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Students learn about getting into engineering through visit to top car maker

PUBLISHED: 12:34 14 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:21 14 May 2018

Jessica McNaughon, a student at East Norfolk Sixth Form College, programming a robotic arm at Jaguar Land Rover. Picture: ANDREW UNDERWOOD

Jessica McNaughon, a student at East Norfolk Sixth Form College, programming a robotic arm at Jaguar Land Rover. Picture: ANDREW UNDERWOOD

ANDREW UNDERWOOD

Aspiring car makers got to learn how to get into the industry during a special visit.

Year 12 students from Norfolk visited Birmingham-based Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Birmingham.

Pupils came from Gorleston’s East Norfolk Sixth Form College, College of West Anglia in King’s Lynn and Wisbech, University Technical College Norfolk in Norwich, City College Norwich, and Hellesdon High in Norwich.

The visit was organised by Take Your Place – a programme which looks to improve the aspirations and progression of teenagers from Year 9-13 into higher education.

Andy Underwood, Higher Education Champion for Take Your Place, said: “The intention behind this visit is to help familiarise year 12 students with the opportunities available within engineering and the different pathways to a rewarding career within the sector.”

He added: “For many this would have been their first opportunity to visit such an iconic employer and a Russell Group university.”

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