RSD Pressings helps aspiring female engineer gain work experience

by | Jul 21, 2019 | Good news | 0 comments

A Cannock based leading manufacturer of automotive presswork has stepped in to ensure that an aspiring female engineer from Barr Beacon school in Walsall could have work experience of an engineering firm in the automotive supply chain.

RSD Pressings, based in Watling Street were alerted to the opportunity by Next Gen Makers, following contact received by the school saying that unfortunately the student was unlikely to find a weeklong placement in local industry.

RSD Managing Director Daniel Burton comments: “It was a pleasure to be able to offer Mya, 17, a week’s work experience so that she could find out firsthand what working in local automotive engineering is like. We were able to put together a comprehensive week of activity for her which included days in the Design Office, on the shop floor, in our Measurement and inspection department and with me discussing the company background and the markets that we operate in”.

A year 12 student, Mya has one year left at Sixth Form studying A-Levels but says that she has “always held an interest in becoming an Engineer from an early age”. The work experience at RSD Pressings was an opportunity for her to learn about a local engineering company at the second tier of the automotive supply chain, including the principles of presswork.

Adam Tipper, Director of Next Gen Makers adds: “Next Gen Makers were contacted by Barr Beacon School regarding Mya’s interest in an engineering work experience placement, specifically within the automotive sector. Fortunately RSD Pressings were able to accommodate this and we were able to organise this for them. Acting as this link between education and industry so that more young people can experience real engineering is exactly what Next Gen Makers is designed to do”.

Daniel Burton concludes: “It’s very important that companies like ours engage with local schools and colleges to play our part in inspiring the next generation into our sector and particularly to raise awareness of SME engineering employers like ourselves”.