Getting connected with Diploma Students

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Diploma Students





On 24th April, Linton site welcomed 12 Year 11 students, predominately from Linton Village College but also from other schools in the Cambridge area, who are studying for a Diploma in Engineering. The students learnt about careers  and pathways within Engineering and heard from the Dalehead team, including Divisional Engineering Manager Shaun Thorp, Graduate Adetolani Oyefara and Apprentice Nathan Hardy.

Students were shown around the factory with a particular focus on processes and how computerisation aids engineering. Student Joshua Read said “I thoroughly enjoyed the day trip to Dalehead. The way that they used process control techniques really opened my eyes on how widely computers can aid different types of engineering, such as in the food industry”. The Lean Transformation Manager Suzanne Nuttall  and her team facilitated the Plug Game (see photo above) to demonstrate to students how ‘lean’ works in a manufacturing environment and student Matthew Bentley said “….the group activity that we participated in is of fantastic value to my learning and my understanding of the food production industry”.

To round off the day, sausages were on the lunch menu and enjoyed by all, with one describing them as ‘sublime’!

Richard Hall, Head of Applied Learning at Linton Village College said “we had a great day and all the students learnt a great deal about engineering in the food sector and possible career paths in engineering”.

The visit formed part of the students coursework and continues as part of our partnership with Linton Village College and our commitment to supporting and promoting young people within the rural environment. The group below with the Dalehead Foods Lean and Engineering teams.