Firstly, a connection was made with the University of Liverpool’s Formula Student team which had a table-top display the event. Safran has since assisted the team with its work. Formula Student takes place in mid-2018 and is an international competition in which top engineering students design, build and race a single seat racing car. Four of the University of Liverpool’s team spent three days with Safran.
“I am confident that the working relationship will grow stronger and stronger and last for several years,” says Stephen Dyer, Safran’s Trainer for Composites. “We are hoping to send a few of our apprentices to Liverpool University in the next few weeks to carry on the work we have started.”
Safran’s participation at the Composites UK event and case study presentation ‘Working to the Future through Apprenticeships’ also resulted in an on-site meeting with Mac Measuria from JNV Composites and Pete Redfern from Tameside College who were looking to set up a training school similar to that in place at Safran.
“It is worth promoting some of the working relationships that can be established through networking at these conferences and the benefits all parties can take from these new working relationships,” Dyer adds.
The Composites UK event calendar for 2018 will be announced soon.