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The Great EGGER Make Off - Engineers of the Future


EGGER Hexham signs up local schools to take part in an engineering competition - The Great EGGER Make Off. The challenge is to design, calculate and manufacture a mode of transport to carry a log over a 15 metre straight course, with 20% gradient and undulating terrain. It will provide students with the opportunity to showcase their skills, whilst taking part in a team focused project with great rewards.

Students from Queen Elizabeth High School, Prudhoe Community High School and Haydon Bridge High School have signed up to the challenge. Teams will be invited to EGGER Hexham to view their state-of-the art engineering facilities and to collect their log for the competition. Each team will be given £300 to spend on their projects, fully funded by EGGER.

Judging will take place during EGGER’s Apprentice Open Day, on Thursday 7th November, by the Engineering Management Team: Tobias Zimmermann, Plant Director Production and Technical, Steven Walker, Mechanical Engineer and Darren Bannister, Electrical Engineer.

Steven Walker, Mechanical Engineer at EGGER said: “We have introduced this challenge so local engineers of the future have the chance to develop their skills. We are looking forward to seeing all of the entries, and meeting the students who one day could be working within our own dynamic, and forward thinking workforce.”

The winning team will be rewarded with a £50 voucher (per student), a personalised trophy and £2000 towards a new piece of engineering/technology equipment for their school.

Apprentice Open Day - 7th November 2019

EGGER Hexham is hosting an apprentice open day on Thursday 7th November from 3.30pm-6.30pm. The event is open to potential candidates, teachers and parents to find out about the award winning apprenticeships available at EGGER.

Apprenticeships commencing in 2020 include Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Business Administration. These apprenticeships lead to NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications with the potential to go on and achieve degrees.

To find out more about the benefits of an apprenticeship at EGGER take a look at www.egger.com/apprentices or get in touch by email to moc.regge@ku.sboj