During Pre-University Week, a group of 11 Lower Sixth Physics and DT students travelled to Delphi Diesel Systems in Stonehouse. This ‘local’ engineering company has a global footprint, with many sites throughout the world, including in China, Europe, and the USA. It is well recognised as a leader in its field of delivering fuel injections systems for commercial vehicle manufacturers.
The students took part in an activity that involved assembling dozens of small components to make a single fuel injector - a task usually given to prospective employees during their interview process. There is only one correct assembly process and the first group to finish were Jamie Orme (L6, S), Tom Maclaren (L6, S), Ed Courtman (L6, NH) and Laurie Davies (L6, S) (pictured).
Mr Steve Rice commented, “The students really enjoyed the presentation given and a tour of the manufacturing, development and testing areas of the factory. They also took the opportunity to speak to two young engineers at the company, discovering how passionate they are about the success of the company and how involved they are in its development. This is a great example of what an engineering course could lead to after university.”