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12.02.14

New courses launched to promote careers in rail

The Smallpeice Trust has launched two new residential courses to encourage young people to consider a career in the rail industry.

The residential courses for 15 to 17 year olds will be held at the University of Birmingham and the University of Huddersfield and are sponsored by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and NSARE.

Students will explore the technical and operational systems needed to create a high speed rail network, including aerodynamics, vehicle dynamics, crashworthiness, radio communications, and railway control and signalling systems.

They will be challenged to design and build rail vehicles to see which performs best on track, in a wind tunnel, and in a crash test.

The trust stated: “On each course, students will meet and talk to young engineers who are following a path in these exciting fields, giving them a greater understanding of the roles they undertake and the wide range of career prospects that are available.

“All Smallpeice courses are linked to the National Curriculum and are designed to improve core skills such as team building, financial management, communication and problem solving. By attending one of our courses students will gain experience of university and working life that will accelerate their personal development and their potential for greater academic achievement.”

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