As part of our commitment to get more young people interested in Engineering and join the industry, Hornbill have set up a scheme to offer young people to join us for work experience during school holidays.
Our first work experience candidate, Jay joined us for 3 days in the autumn half term.
Following a health and safety induction, our Workshop Manager, Richard Manley, gave Jay a sketch for a panel which he took to the design department. Jay was shown the basics of AutoCAD and converted his sketch into a cad drawing.
The following day he took his cad drawing into the panel workshop to build. The workshop staff showed Jay how to measure, cut, mark, drill and tap and fix the items to a steel back plate as his drawing showed. He connected cables to components and we connected the components to a 24v power supply.
When Jay pressed the button on the front of his panel it caused a chain of events resulting in a lamp being illuminated.
Jay showed great potential and picked up what he was shown quickly. Hopefully the experience with Hornbill will inspire Jay to continue on his journey into engineering.
‘This was a great experience for Hornbill and Jay. It is a great incentive and commitment from our engineering teams to get more young people into the industry.’ Jess Phillips, Business Development Manager.
If you are still in school and would like to apply for work experience with Hornbill, please email Carol Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org