July 10, 2012 11.08 am This story is over 136 months old

Lincoln pupils get insight at engineering firm

Work experience: Priory students are learning more about the world of engineering with a scheme with a local company.

Steve Hall, director at Morgan Tucker, shows Priory students the ropes

A group of students form a Lincoln school will be given an insight into the world of engineering with a newly established placement scheme.

Eight Priory Academy LSST students will work with consulting engineers Morgan Tucker over a two week period this month.

Morgan Tucker and the school will also work together on the scheme throughout the next year.

The company, based in Newark, will sponsor an award for most improved pupil at the school’s annual awards ceremony.

It’s an engineer’s life (back to front): Hisham Labal (17), Steffan Rees (18) Mark Watson (17), Tom Morris (17), Chloe Souter (17) Anna Pinkey (17), Samuel Palmer (17), Nick Milner, head of Key Stage 5 mathematics and Caroline Sharpe, sixth form manager.

Head of maths at The Priory, Russell Baker, said: “This is a great opportunity for the students to work with a leading local engineering company.

“The students have applied for the vacancies themselves to get a real taste of what it’s like to apply for a job and work within an engineering environment.

Matthew Tucker, managing director at Morgan Tucker said: “I have always believed that it’s not just ‘book-smarts’ which make applicants employable, but work experience too.

“Anyone looking for a job will be one step ahead if they have the grades and some experience as well, which is what will make these students stand out.”

Source: Cartwright Communications