Guardian recently become involved in a local initiative run by Engineering Education Scheme Wales that encourages school pupils to consider careers in engineering through a range of interesting activities
Back in October 2012, Jim Flood, Guardian’s Sustaining Engineering Manager, provided A Level students at Brynteg Comprehensive School an engineering project to work on over a 5 month period.
The project brief was to design and manufacture a suitable vibration jig fitted with an accelerometer, capable of testing Guardian’s tools to our rigorous specifications.
The team submitted a formal report and mounted an exhibition of their work, including a fully functional prototype vibration jig, at the Celtic Manor Hotel, Newport. The team presented their findings to a panel of professional engineers and judges. Out of the 66 schools that exhibited, Brynteg did extremely well and the project was nominated for two awards. We are pleased to announce they won first prize in one of the categories – Best Overall Team Performance
Jim Flood said; “It was a pleasure to collaborate with the team from Brynteg on this project. I was very impressed with the high quality work they produced and with their overall level of professionalism. The competition was of the highest quality and to win first prize in one of the categories was testament to the hard work all of the team put into the project.”
Everyone at Guardian looks forward to continuing to support local pupils and any efforts to increase their interest in engineering as a career.