Twelve Year 9 students recently took part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) event for ‘Women in Engineering’ hosted by Niftylift at its World Headquarters in Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes.
The all-female event was organised in recognition of the national Women in Engineering Day, which took place on Tuesday 23rd of June, to break-down traditional engineering stereotypes and encourage young females to study and work in engineering roles.
Niftylift’s event was aimed at female students interested in STEM subjects, to show them some of the career opportunities available to them within the design, engineering and manufacturing industries.
The morning included tours of Niftylift’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, engineering-themed activities such as CAD drawing and manufacturing their own fidgit toy, a hydaulics exercise, working on production assembly tasks as well as talks from Niftylift’s female staff members, as they described their roles at Niftylift.
Founded as recently as 1985, Niftylift has grown to be one of the world’s leading manufacturers of mobile elevated work platforms, with over 550 employees in the UK and USA.
The event was a great success and feedback from the students was really positive.
Categories: Careers Senior School STEM Year 9