Capula supports engineering challenge for students

Capula is pleased to support the ‘Young Engineer of the Year’ (YEOTY) competition led by KMF Group, the leading sheet metal fabricator and precision engineering firm. By participating in an exciting motorsport project, the project helps to develop STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) skills in students and encourage them into a career in engineering.

The project, which is now in its sixth year, challenges year 10 pupils to design, build and race an electric car kit and through sponsorship Capula is providing financial and resource support to students at the Discover Academy in Staffordshire.

“We are so pleased to be involved in a large-scale STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) project of this kind”, commented Steve Tellwright, HR Director at Capula. “The majority of our 20 young engineers involved in the programme are trained STEM Ambassadors and they are finding it really rewarding to work closely with the students by helping them build a single seat electric car for this challenge.”

Capula recognises the importance of attracting young talent to the industry and last year welcomed 13 young engineering recruits to the business, plus two placement students, the company’s highest intake in its 40+ year history. All trainees are encouraged to reach their potential and receive a mix of on-the-job training and theoretical learning at local colleges and universities where they undertake apprenticeship or foundation degree courses prior to completing their final degrees.

Future YEOTY project milestones include a race day at the Mallory Park motor racing circuit in June, where 24 schools will compete to get the fastest lap time, followed by an awards ceremony at the King's Hall in Staffordshire in July.

To find out more about the challenge, visit YEOTY

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