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Yorkshire Eastern Region Host Get Registered Event

A Get Registered event will be held on the evening of 14th November 2017 at the University of Hull.

This informal presentation will provide information as to how you can join the IMechE at any level from student to fellow in a none pressured environment.  Our local IMechE Regional Business Manager, Denis Healy, will provide advice and information on the benefits of membership.  Please book your attendance on the 'Events' section of this website - all are welcome.

A poster outlining this event is available here Get Registered Event 2017

 


IMechE Yorkshire Eastern Area visit Siemens Gamesa

In September, a total of 36 IMechE members and guests were treated to a tour of the Siemens Gamesa site at Alexandra Dock, Hull. This is Siemens Gamesa UK site for the manufacture of offshore turbine blades and the receipt of all other components in order that complete  wind turbine kits can be shipped from the site out to the North Sea windfarms using bespoke barges.  The site covers an area of 540,000sqm, the equivalent of 78 football pitches and has been developed by both Siemens and ABP at a cost of £310m. A total of 1000 new jobs have been created in the area as a result of this investment.

Back in February 2015, the then President of the IMechE, Mark Hunt visited the original site with some local committee representatives. The site was a redundant old Hull dock with some project portakabin offices but he was very impressed with the scope and vision of the project. Within 2 years, the dock has been transformed into the operational site and the first blade was completed in the new factory in December 2016.
The attendees were first given a tour of the site by coach where they were shown the storage areas full of completed blades, tower components and nacelles. We saw the roll-on/roll off facility to facilitate the quick import/export of these large components and the tower assembly area where the 3 sections of the 90metre high turbine towers were assembled vertically such that all the internal wiring and man-lifts could be hooked-up and pre-tested. We saw the huge cranes that are used for this purpose but which also load all the equipment onto the adjacent bespoke barges which are located on a specially built quayside at the site.
The coach tour was then followed by an excellent presentation by Kevin Wilkinson (Head of Commercial) and David Reetham (Head of Engineering and Innovation ) on the overall logistics of supplying offshore wind turbines right through to their installation offshore. The manufacture of the blades which are each 75metres long and weighing 25 tons is done in a bespoke new factory on the site. The blades are made from fibreglass and balsa wood bonded by epoxy resin and considerable manual skills are required to complete the blades to the required profiles and finish.

Siemens also explained the particularly favourable location of the UK for producing offshore wind energy given its relatively shallow seas and prevailing winds. The port of Hull is also ideally located within 12 hours steaming of the major North Sea windfarm projects and has the infrastructure and skills that allow the efficiency of the manufacture, assembly, installation and ongoing maintenance of the wind turbines to be optimised and as a result, Siemens Gamesa has a healthy forward order book for their turbines.

Siemens Gamesa are going further in developing strong links with the local communities ranging from promoting STEM in local schools, facilitating training in local colleges, through to research in local Universities. It is also hoped that the overall supply chain can be extended to further increase local and UK content.

Numerous questions were asked by the attendees and the debate could have gone into the early hours such was the interest but this excellent visit was called to a close late in the evening with thanks and applause for our excellent hosts.

Overall the site which is part of the Green Port Hull initiative is a great development for Hull and East Yorkshire and the UK renewables industry, and the IMechE visitors were very impressed with what they saw and heard.

For more info see:

www.gamesacorp.com/gamesa/en/siemensgamesa.html

www.Greenporthull.co.uk

Grateful thanks are given to Siemens Gamesa for hosting this excellent tour and presentation.  Thanks are also extended to Alan Brattan, Yorkshire Region Committee Chairman, for submitting this news article.




Diverse Yr. 2017 -18 Technical Lecture & Visit Programme Launched.

The Yorkshire Eastern committee have worked hard to formulate an exciting visit and lecture programme for the Year 2017 – 2018 season.

The Manufacturing Sector is particularly well represented with tours of the Siemens Wind Turbine Plant, Swift Leisure Limited and Howdens Joinery featured in the schedule.  Recognising the IMechE committee itself comprises members from a diverse range of industries who have expertise to share, committee member Conrad Hoyle will be providing insights into the significant value lean  working  can bring to your organisation.

The Yorkshire Eastern Region is benefitting from the burgeoning  investment in Green Technologies, and in addition to Siemens hosting a visit, the programme  includes  engineers discussing the challenges  capturing  ‘Energy for Waste’ brings following the journey the Spencer Group has taken to support the  build of a 25MWe power plant within our region.

