GBB is now working alongside the Nuffield Placement Scheme in helping young students to experience a professional research environment.
Using work placements, students will be invited to GBB to undertake research projects in Physics and/or Engineering. Whilst here, they will shadow experts at inspections, assist in current research ventures and carry out their own project.
The Nuffield Placement Scheme is a charitable trust established in 1943 by William Morris, Lord Nuffield, the founder of Morris motors. The scheme helps over 1000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians (STEM).
Work placements are being given the go-ahead after Dr David Ward, manager of the scheme, visited GBB and thought it was a “fantastic company” and was eager for us to get involved.
With our commitment to STEM education, our involvement with the scheme is a great way for GBB to impart knowledge, lend support, and enhance students’ Personal Development Plans.
GBB currently has a student on work placement who is undertaking a mathematical project in vehicle collisions, which will be presented at a national Nuffield event later in the year. It is hoped that the student’s work at GBB will lead to a CREST award. Run by The British Association for the Advancement of Science, ‘CREST’ is a well-known and nationally recognised reward which helps bridge the gap between science in the classroom and the ‘real’ world.