Engineering an insight into an exciting career!

Engineering Exhibition at The Spa,left to right Corey Leddon and Joshua Davey enjoy experimenting at the show..Picture Richard Ponter 114118a
Engineering Exhibition at The Spa,left to right Corey Leddon and Joshua Davey enjoy experimenting at the show..Picture Richard Ponter 114118a

ASPIRING Scarborough students could have engineered themselves a new career move thanks to a huge roadshow in the town.

Scarborough Engineering Week continued yesterday, with youngsters queuing up to savour technical and creative exhibits at the Spa.

Engineering Exhibition at The Spa,left to right Alan Pickering from Unison with Will Heaps viewing the designs...Picture Richard Ponter 114118c

Engineering Exhibition at The Spa,left to right Alan Pickering from Unison with Will Heaps viewing the designs...Picture Richard Ponter 114118c

Designed to attract businesses to show off their work, the week aims to grab youngsters; attention to a career in engineering.

Companies from across the globe have descended upon the town for the event to broaden pupil’s horizons and offer an insight into the profession.

The exhibitors include Perry Slingsby Systems, who are showing off a robotic arm, and FARO, which has a 3D laser gun for people to sample.

A Steward Grand Prix Formula One car, other robots and mechanical diggers are also on display.

Other companies involved in the event include Castle Employment Agency, Yorkshire Coast College, York Potash, NYnet and Offshore Wind.

Scarborough company Plaxton also showed off its restored 1929 Leyland Tiger bus, which will take part in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Parade in London.

Peter Wilkinson, a co-ordinator for the event, said: “There is lots of encouragement for young minds.

“It is important for Scarborough to have a sustainable future in the niche market of 21st century engineering.”