The programme also features opportunities for personal development in the form of a practical ‘Get Professionally Registered’ workshop and how to place yourself ahead of the pack when applying for your next role in the competitive world of work.

For details of the complete programme please refer to the ‘Events’ section of this website.  The committee hope you will support the programme by attending events from this informative programme which offers the secondary benefit to informally network with Professional Engineers working in the region. 
 
 
  

Committee Reshuffle at Annual General Meeting 

The Eastern Area benefits from a vibrant volunteer committee made up of hard working and enthusiastic members from all facets of local industry. 

 
One advantage of being a committee member is it offers the opportunity to try new roles and develop new skills. As part of embracing this philosophy the Eastern Area announced at the latest Annual General Meeting a refreshed team including Paul Cunningham who takes up the position of Committee Chair replacing Alan Brattan, who after over two years service, moves to the position of Committee Member.

Under Alan's leadership the committee has grown the scope of the work it undertakes and consequently Alan provided a 'good pass' for Paul to lead further development.  At the AGM Alan commented 'as I exit the local chairman's role I'd like to express my gratitude to the other committee members for their work and support over the past 2.5 years and also the University of Hull for providing facilities, resources and other support to our committee'.

Further detail associated with the incoming chair can be found in the 'Meet the Committee' section of this website.


Innovative School's Teaching Apparatus Launched in the Region


The IMechE are committed to developing the next generation of Engineers and Technicians through a variety of STEM activities run through its network of regional groups.  The Yorkshire Eastern Area has run a variety of successful STEM activities supporting schools and colleges throughout the Yorkshire Region.

Developing a lesson plan for delivery to schools that brings engineering to life has proven to be much harder than first meet the eye.  The teaching must be engaging, simulate real life, covers the learning required within a repeatable tight timescale and appeal to all learning styles.  Invariably the best teaching approach involves hands-on activity, and to ensure practicality, the supporting apparatus must be transportable, easily stored and safe to use.

 
In response to this demanding requirement Marc Paish, School's Liaison Officer has developed an innovative teaching plan based on understanding the mechanical considerations needed to develop a Tower Crane complete with supporting teaching kits incorporating all hardware, fasteners and instructions needed to 'Build Your Own Crane'.

This team based exercise investigates force & moment, compressive & tensile forces and the purpose behind beams & cantilevers whilst also developing team working and design skills.  The learning has been developed to suit four different levels of age and ability.  If you have an interest in this project please contact Marc directly via the contact link on these web pages.

Going Out With A Bang – Flight Ejection Seat Design & Technology presentation event comes to our area.



Building upon long-standing cooperation the IMechE has with the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, we are delighted to co-host a visit by Mr Simon Eden BEng MRAeS - Principal Reliability & Maintainability Engineer, of the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Ltd on the evening of 14th December 2016.



Mr Eden will present how Martin-Baker has over 65 years of experience of ejector seat design & manufacture, and whilst doing so, has saved in excess of 7,500 aircrew lives.   This is the story of escape system evolution over those years, from the pioneering founder of the company and the brave test volunteers, through all the development and the expanding capabilities achieved.  How the ejection seat works, the challenges the designs have had to overcome and how those challenges continue to increase with aircraft, aircrew and equipment diversity.



This exciting event will be held at the University of Hull.  Whilst it is free to attend, places are limited and those wishing to attend must pre-book their place by registration on the events section of these web-pages or via the other co-hosts booking facilities.

Bloodhound SSC Thunders into Yorkshire Eastern Area

 
The IMechE Yorkshire Eastern Area were delighted to host a visit by the Bloodhound SSC (Super Sonic Car) Project in January.  The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
 


The extended event ran over four days, held at the University of Hull newly commissioned exhibition hall, included a fascinating evening lecture providing an insight to this project which plans to run the car at a dedicated test strip in South Africa later this year.  In addition to taking the land speed record supersonic, the project is equally focused on delivering an innovative educational program across the UK promoting STEM subjects as an exciting career option to young people.  The event in Hull included an interactive demonstration car, education stands, a hands-on Design & Build challenge and featured the Universities own Formula Student race car.

With the benefit of invaluable administration and planning support provided by Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) Educations Links team, six secondary and five primary schools from the Yorkshire Eastern region visited the event in addition to students from the University of Hull and Hull College attending.  On the final day members of the public attended the exhibition following an invitation extended via local radio.
 
