Young people across Staffordshire and Derbyshire will gain insight to the diverse range of careers available in automotive manufacturing as Toyota Manufacturing UK (TMUK) visits local schools as part of the government’s ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiative.
Launched in March 2011 by the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, the initiative aims to challenge perceptions of the manufacturing sector while encouraging more young people to take up Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, to boost the UK’s skills base.
Toyota employees will visit seven local schools in the Derby and Burton region over the next two weeks. Students will be given the opportunity to take part in a number of hands-on training activities and given insight to the exciting and highly skilled career opportunities that modern manufacturing offers.
Tony Walker, TMUK Deputy Managing Director said, “Toyota welcomes initiatives designed to promote a greater recognition of the contribution and importance of manufacturing to the UK economy. The ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiative complements our existing activities aimed at engaging with young people to encourage and inspire them to be the next generation of engineers.”