The aim of the affiliation is to highlight the EDT’s continuum of programmes and in particular The Year in Industry placement programme, to Glasgow City school pupils and partner them with organisations associated with Glasgow City of Science.
The Year in Industry is a leading provider of UK-based work placements. The programme specialises in providing talented young people with high-quality placements in all areas of engineering, science, computing and business.
Meg Wright – Director for EDT Scotland said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Glasgow City of Science to promote the work of EDT and support young people into work placements. We look forward to a rewarding partnership which strengthens the links with industry and develops the talent pipeline for the future.”
Glasgow City of Science is a pioneering partnership engaging an eclectic mix of organisations (including the academia, government, arts and culture, and business) which aims to build on, and profile, Glasgow and the West of Scotland’s offer as a world-class region of science, culture and place.
EDT joins an illustrious and eclectic list of Glasgow City of Science partners, which ranges from Glasgow City Council, local universities and colleges, and Glasgow Science Centre to Scottish Enterprise, Cineworld and the engineering giants Siemens. In total, Glasgow City of Science has 65 official partners.
Dr Susie Mitchell, Programme Director of Glasgow City of Science said: “We are delighted to welcome EDT to the Glasgow City of Science partnership. The Year in Industry skills programme provides life-changing learning opportunities for young people to develop skills that will open doors to exciting careers in engineering, science and technology. We are calling on partners and local companies in the Glasgow City region to support this exemplar skills programme; ensuring work placement opportunities are across a range of sectors.”
To get involved in the Year in Industry placement programme, please contact Dr Susie Mitchell at Susie.email@example.com
For more information, please contact Sharon Lyons at Glasgow Science Centre on 0141 420 5010 ext 303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors
Engineering Development Trust (EDT) is an education charity that provides STEM enrichment activities to 30,000 young people across the UK, every year. www.etrust.org.uk
Glasgow City of Science is an pioneering, multi-disciplinary partnership of over 60 organisations that aims to promote science and innovation in the Glasgow city region. Boosting STEM skills and jobs to leverage sustainable economic growth is a key objective of the partnership. www.glasgowcityofscience.com
Celebrating its 29th year in 2015, EDT’s “Year in Industry” (or YINI) scheme is a leading provider of UK-based work placements. We specialise in providing talented young people with high-quality placements in all areas of engineering, science, computing and business; providing companies with the opportunity to recruit highly motivated talented individuals before anyone else, so that they can benefit from their potential as trained graduate recruits.
Each year, thousands of the sharpest and most inquisitive young people apply to the scheme, searching for challenging work placements for 1 year before or during their degree course. Read their inspiring YINI stories here.