The organising committee within the IMechE Yorkshire Eastern Area would like to extend sincere thanks to the following organisations for making this highly successful event possible.



Award Of Excellence Winner 2015

Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) Apprentice Mohamed Ali won the prestigious IMechE 'Award of Excellence' as presented at HETA's annual awards evening.  Mohamed, an apprentice with HETA, was bestowed with the award in recognition of the outstanding performance delivered during his training on the HETA apprentice scheme.  The award was presented by IMechE Yorkshire Eastern Committee member Glyn Barrick.

Inspiring the Next Generation - Yorkshire Eastern Area Committee Supports Teen Tech Humber Education Day.

‘Engineering is a vital part of the UK economy - engineering employers have the potential to generate an additional £27 billion per year from 2022. This is equivalent to the cost of building 1,800 secondary schools or 110 new hospitals.  If the UK is to benefit economically from this, we will need to meet the forecasted demand for 257,000 new vacancies in engineering enterprises in the same timescale.  The importance of engineering is significant not only economically but also with regards to employment, as for every new engineering role an additional two jobs are created in the economy’.  [Source, ‘Engineering UK’ 2015 Report]

With growing acceptance it is recognised the UK is immersed in a growing skills gap in the engineering and technology sector.  At a corporate level the IMechE acknowledges this dilemma and consequently is at the vanguard of promoting the concept of Professional Engineering as a credible career option to younger members of our society.

The regional IMechE committee network supports tactical deployment of this endeavour by involvement in Education Liaison activities locally in the respective regions.   The IMechE Yorkshire Eastern Area Group have provided strong support to this need by undertaking a number of innovative teaching events with primary and secondary schools in the Yorkshire Eastern Area.

For the fourth year running the Eastern Area have supported the Humber region Teen Tech technology education day, held at Hull’s KC Stadium and attended by approximately 200 secondary school pupils from the Humber area.

Teen Tech runs lively one-day events throughout the UK, with a year-round supporting awards scheme, to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology and is fronted by founder and respected broadcaster Maggie Philbin noted for appearances on science education television programmes such as BBC’s ‘Tomorrow’s World’ and ‘Bang Goes the Theory’.  

At this year’s event the Yorkshire Eastern Area sponsored 18 pupils from Beverley High School to attend and further supported the event by providing  host engineering ambassadors helping out on the day. Locally the event is coordinated by the Humberside Business Education Partnership and the IMechE Yorkshire Eastern Area has found working in concert with such organisations provides the most efficient method of delivering education outreach activities.

Adrian Waddington, IMechE Education Links Officer for the Yorkshire Eastern Area commented, ‘It is unreasonable to think that 100% of pupils attending our education events will go on to pursue a career in engineering or technology.  However one of our objectives is to engender a positive belief that Professional Engineers underpin many important technological endeavours strongly valued by society, changing the traditional ‘spanner and overalls’ image of engineering with all pupils attending’.

Yorkshire Eastern Area Launches Year 2015-2016 Events Program

The Yorkshire Eastern Area committee have scheduled an exciting event's program which will be delivered over the remainder of this year and next. 

The event's program comprises a mix of technical lectures, industrial visits, training & development and social themed content which will build upon the success of programs delivered in previous years.

Last June committee Vice Chairman Conrad Hoyle delivered a very informative lecture on his experiences of implementing Lean Manufacturing Methods into industrial manufacturing operations.  Recognition that knowledgeable speakers exist within the area's membership will be exploited further by the inclusion of a technical talk on Stress Corrosion Cracking, as presented by Alan Brattan - Area Chairman, in the forthcoming events listing.

A further improvement incorporated has been facilitated by the University of Hull who have kindly allowed the IMechE to utilize its newly refurbished Brynmor Jones Library building on the university's Cottingham Road campus to host some of our events.  Please take care to check the event's listings to confirm the location of any particular event prior to travelling.  The Yorkshire Area Committee extend their grateful thanks to the University of Hull for the use of this prestigious facility.

As always, the events program can only be a true success if it is well attended and all individuals interested are encouraged to attend.  The full program is listed in the 'Events' section of this website.  Please take care to pre-book your place before attending, particularly for the industrial visits listed where places available are limited.

Committee Member Colin Sutherland Retires From Core Committee Membership After Sterling Service.

