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DC Electronics engaging with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

04 Nov 2013

DC Electronics today called for young people to consider engineering as a career. The comments came after the Company promoted how engineers can use their skills to make a world of difference by launching a video of Fred Guyenette explaining how he secured his current role as a Motorsport Electronics Engineer at DC Electronics. Fred explains how working with DC Electronics has opened up the exciting world of motorsport electronics to him, and how he planned his education to achieve his dream.

The video was filmed as part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek13), a unique campaign between industry and government to change outdated perceptions of engineering careers among young people, their parents and teachers.
The video can currently be seen on the TEW website : www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk or on DC Electronics’ You Tube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/DCElectronics1?feature=watch.

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek13) runs from 4-8 November 2013 and aims to highlight the range of exciting careers available as an engineer. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and DC Electronics along with over 70 other partners, is seeking to encourage young people into engineering careers by demonstrating that engineering is part of everyday life, from the phones young people use to the shoes they wear and the music they listen to.

David Cunliffe, Managing Director said: “Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is an important campaign and DC Electronics is proud to be supporting it. Engineering is hugely important to the UK economy yet many people don’t realise the impact it has on our daily lives. We hope that as a result of this campaign, more young people will discover that modern engineering is a diverse, creative and exciting career choice.”

DC Electronics is always looking for budding Motorsport Electronic Engineers with the right education, skills and aptitude to embark on its intensive training programme when positions become available. The successful candidates learn what it takes to design and build all manner of electrical systems for a variety of competition vehicles, ranging from Formula 1 and NASCAR to Powerboats.

According to EngineeringUK, 85% of engineering graduates go on to employment or further study within 6 months of graduating and graduate engineers had the joint third highest median salary in 2010. Through Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, government and industry aim to address the fact that far too few school children, particularly girls, are choosing the GCSEs, A Levels, Apprenticeships, degrees or other vocational pathways that will lead to engineering careers.

To find out more about great engineering careers, visit www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk

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