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EVENT: Building a bright skills future for the Rail industry in Scotland

EVENT: Building a bright skills future for the Rail industry in Scotland

Our friends at Primary Engineer are hosting an event in Edinburgh on Wednesday 17th April – ‘Building a bright skills future for the Rail industry in Scotland’ - and would like to extend an invitation to any InstMC members who are based in, or will be in, the area.

This is a joint event with Primary Engineer, Scottish Engineering and The University of Edinburgh, hosted in the state-of-the-art Nucleus Building; a new shared learning, teaching and social hub at the heart of The King’s Buildings campus.

Featuring a panel session, Q&A and networking, this free event will give an overview of the impact and opportunities for STEM engagement with representation from across the whole engineering industry. This is a chance to ask questions, share your insights and collectively brainstorm ways to enhance young people’s awareness of the exciting career prospects within the rail industry.

For further information, and to book your place, visit

Primary Engineer recently published a report, Keeping Kids on Track, evaluating 5 years of the Primary Engineer Rail Programme, a STEM initiative which allows primary school pupils to build and test their own rail models while getting to interact with engineering professionals in class. Over 40,000 pupils have taken part all over the UK and the report has shown that engaging pupils as early as Primary school can make serious impact when it comes to addressing the skills challenges in the engineering sector.  

Although the report looks specifically at the Rail Sector, there has been a lot of interest in replicating this in other sectors and engineering disciplines.  

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