Following 38 years’ service on the Yorkshire Eastern Committee Colin Sutherland has stepped down from mainstream committee membership.

Colin started his career with service in the RAF before working for many years for Rosedown & Thompson where as an engineer Colin travelled the world overseeing the installation and commissioning of Rosedown’s seed crushing and milling equipment.

During his extended service on the IMechE committee Colin diligently undertook a variety of committee roles including Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.

Colin was presented with gifts and certificate by his friends on the committee who thanked him for the fantastic work he has undertaken over the years.  Colin commented that despite being the smallest committee within the Yorkshire Region, the Eastern Area has often performed the best in terms of the lecture programme delivered and effort placed on special events such as hosting Presidential visits.  Although standing down from the committee Colin intends to continue to attend the area’s varied technical lecture & industrial visit programme and social events in the future.

National President visits ‘Green Port Humber’

 

Our National President Mark Hunt OBE travelled to Yorkshire Eastern Region to attend a busy schedule of industrial visits followed by an evening reception on February 27th 2015.

This visit had the theme ‘Green Port Humber’ celebrating related environmental engineering initiatives located in the Yorkshire Eastern area and also visited Further & Higher Education establishments that help to support the training needs of the region.  The Environmental, Energy and Education aspects of the day has direct relevance to the corporate key themes set out in the IMechE’s strategy.

The Humber area is enjoying a renaissance in Industry and Commerce by becoming a recognised National Centre for environmental technologies and this growth is underpinned and facilitated by Professional Engineers working in the area.  Mark Hunt commented “I heard the Humber region is championing the green agenda and that’s something which interests me and which is topical and relevant.  When we grew up the Victorian engineers demonstrated exactly what we are seeing today – great enterprise and innovation that really showcase what industry needs.  Today that’s been driven by some world-class engineers and it’s really quite impressive.  They are pushing that part of the country back onto the industrial map”

Mark Hunt commenced his tour by visiting Humberside Engineering Training Association, (HETA), that operate from three training locations situated on both banks of the Humber.  HETA Is a leading engineering training provider offering vocational training to engineering apprentices and also provides targeted short courses open to all age groups.  HETA also teaches BTEC accredited qualifications on site to Higher National Certificate level.  

Mark Hunt met HETA’s Chief Executive Iain Elliott who commented “There is a growing appetite amongst young people and their parents to a certain degree to come into engineering as a profession but it is nowhere near what it should be.  We still have a big job to do to convince young people that engineering is a profession they should be looking at, and parents need to get that message as well.” 

Also acknowledged was the strong congruence HETA’s training has with the IMechE’s Engineering Technician membership grade and recognition that pursuing a vocational based apprenticeship is a credible alternative to pursuing classroom-only based higher education study options.  In many cases apprentices go onto study at degree level and subsequently graduate with both practical and theoretical capabilities making them more rounded, practically orientated engineers.

Mr Hunt and the visiting party talked at length to individual apprentices working on the shop floor about the work they undertake before addressing HETA apprentices collected in a group talk.

 
 

Following visiting HETA the President travelled to the Saltend Chemical Park where a number of leading process industry businesses have operations located at this business cluster located adjacent to the Humber estuary.
 
Mark Hunt networked with engineers from the Chemical Park over lunch before embarking on a tour of the Vivergo Fuels Bioethanol plant located at the Saltend park led by Matt Gibson, Development Manager,  Vivergo Fuels. 

Vivergo process 1.1 million tonnes of high starch feed wheat each year and convert it into bioethanol and animal feed with no waste.  Furthermore the process is carbon neutral.  Mark Hunt and the visiting group, donned in flame proof overalls and other PPE, were given a hands-on tour of all elements of the Vivergo plant processes including wheat processing, mashing, brewery, distillation, feed pellet processing and dispatch.  At full production, Vivergo will be the UK's biggest bioethanol producer and the UK's largest single source supplier of animal feed, producing enough bioethanol to meet around half of the current UK demand - 420 million litres, and the protein required for approaching 20% of the UK dairy herd.







Using animal-grade feed wheat, Vivergo provides a uniquely sustainable option for alternative energy production, efficiently converting UK animal feed-wheat into both bioethanol and animal feed in order to positively impact the food chain.
 










Following visiting Vivergo the President then travelled westwards along the Humber estuary to Alexandra Dock to view exciting plans to create a world-class offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing, assembly and servicing facilities which will form the centerpiece of Green Port Hull.

