Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, December 22, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Independent educational charity The Smallpeice Trust has launched its new 2012 course timetable and is now seeking hundreds of 13 to 17 year old students to sample their taster engineering courses. Any student can apply to attend a wide range of subsidised four-day residential courses which take place at universities nationwide. Subjects include Engineering Construction, Engineering Experience, Mobile Communications, Nuclear Engineering, Railway Engineering and Structural Engineering. These are designed to attract students that have an interest or natural flair in Science, Maths, Design or Technology to consider a career in engineering.
The Smallpeice Trust will be running a Nuclear Marine Engineering course at Royal Navy base HMS Sultan in Portsmouth from 30th July to 2nd August 2012. Delivered in partnership with the Royal Navy and Babcock, this course gives fifty students the opportunity to work alongside professional engineers, and take part in practical workshops and lectures as well as spending time in laboratory learning about radiation and gamma ray spectroscopy.
Students will visit local sites including Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Alliance providing them with an exclusive insight into real-life engineering. Students will also be given the very real experience of staying on board HMS Bristol for the duration of their stay allowing for them to find out just what life is like as a Nuclear Marine Engineer.
All Smallpeice courses are linked to the National Curriculum and are designed to improve core skills such as team building, financial management, communication and problem solving. By attending one of our courses students will gain experience of university and working life that will accelerate their personal development and their potential for greater academic achievement.
The Nuclear Marine Engineering course, costs £175 for 4-days full board, all course materials and supervised social activities. Please note that only British Nationals will be accepted onto this course on the basis that it is being run at a military establishment. Course information and application forms can be accessed from www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk or by telephoning 01926 333200. Interested students are advised to apply early, as applications will be reviewed and places allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Notes to editors:
Media are invited to come along during the course to view the students in action contact The Smallpeice Trust if you would like to attend.
About The Smallpeice Trust:
The Smallpeice Trust is an independent charitable trust which promotes engineering as a career, primarily through the provision of residential courses for young people aged 13 to 18.
The Smallpeice Trust was founded in 1966 by Dr Cosby Smallpeice, a pioneering engineer and inventor of the Smallpeice Lathe. Following the stock market flotation of his company Martonair, Dr Smallpeice invested his energy and part of his personal fortune to set up the Trust to ensure that British industry could continuously benefit from his proven design and engineering philosophies: “Simplicity in design, economy in production.”
The Trust is now governed by an eminent board of non-executive trustees and members from a diverse range of engineering, industry, educational and professional bodies.
In the past academic year, The Smallpeice Trust has reached out to 18,175 young people through 37 different subsidised 4-day residential courses and 1-day in-school STEM Days. The Smallpeice Trust has also trained 674 teachers to enhance their delivery of STEM in the classroom.
A strong interface is maintained with industry, education and professional bodies that help to support, promote and develop the courses. Through these relationships the Trust is also able to provide a number of tailored or specialised courses.
For more information about The Smallpeice Trust visit www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk.