Pitstop at F1 team factory

Pitstop at F1 team factory

A group of budding engineers from North Shropshire College (NSC) made a pit stop to the Williams Martini Racing F1 Factory.

The 14 learners, who all study either engineering or mechanics, visited the advanced engineering section of the factory, learning how employees with the racing team use their scientific knowledge to solve everyday problems.

They were invited along after winning a prize-draw competition hosted by Randstad Student Support, a provider of learning support staff, at the Association of Colleges conference in Birmingham last November.

NSC motor vehicle lecturer Derek Coffey said: “It was a fantastic day out. The students really enjoyed the visit, giving a real insight into what career choices and apprenticeships are available at advanced engineering firms such as Williams.”

Sadie Besley, Operations Director, Randstad Student Support said: “It was fantastic to see the students engage with the experience and fully embrace all the elements that create a successful F1 team.”

Main pic, from left: learners Christian Ball, aged 17, Jonathan Donaldson, 17, Jonathan Pinches, 17, Karen Guthrie, Randstad student and worker support, students Dylan Bowyer, 18, Rhys Arnold, 17, Rachel Ara Grant, 17, Jade Williams, 16