Together with development partner Associated British Ports, Siemens is investing £310 million in offshore wind turbine production at Hull’s Alexandra Dock, directly creating 1,000 new jobs and many more during the construction phase and in the supply chain.



Mr Kevin Wilkinson from Siemens Wind Power provided a presentation providing an overview of Siemens wind turbine technology and activities in progress to upgrade Alexandra Dock to create the manufacturing facilities.  The visiting party were struck by the gargantuan size of the completed wind turbines, which when installed measure the same height as the Humber Bridge!   Careful consideration of financial payback is needed when investing in a wind turbine array offshore and Kevin Wilkinson outlined financial considerations that must made to ensure payback on investment.

Following the presentation the President and tour party were treated to a tour of Alexandra Dock to see the initial stages of dock conversion.  This element of the tour was also supported by Mr Paul Hatley, Engineering Manager Associated British Ports, who pointed out the importance of preserving the industrial heritage of key elements of the dock which has been in existence since 1881.  In support of this endeavour the tour party were shown how dock-side coping stones were reused to build new boundary walls during the initial civil works undertaken to build the turbine manufacturing plant.
 

On the evening of the visit the University of Hull hosted over sixty delegates to an evening reception with the National President at the university’s Staff House conference centre.   In addition to the university and IMechE delegates, attendees from over twenty local engineering and training organisations were present.  Many of these organisations kindly displayed examples of the work that they undertook.  Furthermore the universities own Formula Student competition race car and innovative HIVE virtual reality suite was on display.  Delegates were invited to view the HIVE virtual reality technology first hand to experience what it is like to work on an off-shore installation.  The independent car design & build company Z-Cars also exhibited an innovative custom built electric car to delegates which had just completed an alpine rally in mainland Europe.   








Mr Hunt thanked Dr David Richards, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Hull and his wider team for kindly hosting the evening and spoke to the delegates emphasising the positive aspects of Humber region embracing environmental engineering in the way it has.  In support he also said;

“I am really impressed that we are tackling the up-skilling agenda and I like the HETA approach of over-skilling, not just for apprentices but also with graduates.  We have a lot of work to do but I was struck by the vision that exists in the Humber area.” 
 

The IMechE Yorkshire Region and National President extend our grateful thanks to the following organisations which supported the Green Port Humber Presidents Visit.




Furthermore grateful thanks are also extended to all who attended and / or exhibited at the evening drinks reception at the University of Hull.

For further reading please see;


Hull & Humber Bondholders    http://www.hull.co.uk/news.asp?PageID=74&MediaCategoryID=3&NewsID=4788&MediaType=news

Green Port Hull   http://greenporthull.co.uk/

Associated British Ports  www.abports.co.uk

Humberside Engineering Training Association  www.heta.co.uk

Siemens Wind Power  www.energy.siemens.com/hq/en/renewable-energy/wind-power

University of Hull Faculty of Science & Engineering  http://www2.hull.ac.uk/science/

Vivergo Fuels www.vivergofuels.com

Hull University Student is Honored with Best Student Project Award

Whilst visiting the region the IMechE National President Mark Hunt OBE was delighted to present a prize for Best Student Project within the Engineering Master’s Degree programme at the University of Hull as sponsored by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Winning undergraduate student, Mr George Kersey, was delighted to accept the award which comprised an honours board which will be displayed and added to by subsequent winners for years to come.

George Kersey’s winning project involved using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to investigate different types of re-entry vehicles. This required the use of various different types of software, such as ANSYS Fluent, but also Microsoft Excel and Word which enabled him to present the information derived from modelling the re-entry vehicles.

Also present during the presentation made in front of the local engineering and academic community was Dr David Richards, Pro-Vice Chanceller, University of Hull and Mr Alan Brattan, Chairman of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Yorkshire Eastern group.
 

National President Visit Planned in February 2015

Our National President, Group Captain Mark Hunt, is passionate about promoting the IMechE’s objectives across its global network and your local committee are privileged to host a visit by Mark Hunt to our region on 27th February 2015.   The theme for the visit is ‘Green Port Humber’ where we will be showcasing related ‘Green’ initiatives and activities in our area in addition to visiting engineering training & education establishments.  

This will include a review of the exciting plans Siemens Energy has for a Wind Turbine manufacturing facility in East Yorkshire.

