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Hitherbest encourages young engineers at school fundraiser

June 2019

When a Shropshire primary school reached out to local businesses for raffle prize donations Hitherbest was delighted to be able to help. Understanding that this was an opportunity, not just to support a local school raise much-needed funds but also, to introduce children to the wonderful world of engineering, Hitherbest provided a Junior Engineer Prize Pack worth £75.

Oxon CE Primary School, in Shrewsbury, was delighted with the prize bundle which contained STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) games, construction kits and books. Karen Ure, PTA Chairperson (pictured [L] with Hitherbest Director Nicky Evans [R]) thanked Hitherbest, explaining that the money raised by the raffle would be used to support curriculum enrichment activities such as theatre trips and music concerts.

The next generation of engineers is key to the success of the UK economy

In 2017 a report commissioned by Engineering UK highlighted the need to encourage young people to study engineering. It estimated that “some 2.7 million people are directly employed in the UK’s manufacturing industries” and there are “skills shortages for employers in key UK engineering sectors that are expanding” with a predicted shortfall of 20,000 per annum.

At Hitherbest, we are keen to support initiatives that encourage children to develop a passion for engineering. We understand that a business can only succeed in the long term if it has a skilled and committed workforce, and we are rightly proud of our team – many of whom have been with the company for decades.

If you have engineering skills and are looking for a new opportunity you can view the vacancies at Hitherbest by clicking here.

To read the 2017 Engineering UK report “The state of Engineering” click here:

https://www.engineeringuk.com/media/1355/enguk-report-2017.pdf

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