the students have been set the technical challenge of successfully measuring and implementing an insulation solution for closely aligned pipe works operating at high temperatures.

Reg Rudd, training manager for nuclear services at Doosan Babcock, said: "While the task they undertake is important, it's the wider understanding of how an engineering project runs that makes this such a great learning experience for the students.

"They have to work effectively as a team to provide a solution."

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 8, 2014
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