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12th Aug, 2022

Students visit Rugby aerospace specialist for insight into careers, technologies and skills

AN AEROSPACE specialist and one of Rugby’s largest employers welcomed a group of secondary school students for an insight into the careers, technologies and skills of the manufacturing sector.

Prior to the end of term, Year 10 students from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College visited LISI Aerospace as part of national manufacturing day 2022.

The Butlers Leap business, which specialises in aerospace fasteners and structural components, offered the students an insight into the manufacturing processes.

The students’ day started in the boardroom where they learned about the company’s origins, growth and transformation, as well as finding out about the range of components produced on the site.

They were then issued with protective equipment before heading off on a factory tour – including a visit to the robotics training room where they were given a demonstration by the company’s maintenance apprentice.

Throughout the visit the students had opportunity to ask question and learn about routes into engineering and the manufacturing sectors.

Headteacher Alison Davies said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to visit a local employer and to learn more about careers and opportunities in engineering.

“We are grateful to LISI Aerospace for opening their doors and allowing our students to visit their state-of-the-art facilities to learn more about this growing and fast developing employment sector.”

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