GTM hosts careers event for youngsters

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  • Careers event this Saturday, March 28
  • From 11am to 12.30pm in Alford
  • Great opportunity for academy-aged young people

Youngsters from across Deeside and Donside will have the chance to find out more about their subject and career choices at an Alford event.

The Grampian Transport Museum (GTM) is hosting an Engineering and Science Careers Event this Saturday, March 28, from 11am to 12.30pm.

The event is targeted at academy-aged children from S2 to S5 from Aberdeenshire who are interested in finding out more about the subject choices and career stories from a number of people.

Speakers at the event will cover a range of questions including: What did they do at school? What were their reasons for choosing science or engineering? What’s their current job and what do you do? What do they know now which you wish you knew when you were at school?

Short presentations from the GTM Young Engineers Club, which meets regularly on a Saturday morning at the museum, will also take place.

Commenting on the event, trustee Paul Lawson, who has helped oversee the Young Engineers team, said: “The Grampian Transport Museum, as an educational charity, is here to help do its bit to address the current skills gap in the UK and Scotland in engineering disciplines.

We are here to explain to local youngsters through real life experiences how interesting a career in science and engineering can be.

Paul Lawson, Trustee

“We are here to explain to local youngsters through real life experiences how interesting and rewarding a career in science and engineering can be. Our Young Engineers club has definitely inspired several young people to choose engineering and we feel we can do more!

‘‘Please note that all school aged children must be accompanied by an adult.’’

Anyone who would like to attend should email youngengineers@gtm.org.uk.

GTM will open to the public for the 2015 season this Sunday, March 29, with new exhibitions including a showcase of vehicles made in Scotland, a Rover SD1 Vitesse and, for the first time, one of the rarest and most sought after of all vintage motorcycles, the Brough Superior SS80.