Pupils learn about engineering careers during STEM day at Littleport business JDR Cable Systems

PUBLISHED: 07:12 09 October 2019

Pupils across Cambridgeshire got the chance to have a look behind the scenes at JDR Cables as the Littleport-based company held a STEM day. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

Pupils across Cambridgeshire got the chance to have a look behind the scenes at JDR Cables as the Littleport-based company held a STEM day. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

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A Littleport company opened their doors to 150 15-17-year-old students from schools and colleges around the Cambridgeshire as they hosted a a ‘STEMtastic’ event.

Pupils across Cambridgeshire got the chance to have a look behind the scenes at JDR Cables as the Littleport-based company held a STEM day. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Pupils across Cambridgeshire got the chance to have a look behind the scenes at JDR Cables as the Littleport-based company held a STEM day. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

JDR Cable Systems Limited brought together industry and education in a workplace setting to educate and inspire young people to take an interest in engineering careers.

During the day, JDR ran a series challenges for the students - the winners got the chance of a work experience placement, which could result in an apprenticeship.

The day featured interactive activities across various functions to provide young people with a "hands on, enjoyable and insightful experience" said Vicki Ashton, strategic resourcing and talent manager.

Pupils across Cambridgeshire got the chance to have a look behind the scenes at JDR Cables as the Littleport-based company held a STEM day. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Pupils across Cambridgeshire got the chance to have a look behind the scenes at JDR Cables as the Littleport-based company held a STEM day. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

"The day was a huge success and we, as a company, love inspiring the next generation of future engineers.

"We also love demonstrating some of the key aspects associated with the offshore wind, oil and gas industry. "Our thanks to all involved."

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Pupils across Cambridgeshire got the chance to have a look behind the scenes at JDR Cables as the Littleport-based company held a STEM day. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Pupils across Cambridgeshire got the chance to have a look behind the scenes at JDR Cables as the Littleport-based company held a STEM day. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

Pupils across Cambridgeshire got the chance to have a look behind the scenes at JDR Cables as the Littleport-based company held a STEM day. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Pupils across Cambridgeshire got the chance to have a look behind the scenes at JDR Cables as the Littleport-based company held a STEM day. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

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