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Get up to Speed for Education

This annual event is designed for young people, their families and teachers to see some of the UK's best innovations first hand, hear from and talk to those involved in their success and learn about the future of the sector and its evolution through technology.

Get up to Speed for Businesses

Get up to Speed gives businesses the opportunity to showcase their business whilst helping to address the skills gap in engineering, giving something back to the community. Business events throughout the day give the opportunity to network with the sector and promote your company, whilst over 2000 visitors give the opportunity to look for your apprentices and workers of the future.

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Get up to Speed has now been attended by over 8500 people in the past 6 years, around 80% of whom were young people, families and teachers. Companies and apprentices were also out in force sharing information on their businesses and career stories. These included Firth Rixson Ltd, Tata Speciality Steel, William Beckett Plastics, Tinsley Bridge, Newburgh Engineering, Kostal, Davy Markham, AESSEAL, Gripple, Chesterfield Special Cylinders, Siemens VAI, Rolls Royce and JRI Orthopaedics.

Attractions and interactive learning activities have included, Bloodhound SSC, Vestas World Record Sail Rocket, Quicksilver, Marussia F1 Car and Simulator, Vulcan to The Sky, AMRC Mantra Vehicle, British Triathlon Team, Virtual Education Experience (PES), WMG World First F3 Car plus many more.

There was also the chance to try your hand at a range of activities; including racing in the Formula 1 simulator, flying quadcopters, using a kinesis controlled robotic arm, scaring yourself on the skeleton bobsleigh simulator (as seen on BBC's Question of Sport) and learning more about how design and engineering play a part in many different aspects of life from food manufacturing to football, plus much more...

Please note: morning sessions for group bookings fill up quickly. Please book in the afternoon where possible.

Whilst attendance is free of charge, the organisers reserve the right to apply a cancellation fee to group bookings for non-attendance, charged at £100 per booking.

Magna Science Adventure Centre, , Templeborough, S60 1FD
Date and Times

18 Apr 09:30 - 17:00



Contact details

Telephone: 07500 331400