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Last Chance for Summer Engineering Courses with the Smallpeice Trust

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, May 27, 2012 --( Students interested in learning about careers in engineering, design and technology are running out of time to book for this summer’s residential courses provided by educational charity The Smallpeice Trust. The closing date of 31st May is fast approaching and many of the courses are already fully booked. Limited places are available on the following courses:

Year 9 Engineering Experience, Askham Bryan College York, 9th-12th July:
Working with engineers from leading companies across the UK students will get to solve real engineering challenges. This popular ‘foundation course’ is perfect for those who want to find out more about engineering and the exciting career opportunities available.

Year 9 Marine Technology: University of Southampton, 10th-13th July:
Working with experienced marine engineers students will take part in a series on hands-on workshops that will provide students with a practical insight into the field. Students will also visit to a local business to discover the role of cutting-edge marine technology in the modern workplace.

Year 9 Railway Engineering: Askham Bryan College York, 30th July - 2nd August:
This course provides students with a real insight into careers in this fast moving sector. Cutting across many disciplines, it explores the design, construction and operation of railways and gives a valuable insight into what our future railways could look like.

Year 11 Low Carbon Energy Challenge: Newcastle University 23rd-26th July:
The move towards a lower carbon economy requires us to develop a portfolio of low carbon energy technologies for the electricity, heat and transport markets. This course introduces students to the wide reaching opportunities in this fast changing sector.

Students wishing to gain a better understanding of what’s involved in a career in engineering can apply a place on one of these courses by visiting the Smallpeice Trust website at

Notes to editors:

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
Contact Information
The Smallpeice Trust:
Gemma Murphy
+44(0)1926 333214
or contact:
Hayley Charlesworth
Marketing Support Officer
Tel: 01926 333206
Fax: 01926 333202

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