The Engineering Quest, the charities sponsor loves to show what they make which truly enhances many in the world. Arabian gymnasts were given a tour last week to see first hand.

Arabian gymnasts Poppy (aged 16) and Emilee (aged 10), went to have a look around our offices and had a series of questions for us that we answered on their tour.

Steve gives the girls Poppy and Emilee an insight into what The Engineering Quest do
Steve gives the girls Poppy and Emilee an insight into what The Engineering Quest do

So what is engineering?

Engineering is the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures.

What does ‘The Engineering Quest’ do and what sort of things do we make?

We help people design and develop parts and products that make the world a better place to live in.

We have made parts for experiments on Mars, parts that make the internet work, parts that make cars, trucks, trains and ships use less fuel. We have made parts for artificial legs and parts for eye operations. We have also made parts for drilling holes miles underground.

What do we use to make these things?

We have 2 factories full of machines that are controlled by computers. The computers make the machines move like a robot.

What do the people do inside the factory?

People program and maintain the machines, organise the work, talk to the customers about their parts, buy materials and check that everything is done correctly.

What sorts of people do engineering?

Men and women do engineering. We have people from every background, including school leavers, college students and university graduates.

How do we train people to become engineers?

We currently have 21 engineering apprentices and we take on 4 new apprentices every year. All of our apprentices attend college and go through a rigorous internal training program. This can take between 3 and 4 years.

What is good about being an engineer?

Engineering is a common language and it can be used all over the world. Most of the things you touch and see during you normal day have been designed, developed or made by engineers. You can be involved in this process.

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