Students inspired by UK automotive’s specialist engineering sector

05 July 2012 #SMMT News

Supporting government’s See Inside Manufacturing initiative, and run in conjunction with MIA and National Motorsport Week, M-Sport opened its doors to some of Europe’s most promising and enthusiastic young talent. Twenty aspiring young people attended an engineering seminar at the company’s headquarters at Dovenby Hall in Cumbria.

Following a behind-the-scenes tour of M-Sport’s state-of-the-art facility, attendees had the chance to put their questions to some of M-Sport’s most experienced engineers including those specialising in engines, design and race set-up.

“It has been an awesome experience. It was very cool to get a very different, one-off insight into a company like M-Sport and see just how much goes into preparing each car before each event,” said Jonathan Lanham-Parker, MSc in Motorsport Engineering from Oxford Brookes University.

“The knowledge was way beyond what I had expected to gain from the tour, and the Q&A with the engineers made me realise that I definitely want to pursue a career in the industry.”

“The whole day was a great insight into how a motorsport team operates on a daily basis. Especially with the tour of the workshop, you just don’t realise how much preparation goes into each car,” said Sarah Bell, student of Mechanical Engineering and Design with Nuclear Related Technology, University of Central Lancaster.

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