Nissan inspires next generation at Sunderland site

Nissan hosted more than 1,700 pupils at a two-week Schools Engineering event at its Sunderland site.

Children from 35 schools took the opportunity to hear and learn about the world of engineering, before putting their budding skills into practice in a team challenge to build a marble rollercoaster – using paper and sticky tape.

Adam Pennick, vice president, manufacturing, at Nissan Sunderland, said: “There is no better way to be inspired by the world of engineering and manufacturing than to see it up close, first hand. This is a fantastic event, which challenges youngsters to think as engineers and which helps shape their future career plans. I know, because we have members of the team now working at the plant who were inspired by the Skills Foundation.

“We at Nissan Sunderland are delighted to invest in the next generation of talent because the school children of today are our world class automotive workforce of tomorrow. I hope we will be welcoming more than a few of the pupils who took part in this event back to our plant in the years ahead.”

The aim of the School Engineering event is to inspire young people to think about a career in the engineering and manufacturing industry, giving school children the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom and advance their science, technology, engineering and maths skills.