Steven Wilkinson at Husqvarna
I am the Head of Design Technology at Red House School, Teeside and during the half term break I attended a three day teacher placement at Husqvarna. I spent time in each of the departments that Husqvarna operates which ranged from the initial moulding of each of the 2600 different plastic components used on the various assembly lines, product development and support, through to the manufacturing assembly lines and quality control.
The teachers in residence programme has given me a great insight into what engineering employers are looking for in school leaver employees, helping to ensure our pupils have the skills and aptitude for the employment roles that are offered. Seeing first-hand the processes and facilities at Husqvarna, who are a global leader in outdoor power products for forestry, park maintenance, lawn and garden care, as well as talking to industry experts, has been extremely beneficial.
Design and Technology (D&T) is the inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which prepares all young people to live and work in the designed and made world.
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