“Pupils Rise to the Challenge of a Future in Engineering”

Well done to Chiltern Chamber members Silverson Machines Ltd and Buckinghamshire Skills Hub for organising an engaging engineering challenge for Year 10 students.

The challenge consisted of working alongside Silverson apprentices for five days to build a machine to propel a water balloon the furthest distance.

Silverson reports that, having struggled to recruit apprentices last year, this challenge was oversubscribed, and it has received a number of enquiries about the next apprenticeship intake in September 2016.

This was an example of OppsinBucks and the Skills Hub, helping a business to connect with educators and young people.

You can read more here: Pupils rise to the challenge of a future in engineering – Bucks Advertiser & Examiner March 3rd 2016.