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Offering a Pathway into Engineering

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SMS takes great pride in fostering talented individuals, and supporting them on their way into an engineering career. Most recently, we have shared first impressions from our apprenticeship programme in our blog post (if you haven’t seen it yet, you can read all about Jake’s journey here). It is great to see the passion and the hunger to learn that our new starters bring into the company, and we think it is important to fuel that interest from an early age.

Hence, we were delighted to support an initiative organised by Bob Beard from the NEXUS Engineering Training Centre last Friday, the 3rd of November. In the afternoon, SMS was host to four groups of Year 11 students from Lynn Grove Academy, Sir John Leman High School and East Norfolk Sixth Form, who were on a ‘Pathways into Engineering’ walking tour of companies located on the Beacon Park Estate.

Each group stayed with us for approximately 15 minutes, during which they were given a brief talk and a quick tour around the workshop, where we explained what SMS does. In particular, they were given insights into how a Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) functions, and also had a chance to go inside the unit.

We are also proud to announce that SMS is soon going to lend its reputable name to one of the classrooms in the NEXUS Engineering Training Centre. This forms part of a bigger initiative aiming to make secondary schoolchildren coming through the centre more aware of engineering opportunities in the local area, and as a strong employer we are thrilled to support this endeavour.

For more insights into apprenticeships opportunities at SMS, keep an eye out on our website, and follow our blog to take part in our current apprentices’ journeys as they unfold.





















Inspecting the HPU





















7 Nov, 2017