Detailed plans for the President's visit are now being put into place.  In recognition to the tour theme 'Green Port Humber'  the President's tour has the itinerary detailed below.

Morning:  The President will visit Humberside Engineering Training Association, (HETA). 

HETA is a leading vocational training organization that provides outstanding Engineering Apprentice and Technician training throughout the Humber region and also operates an innovative schools outreach programme.   

The visit will tour HETA’s facilities and meet the team & students.  Mark Hunt will have the opportunity to address the students and answer questions from the floor.
 

 


Afternoon:
  The President will meet MPDS members and other engineers from the Saltend Chemicals Park site.

Additionally the President will tour the Vivergo facilities located on the Chemicals Park.  Vivergo operate an advanced bioethanol plant, processing wheat grain into bioethanol for blending with mineral diesel.  As a by-product the plant also produces feed-pellet feed stock for the agricultural industry.


Operations adjacent to the Humber estuary are planned to grow with the ‘Green Port Humber’ initiative including exciting plans by engineering giant Siemens to locate a plant dockside providing manufacturing, assembly and support services to the offshore Wind Power industry.  This facilitates easy distribution of manufactured product to North Sea based wind farm arrays and a supporting local turbine service infrastructure is expected to be developed in the region. The President will meet with a representatives from Siemens and Associated British Ports (ABP) to discuss this project and view the location first hand.



Evening:
  Following the day-time events the President will host a evening reception at the University of Hull, attended by IMechE members and representatives from local engineering manufacturing and training organisations.

During the evening the President will view work undertaken at the University, meet with the IMechE Young Members Panel and present a Student prize.


The official Press-Release for this event is listed below;


Renewables theme as industry leader visits Hull engineering businesses 

The future of engineering in the Humber region will fall under the spotlight when the head of one of the industry’s leading professional bodies visits organisations at the forefront of the renewables sector. 

Siemens, Vivergo Fuels, the Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) and the University of Hull will welcome Mark Hunt, President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, on Friday February 27 for a visit which is titled “Green Port Hull.” 

Mr Hunt, an engineer officer in the RAF for nearly 20 years and now a Group Captain, said: “I’m very much looking forward to visiting the Yorkshire Eastern region and learning more about the important contribution the area makes to UK engineering and industry. 

“The opportunity to meet with engineers around the UK and discover the work they are doing is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being President. This is especially true in a region like Yorkshire Eastern, which has a number of leading manufacturing businesses producing innovative products for, among others, the pharmaceutical, aerospace, food, industrial, shipbuilding and construction sectors.” 

The visit will be the first to the Hull area by a President of the Institution for more than five years and the participants were selected to fit the organisation’s three key corporate themes. 

Alan Brattan, a Senior Engineer at Saltend Chemicals Park and Chair of the Institution’s Yorkshire Eastern Area, said: “The Institution represents more than 110,000 members in 140 countries so visits by our President are rare, but the fact that he is coming to Hull underlines the fact that these are exciting times for the engineering professions given the planned industrial developments for this area in general. 

“The visits to Vivergo Fuels and Siemens are particularly relevant to the Institution’s commitment to promoting sustainable energy use and engineering sustainable energy supply in response to global population increase, climate change and competition for natural resources. 

“Visits to HETA and the University of Hull will support our commitment to establishing the right conditions for increasing the number of people embarking on careers in engineering. HETA have developed an innovative programme to promote engineering in schools and the President will meet apprentices whose training is directly aligned to the Institution’s Engineering Technician membership grade.” 

Iain Elliott, Chief Executive of HETA, said: “A visit by the President of the world’s biggest professional body in engineering is an honour for us and also a great opportunity. It demonstrates that HETA is recognised alongside the likes of Vivergo Fuels and Siemens as having a big part to play in the renewables sector, and it also gives our apprentices a chance to learn first-hand from engineers who are at the very top of their profession.” 

Ends. 

 

The organising committee extend their grateful thanks to the following organisations supporting this event;
 






HETA Apprentice Wins IMechE Award of Excellence

The Yorkshire Eastern Area Committee has supported Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) by sponsoring the IMechE Award of Excellence.

Apprentice James Hughes, award winner, is employed as a Mechanical Design Engineer at LSTC Limited.  

For a number of years the IMechE Yorkshire Eastern Area has maintained close links with HETA with particular involvement with joint schools liaison activities.


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