Free engineering course for Coventry schools

Leading educational charity The Smallpeice Trust is offering Year 9 students in Coventry the chance to explore the exciting world of engineering on a residential course this summer, which will see them working alongside experts from the likes of Aston Martin, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. Coventry has long been at the centre of the automotive industry, with a proud heritage that stretches back over 100 years; this summer the city will look to the next generation of engineers when Year 9 students will be offered sponsored places on The Smallpeice Trust’s Automotive Engineering residential course.

Thanks to a generous donation secured by The Smallpeice Trust, Year 9 students from state schools in Coventry will be offered 50 free places. The past few years have seen charities and organisations around the country, including The Smallpeice Trust, working hard to increase diversity within engineering and reduce the gender gap in this traditionally male dominated industry. Places are available for both male and female students, but are being offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Those that are interested need to be quick to snap them up!

The course itself takes place over three days from 12th – 14th July at Coventry University. Attendees will be invited to work alongside engineers from top companies, designing and developing their own projects using exclusive equipment from the university.

For more information about The Smallpeice Trust’s 2016 courses visit


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