Looking forward to light-bulb moments at The Buckingham School

We are getting ready for one of the milestone events of this year’s  Inspiration for Innovation programme which is co-sponsored by MEPC Silverstone Park and The University of Buckingham. 

The Inspirational Event “ Succeeding in the 21st century world of work” has been designed by Gaia Innovation to inspire school students to consider careers in automotive, engineering, technology and business enterprise, and to inform them about the different educational pathways to access these 21st Century jobs.  The students will also gain a greater understanding of the importance of transferable personal and social skills and how these skills can be developed throughout their time at school to help them achieve their best post-education destination.

Andy McGinnes Headteacher will kick off the day by welcoming all of the students and the fantastic group of around 40 volunteers who are there to share and inspire the pupils with their personal journeys, job knowledge and career route information.

Our Silverstone Park and Silverstone Technology Cluster volunteers continue to support and enhance the Inspiration for Innovation programme and they will be joined at this event by our UK Automotive 30% Club Outreach Network volunteers, including CDK Global and VW Group UK who will be bringing along their graduate trainees who will act as superb ‘real-models’ for the students at The Buckingham School.  Along with alumni and educators from The University of Buckingham, this should prove to be a hugely informative, relevant and fun experience all round.

The students will be taking part in advanced engineering, automotive, entrepreneurship and enterprise activities, plus career speed networking sessions.  This, along with a VIP speech from Alex Smith MD Volkswagen Group UK highlighting the need for a diverse workforce and an interactive panel discussion with Q&A will make for a truly interactive day.

We look forward to keeping you posted in the next few weeks.

If you would like to get involved with our Inspiration for Innovation volunteer network please email [email protected]